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Trade of parrots in urban areas of Madagascar MCD - Publications - 3 days ago
The live capture of parrots is causing increasing concern across Africa. In Madagascar, home to three species of parrot (Coracopsis nigra, C. vasa, Agapornis canus), no study has examined how these species are being extracted from the wild and traded. In this study, we examined the procurement, length of ownership, and the end of ownership of pet parrots. Data were collected via household surveys (n = 440 interviews in 9 towns), market visits (n=17 markets in 6 towns), and opportunistic data collection...
Nairobi, Kenya, and Cambridge, UK —Representatives from African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) nations meeting last week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, have ended their summit with a commitment to “address illegal exploitation of natural resources and wildlife trafficking as well as promote sound and sustainable natural resources management.”
Foreign armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Janjaweed (a Sudanese militia), and other non-State militias, are the main perpetrators of wildlife poaching and trafficking across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape, a region that straddles the northwest border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the southwest border of the Central African Republic, according to a new TRAFFIC report.
© The ENOUGH Project Selon un nouveau rapport de TRAFFIC, des groupes armés étrangers, notamment l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), les Janjaweeds (une milice soudanaise) et d’autres milices non-étatiques, sont les principaux auteurs du braconnage et du trafic des espèces sauvages dans le paysage Garamba-Bili-Chinko en Afrique centrale, une région allant de la frontière nord-ouest de la République démocratique du Congo à la frontière sud-ouest de la République centrafricaine.
During the month of November, a number of large development projects with climate resilience benefits were approved by MDBs. Support was also confirmed to support disaster risk resilience and recovery in small island states. The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn served as a launchpad for a number of new funding and project launch announcements.
The Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning tool was updated with several new functions, including an Integrated Benefits Calculator to assess impacts of emissions reductions for the climate, health and crops. Launched during the 3rd session of the UN Environment Assembly, the tool can now also account for the effects of land use change, including deforestation, reforestation and agricultural expansion. The enhanced tool enables users to estimate impacts of mitigation strategies without expert support,...
Despite the substantial area covered by grasslands in Madagascar (65%), the taxonomy of the grasses (Poaceae), which represent the main plant component of these vegetation types, is still understudied. Inventories and detailed specimen identification work from 1 2 localities in the Itremo Massif Protected Area allowed us to compile a list of grasses present in the area. In total, members of eight subfamilies, 56 genera, and 99 species have been recorded from the Itremo Massif. Grasslands cover 75%...
The 53rd session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-53) and the associated sessions of its four Committees met from 27 November – 2 December 2017, in Lima, Peru. The meeting adopted, among other decisions, the biennial work programme and budget, and policy guidelines on gender equality and empowering women. It further reviewed projects and activities, such as on the Emerald Triangle Protected Forests Complex and a microcredit pilot scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises in...
The sixty-ninth meeting of the Standing Committee (SC69) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) established 27 intersessional working groups. The SC agreed to treat all pangolin parts and derivatives as though they have always been listed on Appendix I. The Committee rejected a request by Madagascar to export its stockpiles of thousands of tonnes of seized or “declared” rosewood and ebony.
The GEF Council adopted a Policy on Gender Equality, a Policy on Stakeholder Engagement, and the November 2017 Work Program, which includes over US$500 million in project financing. The Council also, inter alia, discussed an update on the seventh replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-7), the report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), and relations with the Conventions and other international institutions.

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