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New agreement will ensure sustainable parks in South Sudan

New agreement will ensure sustainable parks in South Sudan African Parks, the international conservation organisation, has signed an agreement with the government of South Sudan to manage the Boma and Badingilo National Parks. The agreement is valid for 10 years and includes the renewable management of these national parks, all wildlife corridors, and the proposed […]

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Southern Africa leaders take action to prevent forest degradation

Southern Africa leaders take action to prevent forest degradation Last week, Southern Africa leaders signed the Maputo Declaration for the protection and conservation of the Miombo woodland biome. Compiled by Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica The Maputo Declaration is an instrument that will promote joint and integrated actions for the recovery and management

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Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of an increased number of poachers active across the province.  By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica The succulents are exported mainly to the Chinese

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Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa.  Although some African countries have benefitted from nature-based tourism, the monetary value of protecting a country’s natural heritage has not yet been fully

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African Parks and Zambian government vow to protect Kafue.

27 February 2021 – Non-Profit Organisation African Parks and the Zambian government has vowed to protect Kafue, one of Zambia’s prime national parks. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will ensure increased protection and continued development of Kafue.       The Government of Zambia and African Parks signed the MoU early in February. The MoU will

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WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye firmly on the African tourism sector.

By L.M. Louw 11 February 2021 – Although there is the proverbial mountain to climb, WhyAfrica’s Hawks eye will be firmly on the African tourism sector. In the thaw of the big Covid-19 freeze, Africa is the perfect place for a long overdue experience after prolonged lockdowns and travel restrictions. As a tourism destination Africa

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Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north of Congo Brazzaville.   The funding agreement is with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The funds will be used to implement an

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