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More funding for biodiversity

More funding for biodiversity As the world wakes up to the biodiversity crisis more funding is becoming available. By Yves Vanderhaeghen According to Professor Sally Archibald, who leads the Wits-based Future Ecosystems for Africa programme, scientists could provide a valuable role in directing funding towards projects where the evidence suggests positive change can be made. […]

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Africa needs equitable climate solutions

Africa needs equitable climate solutions  While world leaders are converging for crucial talks on the pressing global climate crisis in Dubai it’s an opportune time for African countries to take stock of the unique role they play in the world’s changing dynamics.       This year the spotlight at COP28 has been on slashing greenhouse gas

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Forging a future for the African wildlife economy

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy    By Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes Africa’s iconic wildlife forms a key part of the continent’s identity and is globally significant, both ecologically and economically. As the twenty-first century progresses, how is Africa’s economy likely to evolve and what role will this vital natural heritage play within it? Emerging

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Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development Sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies are critical to the future of wildlife conservation in Africa. However, there is a lack of knowledge of wildlife economies and what is required to enhance their contribution to sustainable development and wildlife conservation across the continent. The Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) of

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