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Tag: North Africa

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Wildlife declines in conflict hotspots


The escalation of armed conflicts has caused dramatic population declines of endangered local species, ultimately putting humans at risk. The escalation of armed conflicts in the Sahara and Sahel – up 565% since 2011 – is accelerating population declines of endangered local species, such as African Savannah elephants and Saharan cheetahs, in areas that once [...]

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Egypt remains a hot spot for illegal chimp and ivory trade

24/03/2013.environment & science.#Egypt

In September, customs authorities at Cairo International Airport seized 17 endangered falcons. The following month, a man was caught smuggling a cobra in his hand luggage on a flight from Cairo to Kuwait, forcing an emergency landing. And most recently, in January, customs authorities confiscated two shipments of ivory at the airport. These latest confiscations [...]

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Egypt-Saudi bridge: Is the government sacrificing natural resources for short-term gains?

03/02/2013.environment & science.#Egypt

Despite earlier cautions by environmentalists to conduct proper scientific studies before commencing building, plans for the King Abdullah Bridge, which would link Egypt and Saudi Arabia, are moving forward. Last week, in response to calls by President Mohamed Morsy, the Saudi Binladin Group announced it was willing to fund the US$3 billion project in cooperation [...]

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