30 Jan '16, 6pm

In Kenya, we're making forest protection profitable for locals—a win for people & #wildlife: https://t.co/AnCCItMJsx

In Africa, deforestation and climate change give real cause for concern. The African continent is anticipated to experience more than its fair share of climate change’s negative impacts. From extreme weather patterns to losses in crop productivity to an overall decrease in the quality of life for both the people and wildlife that call Africa “home,” the effects of a changing climate are only continuing to accelerate. Deforestation throughout Africa is also troubling—while the continent is home to 17 percent of the world’s forests, it is losing them at four times the rate of the global average. Encouraging forest protection through REDD+. A key component of AWF’s climate change mitigation efforts are Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects. Through REDD+, communities are incentivized to protect and improve the quality of their forests, ...

Full article: http://www.awf.org/projects/chyulu-hills-redd

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awf.org 30 Jan '16, 6pm

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nwf.org 30 Jan '16, 9pm

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cites.org 31 Jan '16, 5pm

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africansafaritours.org 30 Jan '16, 5pm

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awf.org 24 Jan '16, 2pm

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nwf.org 31 Jan '16, 12pm

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greenbiz.com 01 Feb '16, 9am

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africansafaritours.org 30 Jan '16, 5pm

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What's the ecological value of #vultures? They'...

awf.org 06 Feb '16, 4pm

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iucn.org 29 Jan '16, 1pm

Notable outcomes from the meeting include China (including Hong Kong), Kenya and the Philippines being commended for makin...