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Among necessary giants: why we can’t afford to lose the elephant

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

27th July, 2011

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson, authors of Walking Thunder, explain why the survival of the elephant is critical for our own future more...
Raoul du Toit, 2011 Goldman Prize winner

Raoul du Toit: Saving Zimbabwe's black rhino

Matilda Lee

31st May, 2011

Despite increased poaching threats, a difficult political situation, drought and climate change, Goldman Prize Winner Raoul du Toit has pioneered a new approach in community stakeholding to save the black rhino more...
Tea picking in Kenya

PG Tips and Lipton tea hit by 'sexual harassment and poor conditions' claims

Verity Largo and Andrew Wasley

13th April, 2011

Unilever denies some female employees at its Rainforest Alliance-certified tea plantation in Kenya are subjected to sexual harassment. But Dutch research outfit SOMO paints a very different picture. Verity Largo and Andrew Wasley report more...
Cambodia sugar plantations

Revealed: the bitter taste of Cambodia’s sugar boom

Sam Campbell

13th April, 2011

Sugar may seem innocuous enough, but sweet-toothed Western consumers could be fuelling conflict between poor farming communities and big business with every spoonful. Sam Campbell reports from Phnom Penh more...
Tea loading in Indonesia

Environmental damage and human rights abuses blight global tea sector

William McLennan

13th April, 2011

Human rights violations have been reported at plantations in virtually all major tea producing countries, while tea growing itself has a profound effect on the local environment. William McLennan reports more...
palm oil plantation

Palm oil giants target Africa in 'land grab' following Indonesia deforestation ban

Tom Levitt

25th March, 2011

Indonesia's move to bring in a two-year moratorium on new palm oil plantations to protect its remaining rainforests has seen agribusiness giants like Sime Darby switch expansion plans to Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia more...
Malawi FYF

Agroecological farming 'can double food production in Africa over next 10 years'

Tom Levitt

8th March, 2011

Low-input farming projects, not reliant on chemical fertilisers and pesticides, have brought significant increases in food production in Africa, south-east Asia and South America, according to a UN report more...
Migrating wildebeest

Tanzania urged to accept World Bank funding of alternative Serengeti highway route

William McLennan

3rd March, 2011

World Bank offers to help fund the cost of road if it avoids bitterly opposed route through the Serengeti National Park more...
Ploughs_into_swords

Worldwatch report attacks criminalising of seed saving and promotes agroecology

Tom Levitt

13th January, 2011

Green revolution approach of expensive fertilisers and seeds is failing and needs replacing with projects that prevent food waste, build resilience to climate change, and strengthen city farming more...
A mountain gorilla

Mountain gorilla numbers in central Africa on the rise

Shanta Barley

9th December, 2010

The increase in population in Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda from 380 to 480 is due to efforts to reduce poaching and disease, say scientists more...
Bycatch

What's linking slavery to your dinner plate?

Environmental Justice Foundation

October 4th, 2010

A shocking new film released by the Environmental Justice Foundation reveals how workers endure violence and incarceration for months - or even years - onboard ships which supply European consumers with fish. more...
Bycatch

'Slavery' uncovered on trawlers fishing for Europe

Felicity Lawrence, special correspondent for the Guardian

30th September, 2010

Violence and incarceration for months or even years found on ships off coast of west Africa, which supply European consumers with fish more...

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Gold panning

Nigeria gold rush sees 200 children killed in outbreak of lead poisoning

Xan Rice, Guardian East Africa correspondent

23rd September, 2010

The UN has sent an emergency team to Zamfara state, in Nigeria, as processing of ore by hand affects 18,000 people more...
Guyana

Atlantic Rising: Guyana using mangroves to defend itself from sea-level rises

Tim Bromfield

19th July, 2010

Global sea level rise poses a big challenge for the small country of Guyana but mangrove planting offers a cost-effective way of protecting coastal regions more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Zimbabwe given 'one last chance' on diamond mining exports

Ecologist

16th July, 2010

Campaign groups on the verge of leaving international diamond trade body because of failures to prevent military takeovers of mines, worker deaths and systematic smuggling more...
Malawi FYF

Malawi reaps the reward of returning to age-old, chemical-free farming

Molly Stevenson

22nd June, 2010

Returning to age-old, chemical-free farming techniques is improving crop harvest for Malawian farmers more...
Migrating birds

UK conservation 'pointless' without tackling African climate change

Lynn Morris

30th March, 2010

Conservation efforts towards protecting migrating bird habitats in Europe may be doomed to failure unless we tackle climate change and protect Africa's coastlines more...
Fishing in Ghana

Atlantic Rising: How sea level rises are poisoning water in Ghana

Will Lorimer

2nd March, 2010

In the latest blog the Atlantic Rising team look at how rising sea levels are poisoning local water sources in Western Ghana more...
Maize

Brazilian GM crop surge reported

Ecologist

23rd February, 2010

Brazil becomes second biggest biotech grower after the US as industry predicts big increases in GM soybean, maize and cotton production in 2010 more...
The Desmondium intortum

Vets turn to African herbs as animal drugs stop working

Ecologist

19th February, 2010

The west's veterinary drug drive is not working, say animal disease scientists who have started researching the effectiveness of plant-based treatments used in Ethiopia more...
Desert world

What's stopping us getting solar power from deserts?

Mark Jansen

10th February, 2010

Plans to use concentrating solar power plants in the Sahara to generate and export electricity have been on the table for years. Now, it looks as though political will might help move things forward more...
Ploughs_into_swords

UK overseas aid ignoring small scale agriculture

Ecologist

3rd February, 2010

Department for International Development (DfID) accused of failing to support long-term agricultural programmes and being obsessed with an 'industrial model' of food production more...
Climate disaster

Is aid without climate adaptation a waste of time?

Tom Levitt

29th January, 2010

Aid agencies are well resourced and quick to act, but not enough of them appear to be using their power to tackle the long term problems posed by climate change. Tom Levitt reports more...
Malaria

Warmer temperatures spreading malaria in Africa

Ecologist

4th January, 2010

Millions more exposed as disease moves into higher altitude areas in Kenya and Tanzania more...
African Elephant

Who needs Africa's land more: us or wildlife?

Thembi Mutch

29th December, 2009

An explosive mix of animals, people and economics means that land in Africa is becoming more valuable - and more contested - than ever more...

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