Source: INTERPOL |

Global crackdown on illegal wildlife and timber trade: INTERPOL and World Customs Organization join forces

In Southern Africa, Namibian authorities intercepted large amounts of timber before they were smuggled into the region

World Customs Organization (WCO) law enforcement operation has seen hundreds of arrests and the disruption of wildlife and timber crime networks globally. Codenamed “Thunder 2022”, the month-long (3-30 October) operation brought together police, customs, financial intelligence units, wildlife and forestry enforcement agencies from 125 countries - the largest number of…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Rabies and One Health: Africa strives to halt dog-mediated human deaths by 2030

FAO supports African multi-sectoral efforts to stop deaths from rabies

“The rabies situation in Banian is worrying and constitutes a real public health problem” said Dr. Alpha Oumar Barry, animal health consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Guinea, referring to the two cases of confirmed dog rabies, 19 reported dog bites to humans and nine dog-eaten animals…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Parliament resolution on rustling takes shape as army deploys 11,400

This follows a resolution of Parliament urging government to immediately stop cattle rustling and restore peace, security and stability

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) has made robust deployments by enhancing troop levels in each district of the Karamoja sub-region to curb cattle rustling. This follows a resolution of Parliament urging government to immediately stop cattle rustling and restore peace, security and stability in the sub-regions of Teso, Lango,…

Source: The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) |

FlashBack – VedEd Africa: Institutions of Veterinary Higher Learning Discuss OneHealth Clinical Skills Assessment and Training

Over the course of three days, the event addressed three subthemes that were attended by over sixty-eight academics, researchers, clinicians, government officials, civic society, and veterinary institutions

VetEd Africa's inaugural conference, titled "Veterinary Clinical Skills Training and Assessment for OneHealth," took place in Muldersdrift, South Africa from 1-3 November, 2022. Over the course of three days, the event addressed three subthemes that were attended by over sixty-eight academics, researchers, clinicians, government officials, civic society, and veterinary institutions…

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COVID-19 and Climate Change - Working with Communities and Nature to Build Resilience to Shocks and Stressors in Africa (By Dianne Tipping-Woods)

As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP27 takes place, there are hopes that ‘the African COP’ will mobilise the funds and actions needed for a climate-resilient Africa

By Dianne Tipping-Woods of Africa Nature-Based Tourism Platform (https://NatureBasedTourism.africa/) Farmer Ndaula Liwela, from Machita settlement in Namibia’s Zambezi province, points to the scattered flowers of a baobab tree lying on the dry ground close to her homestead. “The fruit this year will be small and few,” she says, even though…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

South-South Cooperation project between Uganda and China advances to new level amid impressive results

Chinese expert team prepares to deploy for Phase III of FAO-supported initiative

A highly successful South-South Cooperation (SSC) project between China and Uganda, supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), moved towards its latest stage today as a Chinese expert team prepared to deploy to Uganda to provide technical support for implementation of Phase III, which is now being…

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Angama Amboseli to Open November 2023

Angama Amboseli will be a gentle start or finish to any East African safari, and a lovely contrast to the wide open plains of the Maasai Mara

Angama (https://Angama.com) is delighted to announce the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli (https://bit.ly/3EchcMU), an intimate lodge of just 10 suites in the private 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the famed backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. “Set within a fever tree forest where some of Africa’s last Super Tuskers* roam, Angama Amboseli will…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Members of Parliament call for livestock vaccination

The call was made after Napak District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Faith Nakut raised a matter of urgency during the plenary sitting

Members of Parliament want government to carry out countrywide vaccination of livestock to curb the spread of the foot and mouth disease in the cattle corridor. The call was made after Napak District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Faith Nakut raised a matter of urgency during the plenary sitting on…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Support from Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to Animal Husbandry and Agriculture in Niger

TİKA provided the tourist guides with 44 goats, 11 ploughs and fertilizers to improve their economic conditions and contribute to the agricultural production and animal husbandry in the region

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided goat and agricultural tools for 11 Nigerien citizens, who are members to AVEN, namely the Association for the Valorisation of Ecotourism in Niger. According to the UN data, about half of the Nigerien population live under the poverty threshold. Niger is one of…

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Africa’s Conservation Leaders Forge a Path for the Future of Grassroots Conservation at Tusk Roundtable, Attended by the Prince of Wales

Plans to accelerate African-led conservation discussed at influential meeting ahead of major global biodiversity summits later this year

Africa’s conservation leaders have come together at St James’ Palace to accelerate growth in the sector across the continent. Following last night’s prestigious Tusk Conservation Awards, the roundtable pooled a wealth of expertise and created opportunity for pan-African leaders to collaborate, develop knowledge and devise plans to tackle the most…