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Liberia’s first comprehensive research study on marine plastic pollution commissioned by Conservation International-Liberia has recommended a range of evidence-based strategies to effectively prevent or reduce the entry of plastics into the marine environment.

Conducted by the University of Cape Coast’s Center for Coastal Management, it calls for policy approaches and…

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An additional 865 hectares of biodiversity-rich rangelands in South Africa’s Kruger to Canyons landscape will now be under improved management. This is after Conservation South Africa (CSA), our affiliate, and partners signed a negotiated Conservation Agreements with livestock farmers from Phiring and Malaeneng Villages in Sekhukhune District Municipality, Limpopo Province.

In June, Conservation International (CI)-Madagascar, local communities and other partners restored 28 hectares of degraded mangrove sites in Ankorera village, Antsiranana region in north-eastern Madagascar.

This was done to mark both the World Ocean Day and World Environment Day, in celebrations that were led by the regional office of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

The restored site is part of the expanded area of the Ambodivahibe Marine Protected Area that CI Madagascar and local communities are co-managing to enhance management of marine and coastal resources and improve livelihoods of local communities.

Other activities conducted to mark the day included soccer and dance competitions to raise awareness about environmental conservation, with CI Madagascar awarding prizes to winners.

Madagascar National Parks, WWF, MIHARI Network and other key partners were part of the event.

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In June, Conservation International-Madagascar supplied new kits (tents, raincoats, torches, caps ) to local community members employed to patrol vital forests in eastern Madagascar to prevent harmful human activities.

An initial 300 community forest patrollers within the Ankeniheni-Zahamena (CAZ) and Ambositra-Vondrozo (COFAV) forest corridors received the kits, with others scheduled…

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Conservation International (CI) has supported wildlife conservancies in Kenya’s Mara rangelands to enhance monitoring of Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) linked to climate change to help reduce the heightening loss of wildlife, livestock and human lives.

Under a three-month capacity building program, CI and the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) have…

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Conservation International-Liberia has provided five drones to Liberia’s Forestry Development Authority (FDA) to strengthen forest conservation in the country.

CI Liberia Country Director Peter Mulbah handed over the drones to FDA’s Managing Director C. Mike Doryen, to enhance the agency’s ability to effectively monitor and manage the country’s protected forests, and their rich array of biodiversity, including forest elephants, pygmy hippos, and chimpanzees.

This comes amid heightening threats of illegal logging and hunting of protected wildlife within Liberia’s protected areas.

The donation was provided under a Global Environment Facility-funded project to improve conservation and sustainable use of Liberia’s coastal natural capital, by mainstreaming the value of nature into the country’s development planning.

The diademed sifaka (Propiethecus diadema) found only in the rainforest of Madagascar, enjoys sunbathing and can leap 30 feet in one bound. Photo:©Cristina Mittermeier

Madagascar’s lemurs are famous around the world, but nearly a third of all lemur species are listed in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as Critically Endangered, due to deforestation that’s robbing them of their habitat.

In June 2020, Conservation International-Madagascar received funding from IUCN’s…

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