International Report Finds Africa Facing Deglaciation and Climate Displacement

International Report Finds Africa Facing Deglaciation and Climate Displacement

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and African Union (AU) agencies has found that Africa’s eastern glaciers will vanish over the next 20 years, and 118 million people will face droughts, floods, and extreme heat. Climate experts say the melting of the continent’s glaciers should be a […]

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Jordan’s Government Wants to Mine Its Largest Nature Reserve

Jordan’s Government Wants to Mine Its Largest Nature Reserve

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest and most diverse protected area, spanning dunes and towering mountains and home to half of the country’s bird species. Now, the Jordanian government plans to mine the reserve for copper, Al Jazeera reports. The reserve is currently under consideration for status as […]

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IFAW and Leonard Joel Host ‘Art to Roam” Virtual Art Auction to Benefit African Wildlife

IFAW and Leonard Joel Host ‘Art to Roam” Virtual Art Auction to Benefit African Wildlife

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In honor of World Animal Day on October 4th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is hosting a virtual auction called “Art to Roam” in collaboration with Australian auction house Leonard Joel and creative studios worldwide. The event will raise funds for international artists, and also for the […]

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IFAW Secures 29,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat in Kenya With Community Support

IFAW Secures 29,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat in Kenya With Community Support

  By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A joint effort between the Olgulului Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is proving that conservation benefits everyone. On Wednesday, the groups announced that they had secured 29,035 acres of land for wildlife habitats in Amboseli, Kenya, with the participation of 3,598 […]

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New Report Finds African Rivers “Bleach-like” Due to Fast Fashion Textile Factories

New Report Finds African Rivers “Bleach-like” Due to Fast Fashion Textile Factories

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new report from Water Witness International (WWI) found that the world’s fast fashion brands contribute to the bleach-like pollution of Africa’s rivers. Rivers surveyed were found to have been dyed blue or made as alkaline as bleach, creating environmental and public health threats to local communities. WWI is calling on fast fashion […]

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One Cool Thing: World Elephant Day

One Cool Thing: World Elephant Day

Yesterday marked World Elephant Day, and some fantastic Samburu conservationists in northern Kenya are being recognized work they do each day for these incredible creatures. Reteti is Kenya’s first indigenously run sanctuary for orphaned elephants. The operation has rescued more than 35 elephants and returned 10 to the wild, empowering women and transforming the way local communities think about wildlife.   […]

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