Is America Foisting Its Plastic Problem On Africa?

Is America Foisting Its Plastic Problem On Africa?

By Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer The New York Times reported this week that an industry group “representing the world’s largest chemical makers and fossil fuel companies” is attempting, as part of a trade deal being negotiated now, to get Kenya to “reverse its strict limits on plastics,” as well as to get the country […]

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Proposed Fencing in Nairobi National Park Draws Anger from Maasai

Proposed Fencing in Nairobi National Park Draws Anger from Maasai

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer The oldest national park in Kenya is “under immense pressure,” Dr. Patrick Omondi, the director of biodiversity, research, and planning at the Kenya Wildlife Service, told The Guardian. As Peter Muiruri reported, because of “dwindling wildlife and visitor numbers, and increasing industry and human settlements on all sides,” the […]

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One Cool Thing: Kenya’s Rangers Keep Watch 

One Cool Thing: Kenya’s Rangers Keep Watch 

Across Africa, rangers remain at work to protect wildlife and conserve protected areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ‘Team Lioness’, eight women aged from 19 to 26 years working as Community Wildlife Rangers (CWR) in the Amboseli Ecosystem in Kenya. The first ever cadre of female rangers in the highly patriarchal Maasai community, they […]

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