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Women Rangers Pursue Poachers in Zimbabwe While Debate Ensues Over Anti-Poaching Tactics

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, has changed the lives of the women he’s hired to be wildlife rangers in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi Valley. But many people in the conservation world worry that Mander’s approach is neither effective nor safe.

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Where Warming Waters Kill Trout, Fish Hospitals Are Hatcheries’ Last Hope

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentWater

Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir, providing a steady livelihood for many – until the fish started to die. To find out why, a local university opened a fish hospital, providing treatment to the fish while determining the cause.

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For the Love of Bees: How a Mexican Group Teamed Up with Authorities to Save Bee Populations

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

Increased bee sightings in southern Mexico have resulted in the destruction of many hives and colonies. To help preserve them, an organization has partnered with local government authorities.

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Mexican Farmers Turn To Dragon Fruit As Drought Continues to Plague the South

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEconomyEnvironment

Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.

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New Developments in Popular Puerto Rican Tourist Area Overwhelm Sewer Infrastructure, Threaten Endangered Coral Reefs

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EnvironmentNature

Puerto Rico’s coral reefs, already in danger of extinction, are now further threatened by bacteria from fecal matter. Experts and activists say that the problem is coming from an overwhelmed sewage system in a popular tourist area, and that if not addressed, the damage will soon be irreversible.

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In Nepal, Government, Community Collaboration Boosts Wild Tiger Population

Region: Nepal

Topics: Environment

Over the last 10 years, the population of wild tigers in Nepal has almost doubled. Community members, government officials and members of the army are working together to ensure that the animals and local people can live side by side in harmony.

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Can Plastic Bags Be Banned? Uganda’s Schools Say ‘Yes,’ But History Says Otherwise

Region: Uganda

Topics: Environment

Uganda has enacted several plastic bag bans over the last 12 years, but inadequate implementation and opposition from manufacturers has limited their success. Now, the government is trying something new – a ban on plastic bags in schools.

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Organic Gardening Program Promotes Practice over Theory to Increase Food Production in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Food insecurity caused by low domestic food production is a major problem in Haiti. Now, an organic farming program is teaching agronomy students to promote organic methods to help increase yields.

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In DRC, Where Plastic is Used as Kindling, One Man Offers a Healthier Alternative

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EnvironmentHealth

In Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Tshopo Province, many people use plastic and other debris to start fires, which poses risks to their health and the environment. To solve this problem, a local man is now selling an environmentally-friendy solution he calls mobobe.

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DRC Pygmies Farm for the First Time, Easing Hunger and Tensions With Their Neighbors

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

The pygmies of the Ituri forest have been hunters for generations, and they say nearby villagers have encroached on their land and frightened prey away; the villagers, in turn, say hungry pygmies have stolen crops. But in 2017, the pygmies started farming, with the cooperation of village leaders, and that has helped to end often violent conflicts between the two groups.

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