Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer

Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer

Botswana’s trophy hunting which was supposed to benefit local communities is instead shifting wealth from them to the country’s big businessmen- Sunday Standard investigations have revealed. In the latest development, a company owned by business mogul Derek Brink has strong armed an Okavango Delta based community trust to award them an elephant hunting quota at […]

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In oil palm-dominated Malaysia, agroforestry orchards are oases of bird life: Study

In oil palm-dominated Malaysia, agroforestry orchards are oases of bird life: Study

Malaysia is the second-largest palm oil producer in the world, behind only Indonesia. In 2020 alone, Malaysia was responsible for more than a quarter of global palm oil production. But for the country’s forests and wildlife, plantation agriculture is an industry that comes at a cost. Across Peninsular Malaysia, where nearly half of the country’s […]

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Migrating turtles don’t really know where they’re going, study shows

Migrating turtles don’t really know where they’re going, study shows

How migrating animals like sea turtles navigate hundreds to thousands of kilometres across the open ocean has intrigued biologists since Charles Darwin. But some sea turtles might not really know where they’re going, new research suggests. Analysis by an international team of scientists has mapped the movements of hawksbill turtles as they swam from their […]

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Deforestation-neutral mining? Madagascar study shows it can be done, but it’s complicated

Deforestation-neutral mining? Madagascar study shows it can be done, but it’s complicated

The Ambatovy nickel mine located in a biodiversity-rich Madagascar rainforest made up for the forest lost due to its operation, a recent study in Nature Sustainability concluded. The mine operators did so by reducing deforestation rates in nearby areas designated as “biodiversity offsets.” There are at least 6,000 large mining projects that impinge on forests […]

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