Government has been urged not to concentrate solely on illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) activities but widen its scope to include activities of legally registered mining companies in its deter

Government has started the process of reclaiming an estimated 1.5 per cent of the country’s land surface which has allegedly been degraded by illegal mining and other bad environmental activities.

Pemba - A squad of Mozambican forest rangers made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba.

Africa’s elephant population has fallen by a massive 30% since 2007.

Malawi has tightened its border controls to stop profiteers smuggling much-needed maize out of the country in search of higher prices.

Illegal miners cut down trees before gouging into the earth in search of gold, and for them, the impact on the environment is none of their business

‘Request for stay order to be considered if filed on May 1’

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday prohibited the Maharashtra government from granting permission for sand mining on the river beds.

Peasant miners have set up makeshift mines on farmland and timber plantations in the country’s eastern provinces, which border Mozambique where gold fetches a higher price.

Almost half of the Unesco world heritage sites designated for their importance to nature are threatened by the illegal wildlife trade, a WWF report has said.

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