Protected areas remain one of the cornerstones for promoting biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Today protected areas cover 12.7% of the world’s terrestrial area and 1.6% of the global ocean area. They store 15% of the global terrestrial carbon stock, assist in reducing deforestation, habitat and species loss, and support the livelihoods of over… Read More
1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: Lake Edward Fisheries #1
Lake Edward “provided important fisheries in the past, with harvests composed primarily of tilapia, catfishes (Bagrus spp. and Clarias spp.), and lungfish.” During the late 1950s and 1960s, a few small industrial processing operations were established in the vicinity of Lake Edward and George, and supplied Kampala and other urban markets in East Africa with… Read More
Lake Edward Missing Fish?
Cameroon Missing Fish Christiane Badgley, for the Pulitzer Center Source: Pulitzer Center Fishing in Kribi isn’t what it used to be. There are certainly multiple reasons for the decline in fish stock, but everyone here singles out the pipeline as the main culprit. The pipeline cuts right through the middle of the coastal village of… Read More