The Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Targets include target goals of setting aside a percentage of marine areas as marine protected areas (MPAs). One purpose of marine protected areas is to protect species such as sea turtles from fishing. Fishing can accidentally catch turtles and can disrupt the turtles’ progress to the beach for laying eggs.
An increasing degree of attention is being given to pollination ecosystem service. It has become a commonly mentioned example of how ecosystem services are economically valuable due to its linkage to the world food production. A notable bio-economic approach is applied to estimate the economic value of pollination and the production value loss attributable due to a decline in pollinator using the Ethiopian Annual Agricultural Sample Surveys (AgSS) data for the period 2003–2013.
Mangroves are believed to stabilize the coastlines by controlling erosion and facilitating sediment deposition. Coastal managers often plant mangroves to counter coastal erosion. The state of Gujarat in West India has planted thousands of hectares of mangroves over the years, and control of coastal erosion has been one of the prime reasons of plantation. This study performed a statistical assessment of the effect of the planted mangroves on the coastline changes in the state from 1990 to 2013.
Over 40 trainees including representatives from Uganda line Ministries, Departments and Agencies including the Ministry of Lands and Housing, the Ministry of Water and Environment, the National Forest…
EfD-Mak Centre Uganda is scheduled to train Government Officials on Environmental Valuation on Friday 10th July, 2020 at Makerere University starting at 8.00 am to 3.00pm.
EfD-Mak Centre Uganda in collaboration with EfD-Tanzania hold a webinar on Harnessing the COVID -19 Recovery Programmes to Combat Climate Change in Uganda
The EfD Mak Centre Uganda in collaboration with EfD-Tanzania on 24th June, 2020 held a Webinar with a purpose of distilling lessons learned from the COVID-19 response and how these can be transposed…
Biodiversity and species conservation are among the most urgent global issues. Both are under serious threat because of human intrusion and as a result, it is likely that present and future projects will affect threatened and endangered species. Thus, it is important to account for these impacts when evaluating and conducting cost and benefit analyses of projects.
Dr Byela Tibesigwa’s career is the result of what she calls a snowball effect. She did her doctorate in Cape Town, South Africa, where she came in contact with the Environment for Development (EfD)
As an eco-wonderland, Costa Rica and Latin America have a staggering amount of biodiversity and many unspoiled natural wonders. Over a quarter of the land in Costa Rica is protected from potential