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Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.
"We leave this Summit with a strong and robust commitment to give life to the good ideas that came from the debates, and to scale up the commitments contained in the Gaborone Declaration across the whole African continent and indeed the wider world,"
- Ian Khama, President of Botswana

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Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

Source: MongaBay, Thu June 14, 2012
Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.

World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

Story contains video Source: Discovery News, Sun April 08, 2012
Five nations in Africa have come together to create the world’s largest conservation area for wildlife.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Kalahari Bushmen win land rights

Source: The Australian, Thu December 14, 2006
Botswana - THE Bushmen of the Kalahari were celebrating yesterday after winning the right to return to live on their ancestral land in a vast wildlife wilderness.

African HIV patients do adhere to their medication

Source: New Scientist, Wed August 09, 2006
North York, Ontario - HIV sufferers in sub-Saharan Africa are better at taking their medication than their North American counterparts, researchers report.

Ancient Tribe Battles To Remain in Kalahari Reserve

Source: Associated Press, Fri December 23, 2005
Kaudwane, Botswana - For over 20,000 years, clans of hunter-gathers have survived in central Botswana's stark, desert plains. Now, a handful are left, locked in a bitter dispute over their right to remain in what has been declared a wildlife reserve.

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