Day: August 22, 2019

Dédicace du livre ”Les inondations à Dakar (Sénégal). Gestion des risques et adaptation locales”, mercredi

Dakar, 22 aout (APS) – Le Centre de recherche ouest africain (WARC) abritera mercredi, à partir de 15 heures 30, la cérémonie de dédicace du livre intitulé ''Les inondations à Dakar (Sénégal). Gestion des risques et adaptation locales'' de Oumar Cissé, environnementaliste et docteur en aménagement, annonce un communiqué parvenu à l'APS.


Agenda

L’UNACOIS-YESSAL s’engage à accompagner la Haute Autorité du WAQF

Dakar, 22 août (APS) – L'Union nationale des associations de commerçants, opérateurs et investisseurs du Sénégal (UNACOIS-YESSAL) a signé jeudi une convention de partenariat avec la Haute Autorité du Waqf, aux termes de laquelle elle s'engage à accompagner cette dernière dans ses missions consistant à développer le waqf, un financement islamiques sous forme de donations à perpétuité.


Commerce

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

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Giraffes are targeted for bushmeat, but body parts are also used for jewellery and bracelets

Giraffe conservation has taken a big step forward with the world's tallest mammals receiving enhanced protection from unregulated trade.
The move will regulate the trade in giraffes and their body parts under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
The vote was overwhelmingly approved, although some countries opposed it.
Giraffe numbers in Africa have fallen by 40% in the past 30 years, in what is being called a “silent extinction”.
The importance of giraffesThe mammals are largely targeted for bushmeat but body parts are also used to make products including jewellery, bracelets and purses, the proposal stated.

The motion came from the Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal, where giraffe populations have been diminishing heavily.
But there was resistance from southern African countries, includ..