Although countries have committed to set aside 17 percent of the world’s land and 10 percent of marine kingdoms as protected areas by 2020 (known as Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity), it seems that there are no resources to meet this commitment. A study of more than 2,000 globally protected areas suggests that there are neither sufficient human nor economic resources to meet the commitment required to protect these areas. Are we just pretending to do something or do we want to take this ecological crisis seriously? ... See more
A new analysis published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that the world's protected areas (PAs) are experiencing major shortfalls in staffing and resources and are therefore failing on a massive scale to safeguard wildlife.
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” --
Working in the bush to protect wildlife definitely comes with its challenges. To work in the field requires a lot of experience and commitment as you’re bound to encounter some tough and even dangerous situations. First aid training is important for everyone who works in the field as hospitals and doctors can be far away when an accident or emergency happens. But PAMS Foundation’s Ruvuma team is ready! We received first aid training to deal with several situations like how to control bleeding, deal with fire and burns, and other emergencies that may happen during work. ... See more
This is what keeps us motivated! Seeing rangers passionate, working hard to protect wildlife, and ensuring the security and an economic future for their communities is a really great reward for us. Thank you to all those who work together and who are committed to a fairer future!
Conservation Fun Day! This is the name of one of the great activities that PAMS Foundation, along with Wildlife Nature Institute and USAID hosted last year. Our fun days involve talking about conservation while having fun! We’ve been organizing these events in schools across Tanzania to talk about the importance of nature, its protection and sustainable use of resources through singing, dancing, theater, sports and…. lots of fun. Stay tuned for more and get into the spirit of the fun day! This week we present th 'Conservation Fun Day in the Magugu District'. Enjoy! ... See more
Love ...naturally! 🙂 Have a great Sunday
Congratulations Jonny Vaughan
CEO of Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, Jonathan Vaughan, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to wildlife conservation in Malawi. Jonny has dedicated his award to the staff at the Trust, saying that whilst he is honoured... ... See more
Slow down!!!! It's Saturday
Congratulations Tanzania https://www.ippmedia.com/en/news/serengeti-unchallenged-world-travel-awards-gala?fbclid=IwAR0bMThVnamRlbtIQ5vZKJu24CJH-Wk7oONtMwigeTtuNRWB89LtYrgiGrs
TANZANIA has made a strong showing in this year’s World Travel Awards with the Serengeti clinching Africa’s Leading National Park award, along with three other wins.
Chinese medicine has ancient roots and is responsible for some interesting pharmacological discoveries including the use of artemisinin to treat malaria. But it is not all so positive, the ingredients in some of its prescriptions, in addition to plants and minerals, include some animal parts, believed to have almost miraculous properties. The demand for and trade in these parts of animals are now seriously endangering many species without proof that they actually have special powers. On May 25, the World Health Organization included Chinese medicine in the revision of its influential International Classification of Diseases for the first time. While it recommends the enforcement for the conventions for illegal trade in animals, conservationists worry that this recognition could lead to an increase in the demand for this type of medicine. It is vital to emphasize the need to comply with and respect the rules against illegal trafficking in organisms to prevent a potential growing demand for medicines to lead to the extinction of some of the most beautiful species on our planet. ... See more
The World Health Organization (WHO) approved the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine in the revision of its influential International Classification of Diseases for the first time on May 25, touching off worries that the move could drive up demand for body parts of wild animals. “As the worl... ... See more
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