Blue bonds and other financial tools may fund conservation projects that have been off-limits until now


Healthy oceans are one of the cheapest ways of capturing carbon. COP25 host Chile is calling the next climate summit the ‘blue COP’ (image: Emiliano Arano)

Conservation could be on the verge…

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Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.

Tanzania has become the latest East African country to crack down on plastic bags. A new law there threatens to fine and jail people who make or use the items.

Those caught carrying a plastic bag can be hit…

Read more: Authoritarian Governments Jail Plastic Bag Users; Environmentalists Cheer

A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania on Saturday, as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic blighting the farthest reaches of the globe, and depths of the ocean.


Polythene bags in Ngong River in Industrial area, Nairobi, as pictured on August 29, 2017.…

Read more: Tanzania latest African nation to ban plastic bags

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has revealed that the country has widened its marine protected areas to give protection to 90 percent of marine habitat types.


The expansion has augmented South Africa’s marine ecosystem area under protection in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone from the current 0.4…

Read more: South Africa launches campaign after expanding marine protected areas by 90 pct

Our waterways are filled with plastic waste and animals’ stomach are full of it. It is frustrating to see our rivers, oceans and communities filled with single-use plastic waste.


Plastic, and especially single-use plastic, is increasingly becoming a global environmental threat.

And what we see floating on our…

Read more: What communities can do to get rid of plastic menace

A litter pick will take place in a north-east coastal town in memory of an environmentalist who was tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

Among those on board was Arctic expedition leader Sarah Auffret, who was on her way to a UN conference in Nairobi to…

Read more: Litter pick will take place in north-east town in memory of environmentalist killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash