Africa: Planet’s ‘Unprecedented’ Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

[UNEP] Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.

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Africa: Engaging Religious & Traditional Leaders Is Crucial If We Are To Achieve SDG5 By 2030

[allAfrica] More than half a century after most African states gained independence, and despite many becoming modern states, traditional religion and culture continue to play a critical role in daily life across the continent. Religious leaders and traditional chiefs enjoy the trust of people who respect them as protectors of local customs and traditions.

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