• EAST AFRICA: Against gas and oil degradation in the Lake Tanganyika
    They are dependent on fishing for their livelihood. Furthermore, the lake is home to a very large variety of fish. The danger is simply too great for these species to become extinct by the degradation of raw materials. I urge those responsible to deal with this issue before making premature decisions and destroying life at and in the lake.
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    Created by Kai Brunner
  • SOUTH AFRICA: STOP Mining Companies from killing the West Coast's unique biosphere
    The West Coast has a unique and ecologically critical ecosystem and the following is under immediate threat if the mining company EEM is not stopped immediately in the Supreme Court. The Langebaan Lagoon (which is a RAMSAR site and a marine protected area) is an 'aquifer dependant lagoon' and the Elandsfontein aquifer which feeds the Lagoon has been described by experts as 'highly vulnerable and susceptible to anthropogenic pollutants and disturbance' and 'potentially extremely environmentally sensitive' due to its intergranular sandy structure. The Department of Water Affairs have outlined in their research that: • the Langebaan Road aquifer and the Elandsfontein aquifer are connected with one another as different influences have the same impact on the monitoring holes of both aquifers, • water flows from the Elandsfontein aquifer to the Langebaan Lagoon through Geelbek, • water also flows from Elandsfontein to the Langebaan Road aquifer, • if the aquifer should be dried up for whatever reason, the sand formations, will lose its capability to store water permanently, • if pollution of any nature should occur the Langebaan Road aquifer, Elandsfontein aquifer and the Langebaan Lagoon will be affected. EEM is proposing to mine within: • a 10-million-year old aquifer, which is a critical groundwater source within a 30 km radius, • a Core 1 area of a UNESCO Biosphere, • an internationally significant heritage area, described as an “Origin of Man” site, • a Critical Biodiversity Area, • a Buffer zone of the West Coast National Park and • a climate adaptive corridor, • an area that is signed into an international Convention on Biological Diversity treaty (South Africa is a signed partner) as part of the Park Expansion Plan Program, • a priority climate change adaptation corridor where they will be mining on endangered vegetation with 16 Red Data species, • a most vulnerable municipality with regards to climate change, • a planned protected area, • a groundwater catchment area, and • an inter-regional biodiversity corridor.
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    Created by Elsa Wessels
    Par ce que ils exploitent sans tenir compte des méthodes d'exploitation durable. ils ne reboisent pas, ils coupent les espèces sans tenir compte de leur valeur écologique, économique, culturelle, sociale et ou alimentaire. ils échappent aux impôts et la population locale ne trouve pas profit de cette exploitation, ça crée également des conflits
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  • non a la proliferation des bouteilles plastiques dans les grandes villes du cameroun
    ce sujet est très important parce que les camerounais consommateurs de ces produits et les entreprises camerounaise qui produisent ces bouteilles n'ont pas encore eu un appercu de l'ampleur de ce phénomène. vous n'avez qu'a faire un tour dans les bas fond de la ville de Yaoundé pour voir des monticules de milliers de bouteilles qui enlaidissent le paysage.j'aimerais inculquer a mes frères camerounais la notion de recyclage qui est important dans une société qui se dit émmergéante en 2035 car recycler ces bouteilles plastiques peu aider a produire d'autres objet . ces bouteilles peuvent servir de matières premières a d'autres industries pensons -y.
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    Created by mangwa alain christian
  • Pour une meilleure gestion des ordures ménagères à Saint-Louis
    Bien qu’inscrite au Patrimoine Mondial de l’Humanité (UNESCO), bien qu’ancienne capitale de l’AOF et considérée comme capitale culturelle du Sénégal, malgré la présence de plusieurs réserves naturelles protégées sur son territoire étendu, la Ville de St-Louis croule aujourd’hui littéralement sous les déchets. Les déchets sont les premiers à nous accueillir à Saint-Louis, ils jalonnent notre chemin dans la ville, ils défigurent les paysages pourtant paradisiaques, ils contaminent notre fleuve duquel est extrait l’eau que nous buvons, ils ulcèrent les espèces terrestres qui nous nourrissent, ils font le foyer de maladies graves pour ceux qui n’ont pas accès à la salubrité, ils contaminent les sols pour les décennies à venir, ils étouffent les espèces terrestres et marines protégées qui viennent ici nicher, ils marquent à jamais négativement le touriste et donne une idée bien triste de l’Afrique. Ils sont notre quotidien et nous pourrions être tentés de croire qu’il s’agit ici d’une cause perdue. Nous, résidents de la Ville de Saint-Louis du Sénégal, nous nous y refusons !
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    Created by Latrubesse Maya
  • ALGERIA: No to Shell Gas in Algeria
    It is so important to ask and act so that tests for shell gas stop in the Sahara of Algeria, the Greatest Sahara in the World, a Beautiful Place, full of life, there, we can find the Largest reserve of Underground Water, adding to that, people there suffered 50 years ago from Nuclear Tests done by the French, so it must be stopped now.
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    Created by Menad BOUHAS
    A huge amount of in- and exports across the countries are done by trucks. These trucks cause air pollution, noise and worsen street conditions. Nowadays everyday products are ordered on the internet from all over the world and far distances of transportation is not a big deal anymore . An investment in better infrastructure can ensure cleaner air, and renew and expend the rail links. When more people will go by train rail ticket are easier to afford and it will decrease the need of a car. Unfortunately the costly car is still a must for more rural areas. I am a passionate biker and hate to suffocate on the exhaust fumes of vast trucks.
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    Created by Sebastian Schluckner
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Keep Fracking Out of the Drakensberg & Karoo
    The Drakensberg is the source of water on which over 5 million people, in cities like Estcourt, Howick, Pietermaritzburg & Durban, depend on for their water supply. If Fracking is permitted all life in our province stands to be jeopardised. Each fracking well uses between 6 and 25 million litres of water and up to 150 000kgs of sand to create cracks in the rocks and release the gas. Farming in the Drakensberg & Karoo will also be destroyed if the water is polluted, affecting our food supply and raising food prices considerably. We are a water scarce country which has abundant sunlight - surely we should capture this source of energy rather than destroy our water supply? Technical Cooperation Permits have been issued to Rhino Oil and Gas and Sungu Sungu to explore the possibilities of extracting shale gas in Balgowan, Kamberg, Karkloof and surrounding areas.
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    Created by Sherebanu Kajee
  • Stop releasing balloons in memory of....
    Releasing balloons is harmful to wildlife and marine life.. Balloon cause birds and other marine life to starve to death because they swallow the balloons and can not eat. The strings get tangled branches and catch birds and they can't get out and starve or are hurt.
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    Created by Joan Kolessar
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Renewable Energy RSA
    The energy crisis in South Africa is reaching tipping point, economic growth has slowed down and the prices of electricity are rising shaper as there is no competitor to Eskom.
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    Created by Dumisani Sibusiso Thwala
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  • CAMEROON: Trier les déchets
    Trier ses déchets permet de protéger l'environnement car beaucoup de déchets se dégradent difficilement et s'ils contient des composants chimiques, ces derniers polluent les sols et l'eau. Aussi, il est possible de recycler ces déchets et de les transformer en matière première économisant nos ressources naturelles à condition de les trier au préalable pour que certains déchets ne souille pas d'autres rendant le recyclage plus complexe.
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    Created by Nzie Chris