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· April, 2014

Stories about Environment from April, 2014

Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan's “Kingdom of Unearthly Beauty”

  30 April 2014

A group of Kazakhstani bloggers recently returned from a trip to Bektau-Ata mountain tract which has been described as “a kingdom of unearthly beauty, full of grandeur and freedom”. One of the bloggers has posted a video depicting the breathtaking scenery of Bektau-Ata: Detailed photo reports from the trip can be seen...

Myths and Environment

  25 April 2014

On a short post, Panamanian website Avarana notes [es] “We have to save the Earth” and reflects on what each of us has to do to preserve our environment: We have to save the Earth. Frankly, the Earth doesn't need to be saved. Nature could not care less if human...

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Call to Stop Construction to Protect the Leopard Cats in Taiwan

  24 April 2014

Leopard cat is listed as a vulnerable species [zh] in Taiwan. Since the big cats live in the forests and jungles in both plains and in hilly areas and their home range is very broad, their habitats in Taiwan are easily disturbed by new construction projects. The Taiwanese environmental evaluation...

East Timorese Protect Land Rights Against Australian Cement Plant Deal

  21 April 2014

The announcement of a new cement plant project by an Australian company in Baucau, northeast of East Timor, has led local community groups to set up a non-governmental organization “to protect and preserve the communities’ rights to their culture, development and traditional land rights.” According to the community organization, Kapeliwa, the government...

Will there be a Popular Consultation for Yasuní?

  21 April 2014

(All links are in Spanish, otherwise noted as [en] for English) Following the president's decision last year to exploit the oil fields in Parque Nacional Yasuní [en] [Yasuní National Park] an oppositional movement began and became quickly organized. It started carrying out marches for collecting signatures in order to hold a popular consultation regarding...

20-40% of Water Sector Finances Are Lost to Corruption in Africa

  12 April 2014

Mustapha Sesay, West Africa Water Integrity Ambassador wrote about corruption in the water sector on the West Africa WASH Journalists Network : The issue of accessing pure and affordable water is a fundamental human right but this is not given the much needed attention. Corruption in the water sector is ripe...

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Coming Soon! Rising Voices Microgrants for Amazon Communities

  4 April 2014

Rising Voices will be launching a microgrant competition next month for digital citizen media projects in the Amazon region which is home to many indigenous communities. Thanks to Avina Americas, Fundación Avina, and the Skoll Foundation, we'll be offering this support with ongoing mentorship from the Global Voices community. Read...

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