Continue Reading... Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, a Devoted Woman in Conservation

Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, a Devoted Woman in Conservation

When bandits slaughtered 650 elephants in just weeks, in one of the most remote national parks in West Africa, it was an atrocity that shook the conservation world. Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, IFAW Country Director France and Francophone Africa was one of the few people with the contacts and the capabilities to expose the outrage. Celine is perhaps unique in modern conservation. The first European student and woman to graduate from the Wildlife Specialists School of Garoua (L’Ecole pour la Formation des Spécialistes de la Faune à Garoua) in Cameroon, her training in a mostly male paramilitary environment gathering 15 African cultures gives her a highly influential network of connections across French-speaking Africa.

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Continue Reading... Karo Sambhav’s e-waste mobile van collection drive a success

Karo Sambhav’s e-waste mobile van collection drive a success

The mobile van e-waste collection was organized on August 28 by PRO (Producer Responsibility Organisation) Karo Sambhav along with the German Agency for Cooperation (GIZ) for the residents of Moira, Aldona, Bastora,  Nachinola, and Ucassaim wherein door-to-door pick up was also done. With a good response from the citizens, e-waste of 430 kg has been collected.  A small token of remuneration was also paid to the citizens for dropping off their e-waste at the mobile van. The e-waste collected from the mobile van collection will be sent to the authorized recyclers and disposed of as per the e-waste disposal norms. Karo Sambhav aims to cover all the cities and talukas in Goa and also in other states to encourage the citizens to dispose of the e-waste through only the authorized e-waste collector and not give it to the informal sector. Steve Souza is the project manager of this initiative. He can be contacted at No 8698916279.

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Continue Reading... Embracing sustainability to address climate change | Leony Garcia

Embracing sustainability to address climate change | Leony Garcia

Now, more than ever, there is a need to embrace sustainability to address the challenges that Mother Earth faces. The future generation will run out of fossil fuels. Thousands if not millions of animal species will become extinct. We will run out of lumber. We will fill the bodies of water with waste. We will damage the atmosphere beyond repair. All these and more are possible if we don’t change and practice sustainable living.
Commissioner Crispian Lao, speaking before the BM Coffee Club online forum titled “Best Practices in Sustainability”, on August 26, 2021, said sustainability is looking towards the future, looking towards our grandchildren and the grandchildren of our grandchildren.

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