FRANCISTOWN, BOTSWANA, February 10, Xinhua -- China's recent donation of wildlife protection equipment at the value of 1.7 million U.S. dollars to Botswana will help boost the latter's efforts on anti-poaching, the country's Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister Tshekedi Khama said Monday.

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Project title: Sustainable and Climate Resilient Land Management in Western PRC

Executing agency: State Forestry Administration (SFA)

Project background:

PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems (the Partnership) was established in 2002 and it was the first partnership between Chinese Government and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in the field of land degradation control. It is aiming at reducing poverty, controlling land degradation and restoring dryland ecosystems in western PRC. During the first phase of the Partnership (2003-2012), 8 projects were implemented, and made great achievements and tremendous economic, social and ecological benefits under the support of national and international organizations and joint efforts from all aspects, such as Ministry of Finance (MOF), National Development and Reform Commission, GEF and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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NAIROBI, January 26, Xinhua -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday urged for international partnerships in the fight against illegal wildlife trade.

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HUNAN, January 10 -- A national meeting for director-generals of forestry departments of provinces of China was held in Hunan Province on January 10, 2016. Zhang Jianlong, administrator of State Forestry Administration of China presented and made speeches at the meeting.

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TORONTO, January 6, Xinhua -- A group of Canadian scientists are studying the sounds of animal activity to predict long-term species sustainability and measure effectiveness of land reclamation, which they see as "listening in on climate changeā€,said a media release from University of Alberta Wednesday.

A university researcher is successfully driving bioacoustics technology to record the soundscapes of Alberta wildlife. One of the ultimate goals of the project is to track the effects that climate change is having on our animal population.

"Technology has changed the way we survey for wildlife," said Erin Bayne, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Alberta. "If it makes a sound, we can count it. This is giving us a whole new insight to animal behavior."

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