The National School of Public Health hosted a workshop, on Monday, for the validation of the national plan for management of medical waste produced by the National Center for Medical Research in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The workshop marks the beginning of the action of one of the most important international organizations operating in the field of environmental protection and rationalization of natural resources (WWF, Wamer) in Mauritania.
Carbon dioxide (C02) is not the only gas that worry specialists climate. Because the air concentration of two other powerful gas with greenhouse emissions, that grow unexpectedly last two years, according to scientific studies to be issued in coming weeks.
The meeting aims to adopt a new plan of action to achieve the objectives of the project in the area of degraded land management on both sides of the Senegal River to conserve biodiversity and the fight against poverty within local populations in these areas.
Participants retreats and awareness on the fight against bushfires recommended yesterday Monday the establishment of permanent ground teams, equipped and specialized in charge of protecting the natural environment,
The Fourteenth meeting of the Regional Committee of Programming and the Follow-up of the CILSS ( CRPS) was held on Monday morning in Nouakchott under the presidency of Mr. Koréra Ishaga, Minister of the Agriculture and the Breeding, the Minister Coordinator of the CILSS.
As a result of past emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), the world is now on course for future climate change. This year’s Human Development Report identifies 2ºC as the threshold above which irreversible and dangerous climate change will become unavoidable.It also explains why we have less than a decade to change course and start living within a sustainable global carbon....
Climate change will affect national parks, forest reserves and other protected areas around the world, in some cases altering conditions so severely that the resulting environments will be virtually new to the planet, according to a study presented at the U.N. climate change talks in Bali, Indonesia.Scientists from Conservation International (CI)....
About 2,500 penguins en route to their Antarctic mating grounds could be sickened by a diesel fuel spill from a cruise boat that struck an iceberg and sank last week, Chilean scientists said.Areas surrounding the 1.6-km-long spill site include breeding grounds for Antarctic and Adelia penguins, and the largest mating colony for Papua penguins, said Maria Jose Rosello, a Chilean marine biologist
COTONOU, Aug 13 (IPS) - Desertification poses a severe threat in the West African state of Mauritania, and Mohamed Yahya Lafdal is on the front lines of fighting the scourge.The director of environmental policy and co-ordinator of the National Programme of Action for Combating Desertification, he also serves as Mauritania's principal liaison -- or "focal point" ...
Mauritania is a Saharian country located in the North-West of Africa. The country is entirely covered by the desert; that is why its climate is a desertic one, Sahelian in the South and Saharian in the North. Independent since November 28th, 1960, Mauritania has a surface of 1,030,700 square kilometres and a population about 2,418,506 inhabitants.
Until the 1970s, Mauritania's coastal regional was practically uninhabited. Now, it is the centre of development in the Saharan country, and the Mauritanian coastline is expected to attract much of the investments of the future. A new management plan for littoral Mauritania is to assure that these developments are environmentally sustainable.
Mauritania, with a population of 2 million, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has a GDP per capita of about US$ 500. The Sahara desert covers about 77% of the country. Major climatic changes including a marked reduction in rainfall and desertification have seriously affected food security.
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