Drought-hit Kenyan herders save wildlife – and their livelihoods

Drought drives animals into villages to eat crops, attack cattle Communities and private landowners partner to protect wildlife With farming a threat to biodiversity, conservancies are growing OLCHORO OIROWUA VILLAGE, Kenya, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Robert Nampaso and more than 30 other Maasai livestock-herding families leased some of their land in western … Read more

In Canada’s north, environment-minded Pope to get climate change close-up

IQALUIT, Nunavut, July 28 (Reuters) – Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut draws attention to a focal point for global climate change, with sea ice disappearing fast and permafrost thawing. Francis, who arrives in the capital Iqaluit of predominantly indigenous Nunavut on Friday, is in Canada to apologize in person for … Read more