La protection et le reboisement de la Foret peri-urbaine de KAKIMBO dans la ville de Conakry en Guinée par une association de 40 femmes organisée sur la base du volontariat et aussi pour y faire de la mareche culture doit compter pour RIO+20 !
Cette Foret qui comptait 115 ha en 1943 se retrouve aujourd hui avec seulement 20ha.
Elle constitue un reservoir de biodiverté dense et contient le reseau hydrique le plus important de la ville de Conakry car on' y trouvent 8 forages qui pompent la nappe phréatique pour ravitailler la moitié de la ville.
Sans action de proctection et de restauration, cette foret est en voie de disparution dans les 2 ans à venir.
Des actions sont ainsi entreprises pour preserver ce poumon eco-systemique et ainsi proteger la faune , la flore et la nape phréatique.
AUTHOR: BABAGANA ABUBAKAR
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PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: ALHAJI BUKAR KUYA HOUSE ,OPPOSSITE ABUROS MOSQUE,FEZZAN,MAIDUGURI,NIGERIA TOPIC: NEW CHALLENGES THREATENING THE OZONE LAYER Since the beginning of the 1990’s when the importation of fairly used Refrigerators, Air-conditioners and propellants that can easily go broken containing chlorofluorocarbon substances that is capable of destroying the Ozone layer started in commercial quantity in Africa, the African refuse mountains began metamorphosing into mountains of dumped broken Refrigerators, Air-conditioners and Propellants which are collectively becoming a threat to the Ozone layer, because of the continuous discharging of the Chlorofluorocarbon gases by the refuse in to the atmosphere in each passing second.. Nobody can actually quantify the numbers of Refrigerators, Air-conditioners and Propellants imported and disposed in Africa over the last fifteen years, but the facts still remains that the numbers of metamorphosing mountains keeps on increasing in both size and numbers in each passing day. They have even become sources of raw materials for the local blacksmiths, children and refrigerators repairers who use parts of the dumped refrigerators, Air-conditioners and Propellants for their constructions, toys and repairs respectively. This explains the reason why despite the global efforts toward protecting the Ozone layer by the United Nations (UN), governments, International Organizations and climatologist among many others, but yet the hole in the Ozone layer keeps on expanding and the global temperature keeps on rising which resulted in the unusual phenomenon like the hurricanes “Katrina” and “Rita” the unusual floods in China, Thailand, Mozambique and to some extent even the Tsunami disaster that claims millions of lives in 2004.The Rapid rising in temperature of the Tropical world countries and increase in the cases of cancer patients among many other unusual happenings over the last eight years. It was in review of the above situation that this research work was conducted and came up with the under listed suggestions/Recommendations: 1. The UN should use its capacity to discourage the importation of fairly used refrigerators, Air-conditioners and propellants to Africa and at the same time assist in the subsidy of the newer ones coming to Africa, so that the average African can afford buying them. 2. The UN through her specialized agencies on climate and meteorology in collaboration with sister related organizations should send their teams of researchers to come and investigate the trend of this ugly situation in other to proffer possible lasting solutions. 3. The African Union (AU), UN and other stakeholders on the World climate change should jointly encourage the companies manufacturing Refrigerator, Air-conditioners and propellants to open their factories in Africa, where their products are needed most, as this will help stop the importation of the fairly used refrigerators, Air conditioners and Propellants. 4. The AU should pass a resolution banning the disposal of these items in the refuse. 5. Special companies in charge of disposing or the recycling of the Refrigerators, Air-conditioners and the propellants should be encourage to come to African countries for their operations. 6. Technicians should also be encourage by the various African governments to retrain the local African black smiths and refrigerator repairers on how to use alternative sources of their raw materials in the absence of the Refrigerators, Air-conditioners and propellants dumped in the refuse. I believe that if the above suggestions/recommendations are adopted and implemented it will help in saving the Ozone Layer in one hand and protect the entire World in the other. Thanks for listening.
Protecting the Environment in our Daily Activities As an consultant in a local Kenyan Engineering consultancy firm, I have been incorporating my passion for environmental protection. Through the environmental studies we do, I have been conducting them with intelligence to ensure that the reports submitted to our clients for implementation are environmentally cautious. I have personally educated the communities we work with on environmental protection and conservation. To all the other volunteers, volunteerism can be part of our daily activities. Be encouraged and continue volunteering for it is a noble task to protect our environment, for our sake now and for the generations to come.
Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement : Les Volontaires des Nations Unies font germer l’espoir à l’école de Corail-Cesselesse http://minustah.org/?p=35770
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