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Climate Change Endangers Antelopes

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July 15, 2012
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Tibetan antelopes fell prey to poachers due to their silky fur and thus became an endangered species.


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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) — The impact of climate change on international food production has long been underestimated. New studies looking at the effects of extreme weather scenarios on global food prices in 2030 project that the consumer price of corn and other grains could increase by as much as 140 percent. Moreover, scant attention is paid to the fact that the agricultural industry itself contributes to climate change. Experts maintain that the sector could theoretically reduce its CO2 emissions by some 6 billion tonnes a year. But how?
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Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) — The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the whole eco-system. Millions of animals move about the savanna in search of food and water, but climate change has altered the rainy and dry seasons. That affects many animals' food sources. We look at how the Frankfurt Zoological Society is working together with park authorities to save the animals' habitat.
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Ecuador: The Galapagos Island Under Threat From Climate Change

Ecuador: The Galapagos Island Under Threat From Climate Change

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 7, 2013) — Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a Unesco World Heritage site and home to flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. But one in five native plants as well as nearly 50 percent of its endemic wildlife are under threat from climate change. Rising ocean temperatures are making it harder for species such as the famous Galapagos penguin and the giant tortoise to survive. Scientists with the Charles Darwin Foundation are doing what they can to protect these species from the effects of climate change. A number of changes to the energy sector - such as the introduction of clean electricity - are helping. The island of Floreana has already switched completely to electricity produced by jatropha seeds, which grow in the Manabi region in mainland Ecuador. Jatropha production is also bringing an economic upswing to farmers.
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Shade Trees and Mangroves Climate Change in the South Pacific

Shade Trees and Mangroves Climate Change in the South Pacific

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 6, 2012) — The Pacific island nation Vanuatu is running out of time. The indigenous inhabitants are already suffering from floods, cyclones, coastal erosion and water shortages. And climate researchers say the extreme weather will increase and sea levels will continue to rise. Most members of the indigenous population depend on natural resources from farming, forestry and fishing. Now climate change is endangering the livelihoods of the islands' inhabitants. Since 2009, Germany has been funding educational measures for politicians and journalists, and has kick-started several projects for the local rural population. On the main island, Efate, for example, new more robust vegetable varieties are being cultivated, as well as shade trees with nitrogen-fixing properties.
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