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Ten African Nations Pledge to Transform Their Economies to Take Nature Into Account

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Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate "natural capital" into their economies.

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Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 5:39 am
Truly hope they meet out their Pledge :-0 Thanx Cal

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:02 am
Thanks, Cal.

paul m (93)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:11 am

This would be a great Tourist attraction ,,!!!

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:14 am
Natural capital" vs. environmental protection?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:22 am
protect life
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:27 am
I hope it's successful.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:39 am

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:41 am
Now it is time for the 1st world Nations to do the same....

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:47 am
Thanks, hope it can work.

chris B (44)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7:31 am
Not legally binding but hopefully morally binding. Need more.

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 9:02 am
Hope it works!!

Ioannes J (1)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 10:13 am
sustainable ecosystems and biodiversity in Africa through advertisement of tourism across the world and so other world citizen could educated and help protect from overuse and degradation of Africa resources as well as visitor home country. Good way to bring in economic to Africa Nation (Botswana, Liberia, Namibia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania). Some of those country a poor people are living in awful condition (poverty, war, etc) and in need of economic rescue as well as educating (Botswana, Liberia, Namibia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania) citizen in protection of Africa resource in lone run.

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Michael Barth (43)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:09 pm
Thanks for sharing. Maybe Africa could lead the way in how to take nature into the account of their economies. Things like eco-tourism could be spot lighted.

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:15 pm
I hope this is true.Actions speak louder than words.

Marcia Mueller (13)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:37 pm
About time they took nature into account before all the animals are gone. While they are at it, they should stop accepting big checks from millionaires and billionaires to trophy hunt elephants, lions, etc. We need the animals more than we need the hunters.

Sheree Silverman (20)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:52 pm
Life is very precious and I hope this will be a trend as to how this is needed for everybody's sake

Terri Hughes (416)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 2:17 pm
Thanks Cal....great news!!!

Kate K (215)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 3:45 pm
Well, it is a step forward and hopefully there will be many steps to follow.

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 3:55 pm
I really hope so

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 4:45 pm
Thanks Cal--let's see what happens.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 8:49 pm
At least it's a step in the right direction.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:40 am
Nature must be priority over money everywhere. Spirit resides within and sustains all, seen and unseen, and we must respect life.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:30 am
I live in Mozambique and I can only hope for such changes because right now indigenous forests are cut down for personal profit making done by the elite. So until I experience something different on the ground, I must agree with Democritus when he said, “Many men perform the foulest deeds and practice the fairest words.”

Thanks Cal interesting articles


Ruth C (87)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 6:20 am
Lets wait and see if they mean what they say and say what they mean!

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:31 pm
It's probably too late but hope they can succeed. If the wildlife is gone, so is the tourism.

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:31 pm

Lucy Bell (9)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 4:44 am
Great news

Lloyd H (46)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 6:39 am
Well pardon my English but BFD! Of the 10 only in South Africa is being LGBT not a legally punishable crime, three of the rest particularly Ghana are actively engaged in rounding up their LGBT citizens into concentration camps. So essentialy only one of the counrties mentioned, SA, should not be under tourism boycotts.

Terry V (30)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 1:19 pm
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