Seabird response to abrupt climate change 5,000 years ago transformed Falklands ecosystems: study

A rookery of black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) nest at a windy, exposed tussac grassland on West Point Island, Falkland Islands. Credit: Dulcinea Groff The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic refuge for some of the world’s most important seabird species, including five species of penguins, Great Shearwaters, and White-chinned Petrels. In recent years, their breeding…Continue Reading

Latest News COVID-19 response in southern Nigeria boosts surveillance of other diseases

Lagos – In many countries, tackling the COVID-19 pandemic has taken cues from other disease approaches, such as lessons from protecting communities against Ebola. But in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, health workers have found inspiration from guarding against the coronavirus. They have exploited the rigorous surveillance standard set by the COVID-19 response to keep from losing…Continue Reading

Seabird response to abrupt climate change 5,000 years ago transformed Falklands ecosystems

The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic refuge for some of the world’s most important seabird species, including five species of penguins, Great Shearwaters, and White-chinned Petrels. In recent years, their breeding grounds in the coastal tussac (Poa flabellata) grasslands have come under increasing pressure from sheep grazing and erosion. And unlike other regions of…Continue Reading

Latest News Rwanda’s response to COVID-19 brings out the need to prepare and learn from practice

Wash your hands, wear your face mask and practice physical distancing. These COVID-19 safety measures by the World Health Organization (WHO) will probably go down in the World’s history as the most repeated and translated words of the year 2020.  Since December 2019, COVID-19 has imposed itself onto the World forcing everyone to rethink the…Continue Reading

Coronavirus news – live: UK response 'cock-up' may lead to 50,000 unnecessary deaths, expert warns, as senior Tory hits out over PM's U-turns

As it happenedendedNewsHealthFollow the latest updates from across the globeNuns wearing face masks attend the Pope’s weekly Angelus prayer at St Peter’s Square in The Vatican, 30 August 2020.The UK is facing up to 50,000 unnecessary deaths because Boris Johnson’s government “consciously allowed” coronavirus to spread, a former chief scientific adviser has said.Sir David King,…Continue Reading

Latest News COVID-19 response in Rwanda: Use of Drones in Community awareness

During the first phase of lockdown that started on 21 March in Rwanda, the Government of Rwanda observed that some of the densely populated neighbourhoods and high-risk zones were not respecting very well COVID-19 preventive measures as it was difficult to reach them by prevention awareness messages.  The lack of compliance by residents to directives…Continue Reading