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A wetland near the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. (photo: InfoNile | Annika McGinnis)
When there is something wrong in the forest...
There is something wrong in society. The condition of the environment is a good barometer for the overall health of a community. Healing the forest starts with healing communities. This means taking a hard look at human actions that lead to degradation while shedding light on sustainable conservation efforts.
 (photo: The Niles | Nik Lehnert)
 (photo: The Niles | Nik Lehnert)
 (photo: The Niles | Nik Lehnert)
The Niles #13

The Conservation Issue

Dominik Lehnert and Leila Bendra-Lehnert
When there is something wrong in the forest, there is something wrong in society.
Rethinking conservation

What price are we willing to pay?

Dominik Lehnert
Nile Basin countries produce a fraction of the world’s emissions yet bear the brunt of pollution and climate change.
Degradation drivers

Could the Nile run dry?

Waakhe Simon
Growing populations will increasingly rely on the Nile, yet water levels have not risen in 200 years – an unsustainable combination and one that the countries of the Nile Basin can only address together.
Degradation drivers

The long route to a cup of coffee

Yosra Mostafa
The coffee plant was discovered in Ethiopia 1,000 years ago, so why does coffee-loving Egypt still import most of its coffee from Indonesia?
A farmer in Egypt’s Nile Delta.  (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal) A farmer in Egypt’s Nile Delta.  (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal) A farmer in Egypt’s Nile Delta.  (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal)
Resource depletion

A virtual solution to the water shortage

Bassem Abo Alabass
Once again, Egypt has cut down on rice cultivation to conserve water.
A tree at the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia. (photo: The Niles | Bullen Chol)
Resource depletion
Planting life, one tree at a time
1.04.2019  |  Society
Sudan Oribis (Ourebia montana) couple. (photo: | Bernard Dupont)
Ecosystem destruction
Diversity at risk
2.04.2019  |  Society
Feeding, breeding, resting and nesting grounds for several species: Lake Tana. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
Ecosystem destruction
Keeping a wetland from turning into a wasteland
3.04.2019  |  Society
Lake Qarun in Egypt. (photo: | ISS015-E-29761)
Ecosystem destruction
Pollution threatens a historical lake
5.04.2019  |  Society
Not fantastic: plastic. (photo:
Drowning in plastic
8.04.2019  |  Society
Waste management: not high on the agenda in Khartoum. (photo: The Niles | Elzahraa Jadallah)
Piles of problems
9.04.2019  |  Society
Don’t breathe in! (photo: Medium | Vital Strategies)
Addis Ababa choking on smog
10.04.2019  |  Society
Generators are the principal source of electricity in Juba. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)
Sacrificing the environment for power
16.04.2019  |  Economy