Natural environment

Poachers kill half of Mozambique's elephants

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique?s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said on May 26.

A Mozambique government-backed survey showed a dramatic 48 percent decline in elephant numbers from just over 20,000 to an estimated 10,300, the WCS said in a statement.

CHP's 'Center Turkey' project

When you ask which feature is Turkey?s most important in terms of comparative advantages, all foreign investors reply ?geographic position.? Turkey?s second advantage is its young population. 

These two features have been engraved in our minds ever since elementary school but somehow we can never make use of them as a country. 

?U Commission VP Sefcovic Launches Energy Union Tour  

EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic will start a tour of member states this week to reiterate calls for a concerted effort by EU member states to address global energy and climate challenges.

He will also present an analysis by the European Commission of each country's energy policy and what needs to be done to fine-tune that policy to the objectives of the Energy Union.

Greece receives 395 Blue Flags for its pristine beaches

Greek beaches have been awarded 395 Blue Flags for top-quality waters this year, placing Greece in third place out of 50 countries, according to the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.

Nine Greek marinas were also awarded the Blue Flag distinction awarded by the initiative?s founder, nonprofit organization the Foundation for Environmental Education.

Greece wins 3rd place in intl Blue Flag program

Three hundred and ninety five Greek coasts and nine marinas won the international “Blue Flag” programme classification, placing Greece in third amongst 49 countries.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.