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AFGHANISTAN FIGHTS TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT: Farkhunda Ateel has won the prestigious Equator Prize on behalf of her Rural Green Environment Organization, which works in the remote province of Badakhshan to restore ecosystems, create jobs to stop illegal logging, hunting and fishing as well as improve food security. Dec, 2016

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ENVIRONMENTAL TAX: The Albanian government in 2016 made every ship anchored in its ports pay an environmental tax to help prevent pollution in its waters. Nov, 2015

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• ALGERIA INTENDS TO DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: In an effort to protect the country from overfishing, Algeria attends a workshop to learn more on how to develop sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. April, 2014

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ANDORRA, ALONG WITH OTHER PYRENEES COUNTRIES, HAS RECEIVED €3 MILLION FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT: This small country will study temperature fluctuations caused by climate change and effects on the ecosystem of high mountain lakes and streams. May, 2016

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ANGOLA CRACKS DOWN ON CONSUMPTION OF BUSHMEAT: Angola has struggled to recover after a brutal civil war and people had little choice but to eat bushmeat, meat from wild animals such as elephant or giraffe. This environmental crisis has lead the government to step up its policing and conservation policies by confiscating ivory. June, 2016

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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2014: This law enacted serious legal consequences for illegal hunting, fishing and polluting as well as establishing the Sustainable Island Resource Framework Fund that provides financial aid for research projects regarding sustainability and conservation of natural resources. April, 2015, 2014, 2014