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Africa Why a journal?

The African Journal of Ethnobiology®is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal for the dissemination of ethnoscientific information and related activities giving you access to books, full text articles, research reports and abstracts not available digitally anywhere else.

Membership is open to academic and non-academics interested in exploring human interactions with their biological world; people, nature, plants and animals.

Research interest and activities in the areas of Ethnobotany,Ethnobiology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Systems have increased tremendously in the last few years. In tandem with this, the number of research publications has more than doubled in many parts of the world.

However, this has not happened in Africa due to lack of research funding and publication channels creating a huge information gap. This is what this journal hopes to bridge.

You can read more about the journal here African Journal of Ethnobiology.

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The Journal of African Ethnobiology Vol 1(1), Jul 2009, 1-64. [ISSN:2078-1172], Abbreviated key title: Afr. j. ethnobiol.

Published by: Information on the Development of Habitat Around Africa-IDHAA,Nairobi, Kenya.


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Carbon Offsetting

Mundane actions such as taking holiday flights, driving our cars, heating, smoke from factories directly and indirectly produce green house gasses that damage o-zone layer. Kyoto Protocol regulates greenhouse gases (GHG) measured in terms of their carbon dioxide equivalence, namely: Carbon dioxide CO2 , methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).

The emission of these gasses is dealt with in many ways; firstly through conservation efforts, secondly through use of renewable energies (post-carbon economy) and lastly through a system of trading off emissions by buying carbon credits or sponsoring responsible projects such as tree planting as a compensation mechanism while curbing actual emissions. However, it should be noted that there is no magic bullet as far as environmental conservation is concerned. Some of these practices have raised many controversial questions.Nevertheless, it is better to do something than not to do anything at all.

Although there are confusions on the certification and accounting systems, there is consensus that emissions fall into three categories: direct,indirect emissions or direct only emissions. For a firm to be considered carbon neutral, an organization must reduce its carbon footprint to zero. Being carbon neutral is increasingly seen as good corporate or state social responsibility.

To become Carbon Neutral you need to calculate your emissions then choose an offset project from within your country or abroad. We have a portfolio of ethically managed African Carbon Offsetting projects to choose from.

Please contact our help desk here ethnobiology for an application form. Soon the application process will be automated to make it possible to apply online



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