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Countries submit record $268m funding request to Adaptation Fund

Victor Viñas

$268m in funding requests and 40 project proposals received appear to reflect trust in the Fund’s work and growing urgency of climate action across the globe The Adaptation Fund says it continues to receive urgent demand for its work, as developing countries submitted a new record $268.2 million in funding requests across a record 40 proposals for review through the Fund’s implementing ...

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Nigeria has lost 90% of its original forest cover – Expert

Nigeria REDD+

The Director, Cross River Landscape Programme of Wildlife Conservation Society of Nigeria, Dr Ina-Oyon Imong, says Nigeria has lost 90 per cent of her original forest cover due to human activities. Nigeria is said to have lost 90% of its forest cover. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Imong, who stated this in Calabar, Cross River State on Sunday, March ...

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World Wildlife Day: NCF tasks government, Lagos on marine wildlife protection

Marine wildlife

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Sunday, March 3, 2019 called on the Federal and Lagos State Governments to strengthen regulations on marine species protection to prevent extinction of some fishes. Marine wildlife NCF’s Director, Technical Programmes, Dr Joseph Onoja, made the call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Onoja said marine species ...

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World Wildlife Day: Group calls for conservation of Nigeria’s marine resources

manatee

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), a civil society group, says sustainable use of marine resources will enhance Nigeria’s economic development. Marine resource: The West African manatee. Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chairman of the network’s Board of Trustees, said this in an interview with the News ...

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World Wildlife Day: UN beams searchlight on wildlife trafficking in Nigeria

Yury Fedotov

In celebrating the 2019 World Wildlife Day, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has restated its commitment to addressing the worrisome global wildlife trafficking, especially as it concerns Nigeria. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) In a statement endorsed by its spokesperson in the Nigeria Country Office, Sylvester Atere, the UN ...

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CITES, UNDP, FAO celebrate World Wildlife Day and ‘Life below Water’

Ms. Ivonne Higuero CITES

High-level representatives from UN member states and international organisations gathered on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to celebrate the UN World Wildlife Day under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet”. CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero The benefits of marine and coastal resources are enormous. Over three billion people depend on these ...

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World Wildlife Day: Winners of ‘Living Oceans Showcase’ announced

World Wildlife Day 2019

Jackson Hole WILD, the CITES Secretariat and UNDP announced on Friday, March 1, 2019 the winners of the World Wildlife Day 2019 Living Oceans Showcase. Captivating stories about marine species will now hit the big screen and your mobile devices as the world celebrates World Wildlife Day 2019 under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet”. World Wildlife ...

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World Wildlife Day focusing on marine species for the first time

Marine wildlife

The United Nations World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2019 being celebrated on Sunday, March 3, is for the first time in history focusing on marine species. Marine wildlife This is following the decision of the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who are working ...

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WWD: Flagship yearly event dedicated to wildlife

Wildlife

World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. Wildlife The 2019 World Wildlife Day is being celebrated under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet”, which aligns with goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ocean contains nearly 200,000 identified species, but actual numbers may be in the millions. Globally, ...

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Indian power plant: World Bank Group not above the law, court rules

Tata Mundra Ultra Mega power

In a historic 7-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Jam v. International Finance Corporation (IFC) that international organisations like the World Bank Group can be sued in U.S. courts. The IFC-financed Tata Mundra Ultra Mega coal-fired power plant in India The Court’s decision is said to mark a defining moment for the IFC – the ...

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