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AU to launch Africa’s forestry management framework in 2020

Almami Dampha

Africa’s sustainable forestry management framework will be launched in early 2020 to guide the continent in sustainable exploitation of forest resources, an AU official disclosed on Monday, May 20, 2019. Almami Dampha, Senior Policy Officer at AU Commission Almami Dampha, Senior Policy Officer at AU Commission, said that the framework had been developed to help countries meet the AU Agenda ...

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EU sends fresh warning to Germany on nitrate levels in groundwater

Svenja Schulze

The European Commission might consider further legal action, possibly leading to fines, against Germany if it does not reduce nitrate levels in its groundwater, a commission letter revealed on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Brussels and Berlin have been locked in a long-running dispute over high nitrate levels, which often result from fertiliser use and can ...

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Pollution: CSOs demand health audit in Niger Delta communities

Oil spill pollution

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Bayelsa State have called for health audit across communities in Niger Delta as part of efforts to tackle environmental pollution and degradation in the region. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The CSOs made the demand during a Roundtable with the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) on Tuesday, ...

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Covenant varsity research explores microplastics pollution under Commonwealth fellowship scheme

Professor Nsikak Benson

The concerns posed by plastic pollution to marine wildlife upon exposure have increased, stimulating new research into the distribution, abundance, characteristics and consequences of microplastics in water. Professor Nsikak Benson Having been selected alongside 31 other higher institutions of learning in the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to host Blue Charter Fellowships, the Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, is ...

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DHL, UNDP, OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness in Madagascar

DHL, UNDP, OCHA Madagascar disaster preparedness

Mail and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are teaming up with National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management in Madagascar (BNGRC – Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes) and Toamasina International Airport (Aéroport de Madagascar – ADEMA) ...

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Migratory Bird Day: Nguru rallies to conserve vultures

Nguru vultures conservation

Pupils, teachers, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members and community members of Nguru Emirate in Yobe State rallied for the conservation of vultures while commemorating this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with the theme “Protect Birds: be a solution to plastic pollution” on Friday, May 10, 2019. Youths during the vultures conservation rally As part of the activities to ...

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Stakeholders gather for vulture conservation in Nguru

Nguru vulture conservation

The representatives of Hunters’ Association, Farmers’ Association, Herders’ Association (Miyetti Allah), Traditional Medicine Practitioners (trado-medics), Heads of political wards and community women leader gathered on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to discuss threats against vultures and solutions to tackle the challenge in Yobe State. Participants at the gathering The meeting opened with an introductory remark from NCF Project Officer, Harry Hanson ...

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Concern over resurgence of refuse heaps in Aba

Refuse dumpsite in Aba

A city-based environmental rights organisation, Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), has expressed reservations over the unwholesome state of waste management in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State, in southeast Nigeria. Refuse dumpsite in Aba, Abia State  “In its present state, Aba is obviously the dirtiest city across Nigeria,” said Comrade Nelson Nwafor, Executive Director of ...

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Biodiversity awareness higher in Asia than Europe, report reveals

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

A report launched on Monday, May 20, 2019 shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity and want to see companies protecting it. The awareness is said to be higher than that of consumers in the UK, US or Germany, with most Asian consumers having “heard of biodiversity”. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological ...

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We’ll partner relevant agencies towards developing nation’s environment– Odusote

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, has expressed the commitment of her ministry to partner relevant agencies in implementing developmental projects and cardinal programmes that will improve the state and well-being of the environment. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs. Odusote spoke on Monday, May 20, 2019 while hosting a ...

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