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Six Yankari Game Reserve elephants fitted with tracking device under conservation programme

WCS Elephants

In a bid reinforce the protection of wildlife in Yankari Game Reserve, scientists have fitted six elephants with GPS/Satellite collars to provide real-time tracking of the herds. Fitting an elephant with a GPS/Satellite collar The collars will allow ranger teams to shadow the elephants always and alerting the reserve manager whenever elephants are in danger or stray outside of the ...

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Conservator-General wants stiffer penalty for wildlife offenders

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Mr Ibrahim Goni, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 called for stiffer punishment for violators of natural conservation laws to halt the tide of poaching in reserved areas. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made the appeal at the ongoing two-day Nigeria Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (NiPBES) Forum in Lagos to ...

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344-year-old palace tortoise, Alagba, dies in Ogbomosho


The 344-year-old tortoise in the traditional ruler of Ogbomoso’s palace, popularly known as “Alagba”’, has passed on. Tortoises. Photo: Jeff Greenberg / Lonely Planet Images Mr Toyin Ajamu, the Private Secretary to Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Soun of Ogbomoso, confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Ogbomoso. The dead tortoise attracted several visitors both from Nigeria and abroad ...

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Projects from Nigeria, others approved under Minamata Mercury Convention programme

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Out of the 20 applications received, 10 projects from Nigeria and nine other nations have been approved by the Governing Board of the Specific International Programme of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in the Second Round of the programme. Sam Adu-Kumi (right) and Reggie Hernaus Sam Adu-Kumi (Ghana) and Reggie Hernaus (The Netherlands), Co-Chairs of the Governing Board of the ...

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Nigerians in Americas plan 1% of annual remittances for SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Americas (NIDOA) has disclosed plans to “redirect” one per cent of its members’ annual remittances towards “impact sustainable development” in Nigeria. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) This is part of a 10-year vision unfolded by the organisation at its 2019 Annual General Meeting held recently in Texas, United States. The plan is expected to run from ...

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Mitigating effects of flooding via adherence to planning regulations

Nigeria flood

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says torrential rainfall across the globe is responsible for the exponential increase in the damage caused by floods in the past decades. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Nigeria had devastating ...

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German ministries fail to agree details of climate deal

Angela Merkel

German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, leaving little time to fulfil Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to pass the landmark package this year. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The disagreements between the environment, finance, economy and transport ministries could further erode the credibility of Merkel’s right-left coalition, ...

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Ocean clean-up project scoops up first batch of plastic in Pacific

Ocean Cleanup

A waste collection system tasked with ridding the world’s oceans of plastic has begun raking up debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch after a year of testing and one major setback, its Dutch inventor said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The Ocean Cleanup project “Today, I am very proud to share with you that we’re now catching plastics,” said ...

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Renewable energy can address power challenges, says group

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The Chief Executive Officer of Clean Technology Hub, Mrs Ifeoma Malo, has urged the Federal Government to harness renewable energy resources to address challenges in the power sector. Renewable energy: Solar panels Renewable energy is from a source that is not depleted when used and is naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and ...

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Only surviving chimpanzee in UNN zoo dies at 50, embalmed


The only surviving chimpanzee in the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Zoo has died, Prof Chris Okoye, Head of Department, Zoology and Environmental Studies, has announced. Chimpanzees. Photo credit: Okoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 that the male chimpanzee, aged 50 years, which died fortnight ago had been ...

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