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World Elephant Day: Groups collaborate to boost conservation

John Scanlon

On the 2021 World Elephant Day, the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) Foundation and the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) have announced their partnership. John Scanlon, CEO of the EPI Foundation The CBCGDF is said to play a prominent role amongst Chinese environmental organisations and is involved in advocacy, environmental education, and scientific research. The EPI Foundation is ...

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Lagos halts illegal estate project on Ojota-Maryland wetland


The Lagos State Government says it has halted construction on buffer zone area of the Wasimi, Maryland section of Ojota-Maryland wetland being develop into a residential estate. The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, leading demolition excercise on estate encroaching Ojota-Maryland wetland on Thursday Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesperson for Lagos State Ministry of Physical ...

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UN weather agency seeks to confirm 48.8°C ‘record’ heat spike in Sicily

Petteri Taalas

UN weather experts said on Thursday, August 12, 2021 that they were actively looking into a possible record temperature for Continental Europe of 48.8 Celsius (119.8 Fahrenheit) near the town of Syracuse in Sicily, amid devastating wildfires in Mediterranean countries and Russia. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said that it could not yet confirm or deny ...

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Lagos activates 10 COVID-19 oxygen treatment, sample collection centres

Prof. Akinola Abayomi

As part of efforts to mitigate the effect of the third wave of COVID-19 infection in Lagos State, the state government has activated 10 COVID-19 Oxygen Treatment and Sample Collection Centres. Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Thursday, August 12, 2021, disclosed this while reviewing reports of ...

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IPCC report: UNCCD, PACJA express concerns over land, warming

Ibrahim Thiaw

The Working Group 1 assessment report released on Monday, August 9, 2021, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has continued to attract comments from concerned organisations. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Director of UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) The Report, which is part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report of climate change, provides the physical science basis of climate ...

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Protecting water sources critical to sustainability – Minister

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says that protection of water catchments in Nigeria, especially in densely populated areas is no longer an option but a requirement. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu stated this while delivering a keynote address at the National Validation workshop on the “Draft National Water Source Protection Policy 2020” in Abuja. He ...

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Disaster prevention: FEMA urges AEDC to develop emergency response plan


The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to develop an emergency response plan to ensure effective management of electricity disaster. The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, and the Executive Director Corporate Services, AEDC, Mr Faruk Aliyu, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Abuja Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, gave ...

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Minister assures of Nigeria’s readiness for COP26 conference

Goddy Jedy-Agba

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, has assured Nigerians of the country’s readiness to participate in the forthcoming COP26 United Nations (UN) conference on climate change. Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba Jedy-Agba disclosed this at the Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) 2021 virtual conference with the theme: “Powering a Sustainable Industrial Revolution.” The 2021 United ...

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NESREA seals off three facilities in Ondo, eight in Osun, seven in Rivers and Enugu


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, sealed off three factories in Ondo State, for illegal operations and violations of environmental laws of Nigeria. NESREA officials sealing off a facility in Rivers State Speaking in Ore, shortly after the operation, Mr Kolawole Joshua, Head, Conservation Managing Division, NESREA, said that owners of the ...

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Namibia auctions 57 wild elephants, gains $400,000


Environment Ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, said Namibia auctioned 57 wild elephants raising 5.9 million Namibian dollars ($400,000). Elephants. Photo credit: Muyunda said the elephants sold were among 170 put on tender in December 2020. “A total of 15 elephants will be captured and remain in Namibia while 42 will be exported out of Namibia. ...

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