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National Park Service calls for full integration into security structure

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has called for the full integration of the service into the nation’s security structure to enhance service delivery. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Abuja. “The service was re-classified ...

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Starving polar bear who wandered into Arctic city taken to zoo

Polar bear

A starving female polar bear who wandered far from her natural habitat into Russia’s northern-most city, Norilsk, was on Friday, June 21, 2019 transported to a zoo in Siberia. A polar bear and its cubs “The bear had spent several days at a dump, eating spoiled foods,’’ the Royev Ruchei zoo in the city of Krasnoyarsk, about 1,500 kilometres south ...

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How conservation establishments can multiply investments in Africa, by study

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

National parks and other state-owned conservation areas could significantly multiply the revenue they pump into African economies, a Space for Giants Working Paper published on Monday, June 24, 2019 finds. Nature conservation in Nigeria: the Gashaka-Gumti National Park Bringing new private-sector investment to underfunded protected areas to capitalise on surging interest in nature-based tourism would help fund conservation without draining ...

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Wildlife Economy Summit to launch African-led vision for conservation

Cross River gorilla

Heads of State, business leaders, technical experts and community representatives are gathering in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls from June 23 to 25, 2019 for the Africa Wildlife Economy Summit, which aims to radically change the way the continent’s nature-based economy is managed. Wildlife: Camera trap photo of a silverback Cross River gorilla in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary Convened by the United ...

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Why we redeployed officers, by National Park Service

FMEnv Retreat

Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General, National Parks Service, says the current redeployment officers and men of the service to critical areas is for effective service delivery. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni DCP Yakubu Zull, the Deputy Conservator of Park, made this known in a statement on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Abuja. Goni said the redeployment was ...

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UN celebrates 40 years of global action for migratory animals

Migratory birds

Sunday, June 23, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), also known as the “Bonn Convention” after the city in which it was signed. It is said to be the only global treaty dealing with the conservation of migratory species and their habitats across the world, including birds, whales, dolphins, ...

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Nigeria’s EMADET wins 2019 UNDP Equator Award

Wrapping leaf

As part of the events marking the World Environment Day, the United Nations  Development Programme (UNDP) and partners on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 announced the winners of the 10th Equator Prize, recognising 22 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organisations, which showcase innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, environment, and poverty challenges, will be honoured at a celebratory ...

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Pride of 14 lions on the loose in South African province


A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park. Lions Residents of the town of Phalaborwa, where the pride had been sighted, and employees of the nearby Forskor Mine, were advised to be “alert at all times,’’ the Limpopo government said on Twitter on Friday, ...

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Ihedioha upgrades Imo zoo, bans illegal mining of Nworie River

Emeka Ihedioha

Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has announced the upgrading of the state Zoological Garden to a Wildlife Park and Nature Reserve. Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State Ihedioha also banned the illegal dredging of the Nworie Confluence area of the state. He made the declaration on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Owerri, the state capital, during the launching of ...

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Ghana’s forests: To conserve or not to conserve

Nigeria REDD+

In 1998, when the 30 Global Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs) were established in Ghana, the purpose included promoting the status of areas of biological diversity hot spots in the country. Eleven years down the line in 2009, the Forestry Commission (FC) was committed to ensure the conservation of these areas under the REDD + package. This meant that these areas ...

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