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Man charged with trafficking African cats


A U.S. federal grand jury has charged a New York man, Christopher Casacci, with trafficking in African wild cats. The caracal Assistant Attorney-General, Jeffrey Clark, and U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr of the Western District of New York, announced the indictment in a statement published on the website of the Department of justice. Casacci, 38, is accused of violating the ...

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Hundreds of millions of animals feared dead in Australia fires

Australian bull

Hundreds of bushfires in east and south Australia are wreaking havoc on native animals that have either died or are being severely impacted through lost habitat, starvation and displacement. A distressed surviving Australian bull being attended to In recent days, viral photos of thirsty and exhausted koalas being provided water by a cyclist or a driver have generated huge interest regarding the impact ...

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Australia wildfires may have wiped out entire species, say conservationists

Australia bushfires

Conservationists and wildlife experts are anxious that raging bushfires sweeping through Australia have resulted in “catastrophic losses”, amid fears an entire species may have been wiped out. The burnt bodies of hundreds of animals line a road in Australia Populations of small marsupials called dunnarts and glossy black cockatoos may have been destroyed in the fires that burned a third of Kangaroo Island, experts ...

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National Park Service partners Mothers of Earth Foundation on capacity building

FMEnv Retreat

The National Parks Service says it will partner with the Mothers of the International Foundation (MEIF), an NGO, on capacity building. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator -General, National Park Service, said this in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mr Yakubu Zull, in Abuja on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 after the foundation ...

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Tanzania vows to reinforce wildlife conservation

Samia Hassan

Tanzanian Vice President, Samia Hassan, on Monday, December 23, 2019 said the government would continue to reinforce conservation of wildlife, forests and anti-poaching for future generations. Samia Hassan Hassan said the conservation of wildlife was vital in efforts aimed at promoting the East African nation’s tourism industry now picking up at greater speed. “The conservation of forests will hugely help ...

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National Parks repositioned to serve Nigerians better – Conservator-General

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni stated this in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of his conferment with a doctorate degree in Wildlife and Ecotourism at the Federal University of Technology, ...

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NCF seeks private sector participation to conserve nature

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, has called on the private sector to invest in nature conservation business to reduce “global loss of biodiversity”. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Aminu-Kano made the call at a two-day Stakeholders Forum titled “naijabiz4nature” organised by NCF, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Birdlife International ...

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Kenya launches reforestation drive in wildlife sanctuaries

Kenya wildlife sanctuary

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 launched an ambitious project to double forest coverage in all national parks and game reserves in the country. A Kenya wildlife sanctuary Senior officials said the agency in partnership with key stakeholders aims to plant over 100,000 trees annually to reclaim the wildlife sanctuaries. Fred Segor, principal secretary for wildlife ...

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Transformative change needed to address nature crisis – IPBES

Anne Larigauderie

Addressing the direct drivers of nature’s decline is necessary, but not sufficient to prevent the unravelling of the fabric of life on which all people and future generations depend. This requires urgent transformative change that tackles root causes, as well as the values and behaviors underpinning them. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie This was the conclusion of leading biodiversity experts, ...

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Conservationists draft fresh action plan to save threatened Cross River gorilla


The emergence of a new action for the conservation of the threatened Cross River gorilla appears to have signaled fresh hopes for the survival of the apes, which are said to have been hunted down to only 300 in the mountains between Nigeria and Cameroon. Participants at the workshop to draft the third action plan The new action plan, which ...

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