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NESREA rescues endangered manatee in Lagos

Endangered manatee

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), an environmental agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, rescued a manatee, an endangered species held hostage at Epe in Lagos.  The rescued endangered manatee The sting operation, led by NESREA alongside WildAid and researchers from the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), successfully captured the ...

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Pioneer advocate for nature: Remembering Chief Shafi Lawal Edu (1911-2002)

Prince Philip

When the biography of Chief S. L. Edu was published, it was titled “Journey from Epe”. Pa Edu died on Tuesday January 8, 2002. The following day his body was conveyed to his birthplace in Epe town, about 60 kilometres from Lagos, and buried in his ancestral home. The journey that started in Epe on January 7, 1911, ended in ...

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Nigeria can become leader in wildlife protection – WildAid

WildAid campaign

Nigeria can change the narratives by becoming a regional leader in wildlife protection. L-R: President and founder of WildAid, Peter Knights; Miss Tourism Nigeria, Mercy Odjugo; Musician, Davido; Emmanuella; Nollywood star, Stephanie Linus; Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; and DG NESREA, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, during the launch of the WildAid campaign in Lagos This submission was made ...

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WildAid partners govt, Lagos, Nollywood, on wildlife conservation campaign

WildAid

WildAid, a non governmental organisation (NGO), has partnered with the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Lagos State Government and Nollywood to launch a campaign on wildlife conservation. Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor (right); and Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at the WildAid event President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WildAid, Mr Peter Knights, at ...

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Bauchi tourism board to train 350 rangers on wildlife protection

Park Rangers

The Bauchi State Tourism Board says it has concluded arrangements to train 350 forest rangers to enhance wildlife protection and conservation. Forest rangers during a refresher training Malam Nasir Yusuf, General Manager of the board, made this known in an interview on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Bauchi. Yusuf said the three-day training exercise to be facilitated by resource persons ...

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Large herbivores enhance population of endangered butterflies

Mountain Alcon blue

In the past five years, the number of butterflies in the large herbivore reserve in the former military training area of Milovice near Prague, Czech Republic, has grown significantly. The mountain Alcon blue in in the former military training area of Milovice. Photo credit: Michal Köpping While carrying out regular monitoring, scientists have found out that the number of butterflies ...

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UNESCO marks 50th anniversary of biosphere preservation

Miguel Godt

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has commemorated the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), created in 1971 to promote a long-lasting connection between people and nature. Miguel Godt, UNESCO MAB Programme Secretary Mr Miguel Godt, UNESCO MAB Programme Secretary, said that the Biosphere preservation was a programme that combined the natural and social sciences ...

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Conservation foundation urges students to act for birds’ conservation

NCF

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at its Lekki Conservation Centre head offices in Laos gathered 98 students to mark Spring Alive event 2021 with the theme “Protect Bird Nests”. The Foundation emphasised the need to protect the nests of birds as well as how to care for bird nests if found. Students gathered to mark ...

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Refresher has raised park rangers’ morale, says Wildlife Conservation Society

Park Rangers

Apart from increasing their knowledge and skills, a refresher training held recently is said to have raised morale among park rangers. The park rangers at the refresher training Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, who made the submission, added that the trainees were also motivated to perform their duties and better protect forest and wildlife at their ...

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$5m Bezos Earth Fund to protect Africa, South America’s biodiversity hotspots

Patricia Zurita

BirdLife International on behalf of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Partnership on Monday, December 6, 2021, received $5 million from the Bezos Earth Fund in a bid to map and contribute to conserving and protecting the most important sites for nature in Africa’s Congo Basin and South America’s Tropical Andes. The work is said to be critical to address Earth’s ...

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