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Gombe partners private sector player to develop hippopotamus colony

Hippopotamus

Gombe State Government has expressed its readiness to partner with private sector initiatives on developing hippopotamus colony around its water banks and harness the huge potential in wildlife conservation and eco-tourism. Hippopotamus Gov. Inuwa Yahaya gave the assurance while receiving Prof. Lynne Baker, a U.S.-based wildlife conservationist, who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Gombe, ...

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Stakeholders devise strategies to address illegal wildlife trade

Pangolin scales

From Pangolin to Forest Elephants, Lion, Cross River Gorilla, Manatees and other endangered species, Nigeria’s wildlife resources are under intense pressure. Over the past few years, there has been a very active market for ivories and other wildlife products – both domestically and internationally, even with the fast-decimating population of these resources. Pangolin scales found packed in 230 bags among ...

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NCF calls for joint efforts to preserve the environment

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called for a joimt effort aimed at protecting the environment and conservation of nature. NCF President, Izoma Philip Asiodu The foundation made the call at its 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The NCF Director General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, while speaking with journalists, said that Nigerians needed to ...

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Ministers, delegates pool wisdom on biodiversity conservation at UN conference

Akif Ozkaldi

Speakers at a key United Nations biodiversity meeting, described biodiversity and ecosystem-based approaches as essential to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), related goals for climate change, and food security. Akif Ozkaldi, Turkish Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Akif Ozkaldi, Turkish Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, described biodiversity as a global responsibility requiring all governments to fully ...

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CBD COP15: UN urged to strengthen freshwater biodiversity protections

Patagonia Baker River

International Rivers on Monday, October 11, 2021 released a letter signed by more than 570 experts, scientists, engineers, researchers, and practitioners from 97 countries urging the United Nations and national delegates to strengthen actions to protect freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity as they gather this week for the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity ...

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World Migratory Bird Day celebrates birds and nature

Migratory birds

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. Migratory birds The UN-backed campaign is organised by a collaborative partnership among two environmental treaties – the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of ...

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North-East Atlantic countries create expansive marine area to protect seabirds

Seabirds

The environment ministers of the North-East Atlantic countries – the Contracting Parties to the OSPAR Convention – agreed on Friday, October 1, 2021, in Cascais, Portugal on the establishment of a new marine protected area. The area covered is the size of Germany and the United Kingdom combined and will provide protection for seabirds. Seabirds A new strategy for 2021 ...

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CMS committee adopts decisions to advance implementation of Convention

Amy Fraenkel

Following a week of global meetings held entirely online, the 52nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) concluded with important outcomes to take the work forward under the Convention. CMS Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel CMS Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel, said: “The 52nd Session of the Standing Committee, held ...

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Foresters decry illegal tree felling at Ogun reserve

Omo-Forest-Reserve

The Forestry Association of Nigeria on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 expressed concern over activities of illegal tree fellers and loggers at the Omo Forest Reserves in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Mr James Odebiyi, former President, Forestry Association of Nigeria, told a news conference in Abeokuta that the illegal activities at the ...

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Halima Imam: How insects save our lives

Insects

Most of us dislike the little crawly things, and their buzz just gets on our nerves. Sometimes we even wish that insects could just die out, at least picnics will be more fun and gardening much more pleasant. Insects If you think bugs are just meant to give us the creeps and some other insects just for increasing our allergies ...

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