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Improved law enforcement helps reduce rhino poaching in Namibia – Report

Dehorning-Rhino

Improved law enforcement and more effective disruption of criminal networks led to a decline in the rate of rhino poaching in Namibia in 2020, according to a report released on Friday, April 9, 2021. A rhino being de-horned On the other hand, significantly more rhino horns were seized during 2020 than in 2019, the Combating Wildlife Crime in Namibia Annual ...

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Nigeria lost 97% of forest resources to poaching – NCF

NCF

The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Mukhtar Aminu-Kano, has submitted that Nigeria has lost about 97 per cent of wildlife and forest resources to poaching. Participants at the workshop Aminu-Kano raised the alarm in an interview on the sideline of a workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade in vultures on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Kano. The workshop, themed ...

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Buhari expresses concern over shrinking Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed worry on the steady shrinking of Lake Chad, saying that the development had adversely affected over 30 million people. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. Photo credit: AP/Christophe Ena Buhari said on Saturday, March 27, 2021 that the lake had ...

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Conservator-General canvasses private sector participation to reposition national parks

Ibrahim Goni

Conservator-General, National Park Service, Ibrahim Goni, has appealed to private sector players to partner with the  government towards repositioning national parks across the country. Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in a keynote address on “Resources for our National Security and Development“ at the “Abuja Jabamah Tourism Expo 2021”. ...

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IUCN recognises endangered forest and savanna elephants as distinct species

elephant ivory

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced on Thursday, March 25, 2021 that it now recognises two distinct species of African elephants: The Forest Elephant and the Savanna Elephant. Forest elephants are poached for their ivory and skin, and threatened with extinction The revised assessment of African elephants also has found that the Forest Elephant is Critically Endangered ...

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Game Reserve: Villagers partner Kano zoo against illegal activities

Falgore Game Reserve

Villagers from Gomo in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State will partner with the Kano zoo to tackle illegal activities within the Falgore Game Reserve. Falgore Game Reserve The Managing Director of the Kano Zoological and Wildlife Management Agency, Alhaji Sa’idu Gwadabe, disclosed this in a statement in Kano on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. A statement by Hadiyatullah Umar, ...

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Six lions killed in western Uganda in suspected poisoning

Lions

Six lions were found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, a national conservation agency said on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Lions Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said the lions are likely to have died of poisoning. “The carcasses of the lions were found last evening at Ishasha sector with most of their body parts missing,’’ UWA said in ...

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Killing of spearfish: NCF appeals to Nigerians to protect marine lives

Blue Marlin

 The Nigerian Conservation  Foundation (NCF) has appealed to  the  public to see protection of biodiversity as everyone’s responsibility. The man with the caught spearfish Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General, NCF, made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Abuja while reacting to a social media post of a man who killed a blue  marlin (spearfish).  “A man in ...

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Gashaka-Gumti National Park upgraded to boost security

Gashaka-Gumti-National-Park

The Africa Nature Investors (ANI), an international NGO, has upgraded facilities and services at the Gashaka-Gumti National Park in Taraba State. The Gashaka Gumti National Park The organisation also deployed modern technology to boost security in and around the park as well as trained 43 rangers to tackle challenges of climate change and insecurity at the park. The Conservator General of ...

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NCF, others train 50 Park Rangers, empower 240 community members

NCF

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), with the support of the National Park Service, trained 50 Park Rangers of Okomu National Park, Edo State, and empowered 240 members of the neighbouring communities through two separate intensive capacity building workshops held from March 1 to 5, 2021. Prof. Shiiwua Manu, former Director of APLORI, using the bird guide to teach Park Rangers ...

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