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Biodiversity council deliberates on global report on state of nature

Paris, France

The World Biodiversity Council’s deliberations on the first global report on the state of nature since 2005 begins on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Paris, with representatives from 132 Member States participating in the discussions. Paris, France The aim is to create a shared common understanding of the state of nature, problems and possible solutions by Saturday, May 4. The report ...

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Earth Day: Experts call for protection of plants, animals

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Environmental experts have called for more awareness and responsibility towards promoting harmony with nature and environment. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Mr Alex Ahigbe, the Environmental Coordinator, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI), said this on Monday, April 22 at a 2019 World Earth Day celebration with the theme: “Protect Our Species”. The programme was organised by ACI in partnership ...

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How we observed 2019 Earth Hour, by NCF

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, March 30 to observe the 2019 Earth Hour at Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), NCF’s head offices in Lagos. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Earth Hour is used all over the world to promote actions that mitigate climate change and sustainable living. At ...

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Countries home to Saiga antelopes develop new roadmap to save species

Saiga Antelope

Range States have agreed on a set of concrete conservation priorities guiding the work under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning the Restoration, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Saiga Antelopes (Saiga spp.) up to 2025. Baby Saiga Antelopes. Photo credit: Eugene Polonsky The agreement came at a workshop held in Bonn, Germany from April 1 to 4, 2019 and jointly ...

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Group demands end to slaughter of migratory birds

Migratory birds

As hundreds of millions of birds return to Europe from their wintering grounds in Africa, an estimated 25 million will not reach their destination. Migratory birds This disclosure was made by the Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit group, as it recently embraced a campaign to halt the slaughter of migratory birds. Indeed, twice a year, hundreds of millions of birds migrate ...

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Kenya, UNEP sign deal to increase forest cover

Keriako Tobiko

Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help increase forest cover as part of efforts to protect the country against the vagaries of environmental destruction. Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko The programme, dubbed “Greening Kenya” campaign, will ensure that about 50 million tree seedlings are ...

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Lack of data blamed for Africa’s loss on investments in conservation

Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah

As countries continue to act to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and members to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) await the coming of year 2020 to agree to a new global biodiversity framework, it has become clear that data has a crucial role to play. Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chairman of the 2019 Biodiversity Information Management Forum, addressing participants ...

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Nigeria, 14 ECOWAS states to benefit from $8m forest protection scheme

Jose Graziano da Silva

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) announced on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that Nigeria and 14 other Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) members are to benefit from an $8 million five-year forest protection project. Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General of the FAO The world body said that three agencies – the Swedish International ...

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$52m record haul pangolin scales from Nigeria to Vietnam seized in Singapore

Pangolin scales

A rather large haul of pangolin scales believed to be originated from Nigeria and bound for Vietnam has been intercepted in Singapore. The scales were found packed in 230 bags among packets of frozen beef In what looks like the biggest single haul in the world in recent years, Singaporean authorities on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 seized 12.9 tonnes of ...

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Army to turn Sambisa Forest into ecosystem resort centre


The Nigerian Army says the Sambisa Forest should be turned into an ecosystem resort centre where war relics in the northeast will be maintained as historical sites for tourism. Soldiers in Sambisa Forest Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, disclosed this at a seminar organised by the Army Headquarters, Department of Standards and Evaluation on “Regimentation and ...

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