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Elephant Day: Drumming up support for elephant conservation

Sumatran elephants

Nigeria has for long featured very prominently among nations with high species endemism, spectacular landscape features and rare heritage sites that are of immense significance to biodiversity conservation. These among other factors have earned the nation global recognition and endeared a host of institutions to embrace animal and plant symbols as its corporate identity. Elephants Quantifying the values such insignias ...

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Ex-lawmaker donates 1,100 trees to Jos Wildlife Park

Tree planting

A former member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Diket Plang, on Friday, July 5, 2019 donated 1,100 trees to Jos Wildlife Park. Tree planting Plang said at the presentation in Jos that the donation was to address global warming and preserve the ecosystem in the environment. The former lawmaker, who represented Pankshin North at the 7th State ...

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National Park urges stakeholders to address challenges in wildlife conservation

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Ibrahim Goni, has urged stakeholders in wildlife conservation to address the challenges bedeviling the sector. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made the call at a meeting organised by Wildlife Society of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday, July 4, 2019. He said wildlife conservation in Nigeria was faced with challenges despite measures taken ...

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To conserve or not to conserve: Time for a genetic index survey of Ghana’s forests

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

Now that roads have been paved into the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, which is the largest of the country’s Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs) – government’s intention is very clear – to mine the rich bauxite deposits in Atewa. Civil society groups and concerned individuals, who believe that Atewa can best serve the nation when left unmined, have equally made ...

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Gabon, Zimbabwe get conservation investment initiatives amid Uganda’s $60m pilot

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Space for Giants on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 announced two new Conservation Investment Initiatives for west and southern Africa based on its Uganda pilot that is on course to unlock $60 million of business investment in less than two years. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, played host to the Africa Wildlife Economy Summit The new initiatives were announced at the ...

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Communities step up to claim rightful place in Africa’s wildlife economy

Wildlife Economy Summit

Community representatives participating in Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summit this week in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, have called on African Governments, the private sector and international organisations to recognise the integral role of communities in the ownership, management and conservation of the natural resources that drive the continent’s wildlife economy. Participants at Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe In ...

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National Park Service calls for full integration into security structure

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has called for the full integration of the service into the nation’s security structure to enhance service delivery. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Abuja. “The service was re-classified ...

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Starving polar bear who wandered into Arctic city taken to zoo

Polar bear

A starving female polar bear who wandered far from her natural habitat into Russia’s northern-most city, Norilsk, was on Friday, June 21, 2019 transported to a zoo in Siberia. A polar bear and its cubs “The bear had spent several days at a dump, eating spoiled foods,’’ the Royev Ruchei zoo in the city of Krasnoyarsk, about 1,500 kilometres south ...

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How conservation establishments can multiply investments in Africa, by study

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

National parks and other state-owned conservation areas could significantly multiply the revenue they pump into African economies, a Space for Giants Working Paper published on Monday, June 24, 2019 finds. Nature conservation in Nigeria: the Gashaka-Gumti National Park Bringing new private-sector investment to underfunded protected areas to capitalise on surging interest in nature-based tourism would help fund conservation without draining ...

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Wildlife Economy Summit to launch African-led vision for conservation

Cross River gorilla

Heads of State, business leaders, technical experts and community representatives are gathering in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls from June 23 to 25, 2019 for the Africa Wildlife Economy Summit, which aims to radically change the way the continent’s nature-based economy is managed. Wildlife: Camera trap photo of a silverback Cross River gorilla in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary Convened by the United ...

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