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World Wildlife Day: Winners of ‘Living Oceans Showcase’ announced

World Wildlife Day 2019

Jackson Hole WILD, the CITES Secretariat and UNDP announced on Friday, March 1, 2019 the winners of the World Wildlife Day 2019 Living Oceans Showcase. Captivating stories about marine species will now hit the big screen and your mobile devices as the world celebrates World Wildlife Day 2019 under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet”. World Wildlife ...

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World Wildlife Day focusing on marine species for the first time

Marine wildlife

The United Nations World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2019 being celebrated on Sunday, March 3, is for the first time in history focusing on marine species. Marine wildlife This is following the decision of the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who are working ...

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WWD: Flagship yearly event dedicated to wildlife


World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. Wildlife The 2019 World Wildlife Day is being celebrated under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet”, which aligns with goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ocean contains nearly 200,000 identified species, but actual numbers may be in the millions. Globally, ...

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Cross River communities embrace alternative means of livelihood to preserve forest

Odigha Odigha

The Coordinator, Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Dr Odigha Odigha, says that the group has started introducing viable options of livelihood to Cross River State communities to ensure forest preservation. Odigha Odigha delivering a speech after being decorated with the 2003 Goldman Prize in San Francisco, California Odigha made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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Botswana considers allowing big game hunting, culling elephants

Sumatran elephants

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife. Elephants Conservationists estimate the southern African country has about 130,000 elephants, however some lawmakers say it is much higher and causes problems for small-scale farmers. A committee appointed by ...

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World’s largest bee rediscovered after 38 yrs

Wallace’s Giant Bee

Last seen in 1981 and thought to be extinct, the world’s largest bee, Wallace’s Giant Bee, has been confirmed alive in the wilderness of Indonesia by an international team of scientists and conservationists. Wallace’s Giant Bee, the world’s largest bee According to a statement published by the University of Sydney on Friday, February 22, 2019, the search team successfully rediscovered ...

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Kill a python and go to jail, warns zookeeper


Manager of the Imo State Zoological Garden, Dr Francis Abioye, has cautioned Nigerians against killing protected animals including reptiles like python, saying doing so would attract jail term. Python Abioye gave the warning on Thursday, February 21, 2019 when he mobilised members of the zoo task force to arrest a resident of Nekede autonomous community in Owerri West Local Government ...

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Germany launches funding programme to restore floodplains

Svenja Schulze

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment has disclosed that it is launching a new funding programme for the natural development of floodplains along federal waterways. Government says that this is to develop a biotope network of national importance, a “Blue Ribbon”, through the country. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze River, shore and floodplain are to be networked with each other ...

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Government investigates alleged trafficking of pangolin scales, ivory tusks

Ivory trafficking

The Nigerian government has initiated investigations into the seizure by the Vietnamese Customs Service‎ of over 2,500 kilogrammes of pangolin scales and 600 kilogrammes of ivory tusks. Also being investigated are seizures by the Hong Kong Custom Service of 8,200 kilogrammes of pangolin scales and 2,000 kilogrammes of ivory said to have originated from the Apapa seaport in Lagos. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: Minister of ...

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Group flays impending EU, Vietnam timber trade deal

Timber Trade

A looming trade agreement on tropical timber involving the European Union and Vietnam is being resisted by a civil society group, which insists that the Southeast Asian country must first clean up its act. A truck ferrying timber product Though Vietnam has banned logging in its own forests, Vietnamese loggers are allegedly crossing the border and plundering national parks in ...

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