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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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Asian nations commit to act against illegal trade in wildlife


Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed a strong commitment to addressing wildlife crime as a serious transnational organised crime, and to further scale up efforts to combat it. Flags of participating nations at the Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Thailand They made the commitment on March 21 and 22, 2019 ...

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Gombe fishermen cry out over increasing attacks by hippopotamus


Fishermen in Dadin Kowa community of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area, Gombe State, have cried out over increasing attacks on them by hippopotamus. Hippopotamus Malam Sa’adu Adamu, leader of the fishermen in the area, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)) in Gombe, the state capital, on Thursday, March 28, 2019 that the daily attacks by the dreaded animal is affecting their ...

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Environment Ministry to help Park Service boost IGR

Ibukun Odusote

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs.  Ibukun Odusote, has promised to create an enabling environment that would help boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the National Park Service, as part of Federal Government’s robust measures aimed at diversifying the economy. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs.  Odusote gave the commitment over the ...

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Groups draft law to give River Ethiope legal rights

River Ethiope

The River Ethiope Trust Foundation (RETFON) along with Earth Law Centre and other partners have drafted the River Ethiope Rights Act of 2019 (Act) in a bid for the River Ethiope to be the first river in Africa to be recognised as a living entity with legal rights. The River Ethiope A growing number of rivers across the world are ...

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Forests Day: Nigeria’ll lose exotic plant species if forests’ abuse continues – Odusote

Ibukun Odusote

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, says the future looks very gloomy for Nigerian forests due to the over-exploitation of economic trees and other vital forests resources. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs. Odusote Stated this in Abuja today, on the occasion of the “2019 International Day of Forests.” ...

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Forests Day: National Park’ll continue to support mitigation of climate change – Goni

Ibrahim Goni

Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the service will continue to support actions that mitigate and promote the adaptation of climate change. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, March 21 in Abuja to mark the 2019 World Forest Day. He said ...

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