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Nigeria has lost 90% of its original forest cover – Expert

Nigeria REDD+

The Director, Cross River Landscape Programme of Wildlife Conservation Society of Nigeria, Dr Ina-Oyon Imong, says Nigeria has lost 90 per cent of her original forest cover due to human activities. Nigeria is said to have lost 90% of its forest cover. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Imong, who stated this in Calabar, Cross River State on Sunday, March ...

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World Wildlife Day: UN beams searchlight on wildlife trafficking in Nigeria

Yury Fedotov

In celebrating the 2019 World Wildlife Day, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has restated its commitment to addressing the worrisome global wildlife trafficking, especially as it concerns Nigeria. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) In a statement endorsed by its spokesperson in the Nigeria Country Office, Sylvester Atere, the UN ...

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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

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

Python

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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