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Lion in Lagos private residence evacuated to zoo

Lion guard

The Lagos State Task Force says it has successfully moved a lion found at a private home around Victoria Island to a zoo in Omu Resorts, Lekki. Safety and health officials evacuating the lion Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said in a statement on Monday, November 18, 2019, that the exercise was carried out in conjunction with officials of the ...

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‘Conservation heroes’ honoured at 2019 African Ranger Awards

African Ranger Awards

The men and women who protect Africa’s wildlife are “the real heroes” who deserve more support because conservation is “the responsibility of everyone”, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, said at the second annual African Ranger Awards ceremony, which held in Accra, Ghana on Friday, November 15, 2019. Jack Ma with the African Ranger Award Winners in Accra, Ghana on ...

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Worry over European Eel trafficking as fishing season gets underway

European Eel

There may be a surge in international glass eel smuggling cases as the new fishing season gets underway across Europe, TRAFFIC, an international organisation monitoring wildlife trade, has warned. The group is also urging enforcement authorities to maintain their vigilance and ensure those catching eels are doing so legally. The European Eel Fishing of young European Eels Anguilla Anguilla – so-called ...

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17 black rhinos relocated from South Africa to Malawi


Seventeen black rhinos have been moved from South Africa to Malawi, in what conservationists and wildlife officials said on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 was one of the largest translocations to date. Black rhinos The species is endangered, with only around 5,500 black rhinos still living in the wild in Africa. They have been poached for their horns, which are believed ...

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe plans mass wildlife migration

Wildlife migration

Zimbabwe is planning an enforced mass migration of wildlife away from a park in the country’s south, where thousands of animals are at risk of death due to drought-induced starvation. Wildlife migration At least 200 elephants have already died at two other parks due to lack of food and water, along with scores of buffalo and antelope, Zimbabwe Parks and ...

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COP13 to examine climate change impacts on migratory species

Amy Fraenkel

The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13) will examine the impacts of climate change on migratory species. Climate change is considered a key driver of species extinction, and it exacerbates other threats. CMS Acting Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel Approximately 1,500 delegates, including representatives of national governments, international organisations, scientists, conservation groups and other ...

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Enugu council enacts law to protect primates


The Oji River Local Government of Enugu State in Nigeria has passed a bill into law to protect primates found in two communities in the area. The communities are Akpugoeze and Inyi . The endangered Sclater’s Guenon monkey is endemic to South-East Nigeria Tagged the “Primate Rights Law”, the legislation became effective on November 1, 2019. Council officials said they ...

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Kenya to plant 2bn tree seedlings by 2022

Tree planting

Kenya has said that it will increase forest cover to at least 10 per cent by planting two billion tree seedlings by 2022. Tree planting Kariako Tobiko, Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary, said this on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in a speech read on his behalf in the lakeside city of Kisumu by acting National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) Director-General, ...

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Antiques trade fails in legal bid to quash UK’s Ivory Act

Sumatran elephants

A group of antiques traders have failed in an apparent bid to overturn the UK Ivory Act, which is intended to help save elephants. Elephants Though yet to take effect, the Act aims to restrict the sale of elephant ivory to, from, and within the UK. It was reportedly passed with popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing in 2018. A ...

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Recaptured lion: Collaboration key to biodiversity conservation – Goni

Recaptured lion

The Conservator General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says collaboration of all stakeholders is key to biodiversity conservation. The recaptured lion Goni spoke in Abuja on Sunday, October 27, 2019 against the backdrop of the recent case of a lion that the Kano State Government took to Karu in Nassarawa State for an agricultural show but bolted from its ...

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