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Migratory Birds Day: Govt told to increase awareness on threats to birds

Migratory birds

Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Nasiru Idris, has called on the Federal Government to increase the level of awareness on the threats that birds face within the Nigerian airspace. Migratory birds Idris made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Abuja on the backdrop ...

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Extinction of species: Govt urged to avert environmental catastrophe

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, has called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to avert an environmental catastrophe resulting from the extinction of species. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano Aminu-Kano made the call in a statement on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Abuja. “The essential, interconnected web of life on earth is ...

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Save vultures from extinction or we all die from diseases, experts warn

vultures

Conservation experts on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at a daylong workshop in Lagos stressed the need to save vultures threatened by extinction, warning that their absence would inflict Nigeria, Africa and humanity with diseases and deaths. Vultures fighting over an animal carcass The experts made the call in Lekki, Lagos at an event organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) ...

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Crowded out: Wildlife the biggest loser in real estate war with humans – Msuya

Joyce Msuya

Every day there are fewer places left on Earth for wildlife. Expanding cities and farmland, degrading ecosystems and changing climate are driving wildlife from their natural habitats into ever smaller, fragmented areas. Habitat loss, whether caused directly or indirectly by humans, is the greatest threat to life on Earth. UN Environment Acting Executive Director, Joyce Msuya We have wiped out ...

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Major new global assessment describes biodiversity in crisis

cristiana pasca palmer

The Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, launched on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Paris, confirms that species and ecosystems around the world are in rapid decline. Arresting this trend will require transformative change based on proven solutions. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) The report was produced by nearly 150 leading ...

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Malaysia incinerates four tonnes of ivory in war against wildlife trade

Nairobi National Park

 Malaysia on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 incinerated almost four tonnes of raw ivory and ivory products as part of its efforts to fight against illegal wildlife trade. Ivory piles burn at Kenya’s Nairobi National Park, April 30, 2016. Photo credit: J. Craig/VOA The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) said this. The ivory, ...

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Biodiversity council deliberates on global report on state of nature

Paris, France

The World Biodiversity Council’s deliberations on the first global report on the state of nature since 2005 begins on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Paris, with representatives from 132 Member States participating in the discussions. Paris, France The aim is to create a shared common understanding of the state of nature, problems and possible solutions by Saturday, May 4. The report ...

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Earth Day: Experts call for protection of plants, animals

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Environmental experts have called for more awareness and responsibility towards promoting harmony with nature and environment. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Mr Alex Ahigbe, the Environmental Coordinator, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI), said this on Monday, April 22 at a 2019 World Earth Day celebration with the theme: “Protect Our Species”. The programme was organised by ACI in partnership ...

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How we observed 2019 Earth Hour, by NCF

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, March 30 to observe the 2019 Earth Hour at Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), NCF’s head offices in Lagos. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Earth Hour is used all over the world to promote actions that mitigate climate change and sustainable living. At ...

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Countries home to Saiga antelopes develop new roadmap to save species

Saiga Antelope

Range States have agreed on a set of concrete conservation priorities guiding the work under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning the Restoration, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Saiga Antelopes (Saiga spp.) up to 2025. Baby Saiga Antelopes. Photo credit: Eugene Polonsky The agreement came at a workshop held in Bonn, Germany from April 1 to 4, 2019 and jointly ...

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