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Government pledges to focus more on conservation of natural resources

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, says the ministry will focus more on environmental protection and conservation of natural resources for sustainable development. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment The minister made this known on Monday, March 4, 2019 during the commemoration of the 2019 World Wildlife Day in Abuja. The theme of World Wildlife Day is: “Life below water: ...

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Philippines recover over 1,500 turtles in suitcases

Sea turtle

Philippine Customs Authorities have intercepted over 1,500 live turtles packed inside suitcases at Manila’s International Airport, Officials said on Monday, Match 4, 2019. A sea turtle The reptiles, numbering 1,529 in total, were found alive in four abandoned suitcases believed to belong to a passenger who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Hong Kong. Among those recovered species ...

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World Wildlife Day: Stakeholders advocate for more awareness on marine resources

FMEnv Retreat

Some stakeholders on environment have advocated for more awareness creation on the importance of marine resources and preservation in the country. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni The stakeholders made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Abuja, on the backdrop of the 2019 World Wildlife day. ...

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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


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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