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Oil palm firm rescues another elephant for Okomu National Park

Okomu Oil Company

The Management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc., near Benin City in Edo State, has called on the state government to contain activities of illegal loggers at the Okomu National Park, which cause deforestation and threaten the existence of the animals. Okomu Oil Company Plc The company’s Communications Officer, Mr Fidelis Olise, said on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Benin ...

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Environmentalist calls for preservation of local forests

Omo-Forest-Reserve

An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for joint efforts in the preservation of local forests in the country. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-gap Initiative, an environmental non-profit organisation, made the call on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Lagos. The environmentalist noted that it was important for individuals to collaborate with government ...

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Tanzania moves to bring back smuggled chameleons seized in Austria

Chameleon

Tanzanian authorities said on Saturday, March 6, 2021 that they had set in motion a process of bringing back smuggled chameleons that were seized in Austria in January. The chameleon Allan Kijazi, the deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, said the government had started applying permits from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ...

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Nollywood actress calls for collaborative effort to protect Nigeria’s wildlife

Stephanie Linus

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Ms Stephanie Linus,  has  urged Nigerians to support conservation efforts to protect Nigeria’s remaining wild animals. Ms Stephanie Linus According to her, this will save them from human-induced threats that are pushing them into extinction and destroying the forests. Linus  made the call during an Instagram Live chat with WildAid held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 ...

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‘Birds are helpful creatures to the people’

Sam Ivande

Sam Ivande is a passionate Ornithologist (an expert in bird studies) and  lecturer at the A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI), the degree awarding facility of the Nigeria’s University of Jos. Ivande, who is a PhD holder in Ornithology from St. Andrews University, United Kingdom (U.K.), helps in the design and implementation of bird species and habitat conservation projects at ...

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EU scheme to rescue mangrove forests in Ghana, eight other West Africa countries

Ghana Mangrove

Just as tropical forests help to maintain ecological balance and support livelihoods in the hinterlands, so mangrove forests fulfil critical functions in coastal areas. Mangrove harvested for fuel wood being transported to a market in one of Ghana’s coastal communities Mangroves are found in 10 of the 17 West African countries and play a vital role in the region’s coastal ...

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U.K. envoy, NCF, others advocate protection of Pangolins

World Pangolin Day

Speakers at an event marking the World Pangolin Day (WPD), on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Lagos advocated the protection of Pangolins to prevent it from extinction. Celebrating the World Pangolin Day Mr Ben Lewellyn Jones, British Deputy High Commissioner, urged everyone to do more in protecting the animal. Jones said that WPD was set aside to create awareness of ...

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World Pangolin Day: NCF, LUFASI, others to promote Pangolin conservation

Pangolin Day

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) and Saint Marks Animal Rescue Foundation (SMARF) have stressed the need to protect, preserve mammals like pangolins, from extinction. L-R: An environmentalist, Desmond Majekodunmi; Director-General and CEO of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muhtari aminu-Kano; Associate Professor, Parasitology/Ecology and Environmental Biology Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, ...

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Pangolins: Experts call for stringent penalties against wildlife poaching, trading

pangolins

Some wildlife experts on Friday, February 19, 2021 expressed concern over the illegal poaching of Pangolins and called for enforcement of laws and stringent measures against those found guilty of trading them. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals They spoke at a virtual event organised by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, to honour the ...

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Nasarawa warns against encroachment into forest reserve

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has warned loggers and herders not to encroach into the forest reserve at the Farin Ruwa waterfalls in the state. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Dogo Shammah, gave the warning on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Wamba Local Government Area (LGA) when he visited the waterfalls. Shammah visited ...

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