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World Migratory Bird Day celebrates birds and nature

Migratory birds

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. Migratory birds The UN-backed campaign is organised by a collaborative partnership among two environmental treaties – the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of ...

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North-East Atlantic countries create expansive marine area to protect seabirds

Seabirds

The environment ministers of the North-East Atlantic countries – the Contracting Parties to the OSPAR Convention – agreed on Friday, October 1, 2021, in Cascais, Portugal on the establishment of a new marine protected area. The area covered is the size of Germany and the United Kingdom combined and will provide protection for seabirds. Seabirds A new strategy for 2021 ...

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CMS committee adopts decisions to advance implementation of Convention

Amy Fraenkel

Following a week of global meetings held entirely online, the 52nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) concluded with important outcomes to take the work forward under the Convention. CMS Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel CMS Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel, said: “The 52nd Session of the Standing Committee, held ...

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Foresters decry illegal tree felling at Ogun reserve

Omo-Forest-Reserve

The Forestry Association of Nigeria on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 expressed concern over activities of illegal tree fellers and loggers at the Omo Forest Reserves in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Mr James Odebiyi, former President, Forestry Association of Nigeria, told a news conference in Abeokuta that the illegal activities at the ...

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Halima Imam: How insects save our lives

Insects

Most of us dislike the little crawly things, and their buzz just gets on our nerves. Sometimes we even wish that insects could just die out, at least picnics will be more fun and gardening much more pleasant. Insects If you think bugs are just meant to give us the creeps and some other insects just for increasing our allergies ...

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Nigeria’s losses in biodiversity must be reversed – Minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says Nigeria’s losses in biodiversity must be reversed, so that the country would use plants to produce drugs for cure of various diseases. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Onu stated this when Dr Dimitri Sanga, Regional Director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ...

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UNESCO partners FRIN to approve 20 global biosphere reserves

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Abuja Regional Office, in collaboration with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), has approved 20 Biosphere Reserves across the globe. A view of participants at the 33rd Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) in Abuja The biosphere reserves were approved on Wednesday, ...

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Kano partners foundation to preserve forest reserves

Kabiru Getso

Kano State Government on Wednesday, September 14, 2021 said that it would partner the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) in preserving forest reserves to mitigate climate change and other related problems. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, disclosed this when the Director-General, National Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muntari Aminu-Kano, paid him a ...

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National Park seeks Armed Forces’ support to safeguard forest reserves

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Park Service (NPS), Dr. Ibrahim Goni, has solicited the partnership of  the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards safeguarding the nation’s forest reserve. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call when the management staff of NPS paid a  courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, on ...

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Biodiversity loss threatening food supplies, livelihoods – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed in Abuja on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the UNESCO-organised 33rd Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) that global loss of biodiversity is threatening the security of the world’s food supplies and the livelihoods of millions of people Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The ...

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