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Rangers Day: 20 park rangers lost since 1991 – Parks Service

National Park rangers

The National Park Service says Nigeria has lost 20 park rangers since its inception in 1991. A team of National Parks Service rangers Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General, National Parks Service, disclosed this at a pre-event news conference to mark the 2019 World Rangers Day in Abuja on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Goni said the World Rangers Day is celebrated ...

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Unsustainable fishing, hunting drive iconic species to extinction

Rhino Rays

Overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction, while hunting for bushmeat and habitat loss have led to the decline of seven primate species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Unsustainable fishing is driving the Rhino Rays to extinction The update also reveals further evidence of the perilous state ...

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NCF, Parks Service in tree planting scheme in Edo schools

Nigerian Conservation Foundation

The need to build the culture of tree planting and re-greening the environment has informed the emergence of a tree planting project in Udo community, Ovia South-West Local Government Area, Edo State. Participants at the programme The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in partnership with National Parks Service (NPS) has embarked on fruit trees planting in some selected community schools in ...

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National Parks arrests poacher, warns trespassers

Ibrahim Goni

The National Parks Service says it has arrested a poacher with no fewer than 20 pieces of wildlife trophies of different species also known as bush meat at the Gashaka Gumti National Park in Taraba State. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Yakubu Zull, Media Assistant to the Conservator-General, National Parks Service, who disclosed this in a ...

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South Africa arrests nine poachers in three days

South Africa rhino poaching

South African National Parks (SANParks) officials said on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 that rangers and the police on July 20 arrested nine poaching suspects in Kruger National Park and recovered some ammunition. South Africa rhino poaching figures The SANParks officials said the arrests were made in three different sections of Kruger National Park (KNP) with the support from the police ...

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Govt restates commitment to revitalise Lake Chad Basin

Lake Chad

The Federal Government says it will ensure the recharging and revitalisation of the Lake Chad Basin to effectively tackle the issues of security, livelihood and development of the region. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have also linked the Boko Haram insurgency to ...

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Chinese scientists identify new species of rare flying squirrel

Flying squirrel

Chinese scientists have recently identified a new species of a flying squirrel genus, the rarest and most wanted rodent in the world. A flying squirrel The study, which was published on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in the open access journal ZooKeys, described the specimen unexpectedly found in the collections of the Kunming Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of ...

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UNDP unveils regional stabilisation facility for Lake Chad basin

Lake Chad

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday, July 18, 2019 said it had inaugurated a sizeable regional stabilisation facility to scale up interventions in the Lake Chad Basin, ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency. The climate variability impact on Lake Chad has also worsened the abundance and conservation status of biodiversity. Photo credit: UNEP UNDP said in a statement issued ...

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Elephant Day: Drumming up support for elephant conservation

Sumatran elephants

Nigeria has for long featured very prominently among nations with high species endemism, spectacular landscape features and rare heritage sites that are of immense significance to biodiversity conservation. These among other factors have earned the nation global recognition and endeared a host of institutions to embrace animal and plant symbols as its corporate identity. Elephants Quantifying the values such insignias ...

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Ex-lawmaker donates 1,100 trees to Jos Wildlife Park

Tree planting

A former member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Diket Plang, on Friday, July 5, 2019 donated 1,100 trees to Jos Wildlife Park. Tree planting Plang said at the presentation in Jos that the donation was to address global warming and preserve the ecosystem in the environment. The former lawmaker, who represented Pankshin North at the 7th State ...

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