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Lagos calls for preservation, restoration of biodiversity

Tunji Bello

The Lagos State Government on Friday, June 5, 2020 called for stimulation of action to conserve biological diversity towards preserving and protecting the earth. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, made the call at a Zoom Conference to mark the 2020 World Environment Day with the ...

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Guinea-Bissau carnage: Petition calls for global action to stop killing of vultures

Vultures

A coalition of international conservation organisations has launched an online petition dubbed #StopTheKillings. It is calling for action to address the unprecedented mass killings of vultures in Guinea-Bissau through poisoning. These killings, the largest incident of mass vulture deaths in the world, are said to be a big blow to conservation efforts to save Africa’s vultures. Vultures More than 2000 ...

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Environmentalists canvass enforcement of ecosystem laws

Tunji Bello

Some environmentalists on Friday, May 29, 2020 called on Federal and State Governments to enforce the environmental laws to sustain the ecosystem. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources The environmental stakeholders made the call during a zoom programme on the sidelines of the World Biodiversity Day celebration in Lagos. The programme, organised by the Lagos ...

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Two poachers shot dead in Botswana

National Park rangers

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has reported the death of two poachers, killed in an anti-poaching incident in the Okavango Delta. A team of park rangers This brings the number of poachers killed in the Southern Africa country to seven this year. BDF spokesperson, Col. Tebo Dikole, said on Thursday, May 28, 2020 that the incident occurred on May 21 ...

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Honey, bees and threatened ecosystem service worth $353.6bn annually

Bee pollination

Certainly, you must love the taste of real and natural honey squeezed directly from a beehive. Right! Then, you are among those who are crazy about honey, except the few ones allergic to it. And whether it is splashed on a slice of bread, spread on pancake, added to a cup of tea, or taken with lemon juice as a ...

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Experts highlight nature based solutions to curb pandemics

Dr Onoja Joseph

Technical Director, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja, joined other world leaders in nature conservation to promote biodiversity at a webinar conference organised by the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, on Friday, May 22, 2020 in commemoration of the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) with the theme “Our Solutions are in Nature”. Dr Onoja Joseph of the Nigerian ...

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Biological Diversity Day: UN report demands urgent action to safeguard forests’ biodiversity

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released on Friday, May 22, 2020. A forest reserve in Ghana Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity that was observed on Friday, the report shows that the conservation of the world’s ...

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Ikemeh, Whitley Awards winner, urges Nigeria, UK govts to support conservation

A Nigerian wildlife conservationist, Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh, has called on both the Nigerian and UK governments to support organisations that focus on conservation to scale up and expand their reach. Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh Ikemeh, a Whitley Fund for Nature Award winner and founder of the South West/Niger Delta Forest Project, made the call during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May ...

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South Africa to investigate allegations of illegal wildlife trade with China

Barbara Creecy

South Africa says it will investigate allegations made in a recent report that its indigenes are trading thousands of wild endangered animals illegally with China. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy The allegations were made in a report produced by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) titled: “Breaking Point: Uncovering South Africa’s Shameful Live Wildlife Trade with ...

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IUCN report identifies potential new World Heritage sites in Africa

Succulent Karoo desert

A new IUCN report aiming to assist African countries in World Heritage conservation identifies 20 remarkable nature areas across Africa that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status. It also provides for the first time a summary of the conservation status of all 48 natural World Heritage sites in Africa. The Succulent Karoo desert in Namibia and South Africa Prepared ...

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