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African airports convene to act against wildlife trafficking

Ivory trafficking

Recognisng the urgency of the wildlife trafficking crisis, airports in Africa have taken up a campaign to curb wildlife trafficking on the continent. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: Some 50 participants from these airports attended a workshop hosted by the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership during the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Annual General ...

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Wildlife union decries alleged violation of animal rights in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha

The Nigeria Association of Zoological Garden and Wildlife Park has decried the alleged violation of animal rights by officials of Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA), Imo. Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State National President of the union, Dr Francis Abioye, said in Owerri on Thursday, October 17, 2019 that it would embark on a peaceful protest against the action on ...

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Conservationists give succour to starving hippos in Tanzania park


Tanzania conservation authorities have implemented a presidential order to fill water in dams habited by hippopotami in the Katavi National Park to save the animals from starvation, an official said on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Hippopotamus Paschal Shelutete, the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) Senior Assistant Conservation Commissioner for Communication, said the institution has filled dams in the park with enough ...

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IPBES partners with Kering on biodiversity science

Anne Larigauderie

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 announced its first private sector partnership – a significant non-earmarked contribution to the IPBES Trust Fund by the global luxury group, Kering. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie “The message from science is clear,” said Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES, “to properly protect nature and nature’s ...

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Antiques trade moves to quash UK’s ivory law in court

Ivory trafficking

A law designed to protect elephants, passed with popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing in 2018, could be struck off the statute books because of resistance from the antiques trade. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: The UK Ivory Act – which introduces tough regulations on the buying and selling of ivory from, to and within the UK – received Royal ...

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Six elephants drown at Thai waterfall, two others in care

Sumatran elephants

Six elephants drowned at a waterfall in Thailand while apparently trying to save a calf, according to national park officials. Elephants They are now safe after making their way out of the water on their own, the statement added. Officials had been planning a rescue. Veterinarians are monitoring the conditions of two other elephants that saw the ordeal, the Department ...

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Six Yankari Game Reserve elephants fitted with tracking device under conservation programme

WCS Elephants

In a bid reinforce the protection of wildlife in Yankari Game Reserve, scientists have fitted six elephants with GPS/Satellite collars to provide real-time tracking of the herds. Fitting an elephant with a GPS/Satellite collar The collars will allow ranger teams to shadow the elephants always and alerting the reserve manager whenever elephants are in danger or stray outside of the ...

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Conservator-General wants stiffer penalty for wildlife offenders

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Mr Ibrahim Goni, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 called for stiffer punishment for violators of natural conservation laws to halt the tide of poaching in reserved areas. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made the appeal at the ongoing two-day Nigeria Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (NiPBES) Forum in Lagos to ...

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344-year-old palace tortoise, Alagba, dies in Ogbomosho


The 344-year-old tortoise in the traditional ruler of Ogbomoso’s palace, popularly known as “Alagba”’, has passed on. Tortoises. Photo: Jeff Greenberg / Lonely Planet Images Mr Toyin Ajamu, the Private Secretary to Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Soun of Ogbomoso, confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Ogbomoso. The dead tortoise attracted several visitors both from Nigeria and abroad ...

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Only surviving chimpanzee in UNN zoo dies at 50, embalmed


The only surviving chimpanzee in the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Zoo has died, Prof Chris Okoye, Head of Department, Zoology and Environmental Studies, has announced. Chimpanzees. Photo credit: Okoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 that the male chimpanzee, aged 50 years, which died fortnight ago had been ...

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