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Sudan, last male northern white rhino, passes away


Monday, March 19, 2018 turned out to be a tragic day as Sudan, the last living male northern white rhino, passed away due to age related complications. The decision to euthanise him was made by the veterinary team from the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol Pejeta and Kenya Wildlife Service. According to the UK-based Save the Rhino International, it is of ...

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World Wildlife Day: US underlines need to save Nigeria’s threatened species

Big cats

The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has joined other stakeholders across the world to show solidarity for Nigeria’s wildlife resources and to restate the need to save the remainder of the country’s threatened species. March 3, designated the World Wildlife Day, and which is the signing date of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered ...

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Wildlife forensics to enable Southern African countries bring poachers to book

elephant ivory

Wildlife officials in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are set to receive specialist training for carrying out wildlife forensic investigations, courtesy of support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery in the United Kingdom. As many as 20,000 elephants are poached each year in Africa for their ivory tusks, which organised criminal networks smuggle to Asia where they are processed into jewellery ...

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The vulture decline: Hazard on human health and economy


The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern if we understand and appreciate their importance or contributions to human health and the economy. This decline in the number of vultures is not only exacerbated by natural or climate-induced changes but chiefly driven by human-induced threat associated to belief-based use. Having this in mind, effort at reducing this threat ...

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National Parks Service’s new board pledges to improve service delivery

National Park Service

The newly inaugurated Nigeria National Parks Service board members on Monday, March 12, 2018 pledged to ensure best international service delivery at all parks across the country. The board chairman of the Parks Service, Chief Ben Nwaobasi, gave the assurance while briefing newsmen at the parks headquarters in Abuja. After a closed door meeting with Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General ...

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World Wildlife Day: Enhancing Nigeria’s capacity for wildlife conservation


The plan to annually celebrate the World Wildlife Day was conceived during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in December, 1983 as a means to raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora as well as to recognise the importance of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in ensuring that international trade of Wild Flora and ...

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World Wildlife Day: Video promoting protection of big cats goes viral

World Wildlife Day

The United Nations’ official video for the World Wildlife Day 2018 that promotes the protection of big cats has gone viral. The one-minute fifty-seconds video mirrors the theme of this year’s celebration, “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”. The World Wildlife Day is celebrated each year on March 3 – the original signing date of the Convention on the International Trade ...

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World Wildlife Day: How AfDB is protecting continent’s fauna

Anthony Nyong

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has joined the international community to commemorate World Wildlife Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018. AfDB’s Director of Climate Change and Green Growth, Anthony Nyong, speaks on what the institution is doing to protect one of the continent’s most precious resources – its wildlife. Excerpts: The AfDB and the World Wide Fund for Nature ...

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World Wildlife Day: Eco-tourism potentials of Nigeria’s wildlife

Ibrahim Goni

“Prevention is better than cure.” This is a widely-used phrase which means it’s easier to stop something from happening than to repair the damages. In some cases, like wildlife, the damage could be beyond repair. As the world annually dedicate March 3 to celebrate the relevance of wildlife resources, this year’s World Wildlife Day brings us the opportunity to principally ...

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World Wildlife Day: Lions, tigers, leopards going into extinction, UN warns


The UN has called for the protection of big cats species such as lions, tigers and leopards, warning that they are fast going into extinction. The UN spoke against the backdrop of the 2018 World Wildlife Day, celebrated every March 3, with the theme: “Big cats: predators under threat’’. According to the UN, the big cats are under increasing threat, ...

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