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Waterbird conservation convention lists trials, triumphs at 25

Migratory birds

According to the the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), millions of migratory waterbirds that link Africa, Europe and parts of Asia have for the past 25 years benefitted from the collective work being carried out by countries and other actors under its framework. Migratory birds Signed on 16 June 1995 in The Hague, the Netherlands, the intergovernmental treaty dedicated to ...

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Endangered butterfly species thought to be extinct sighted in Czech reserve

For five decades, the steppe type of landscape surrounding the current large ungulate reserve at Milovice, close to Prague in the Czech Republic, lacked one endangered butterfly species – the Adonis blue. It was last recorded by experts in 1967. However, scientists have spotted them in the pastures again last year. Adonis blue. Photo credit: European Wildlife / Martin Hrouzek ...

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Lagos urged to implement biodiversity protection policies

Lekki flood

An environmentalist, Dr Saheed Matemilola, on Monday, June 8, 2020 called on the Lagos State Government to adopt measures and implement environmental and biodiversity protection policies to promote sustainable environment and development. Flooded highway in Lekki, Lagos Matemilola, a Researcher and PhD Candidate at Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany, made the call at a Zoom Meeting organised by the Lagos ...

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Conservationist wants COVID-19 campaign included in wildlife consumption awareness

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General,  National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, on Friday, June 5, 2020 said campaign on COVID-19 prevention should include awareness on the likely origin of the virus from consumption of wildlife. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni said this in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr Yakubu Zull, in Abuja, to mark the 2020 ...

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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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