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EPI unveils strategy to curb human-elephant conflict

John Scanlon

The EPI Foundation on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, announced a new strategy to address human-elephant conflict (HEC), which is emerging as the greatest threat to the survival of Africa’s elephants. John Scanlon, CEO of the EPI Foundation Greta Iori, leader of the Foundation’s HEC Team, said: “Our strategy aims to tackle both the causes and consequences of one of the ...

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World Rivers Day 2021 emphasises urban waterways restoration

Mark Angelo

Numerous physical and virtual events will mark the World Rivers Day 2021 on Sunday, September 26 in what has become one of the largest environmental celebrations on the planet. With many of the world’s rivers in a degraded state and facing increasing pressures associated with pollution, industrial development, and climate change, close to 100 countries are projected to participate in ...

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IUCN Congress closes with call for a post-pandemic recovery based on nature

Dr Bruno Oberle

The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Marseille, France and online, setting the nature conservation agenda for the next decade and beyond. Dr Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director-General The IUCN Congress urged governments to implement a nature-based recovery from the pandemic, investing at least 10% of global recovery funds in nature, and adopted a series of ...

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UNESCO to support Cross River National Park for effective protection of biodiversity

Audrey Azoulay

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has pledged its readiness to support the Cross River National Park for effective protection and preservation of its biodiversity. Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General The UNESCO also pledged to empower residents of the host communities with a view to prevent illegal logging ongoing around the park. Mrs Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of ...

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30×30: IUCN Congress supports motion to protect 30% of planet by 2030

Zhang Xinsheng

Members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) meeting in France for the World Conservation Congress on Friday, September 10, 2021, approved a much-anticipated motion to protect at least 30% of land and ocean by 2030, known as 30×30. IUCN President, Zhang Xinsheng Motion 101 calls on IUCN members to support: recognition of “the evolving science, the majority of ...

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Germany restricts use of pesticides to protect insects

Svenja Schulze

To improve the protection of insects, extensive restrictions on the use of pesticides became applicable as changes to the Plant Protection Application Ordinance came into force in Germany on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The measures are part of the action programme for insect protection from 2019. ...

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BirdLife inaugurates conservation forum to address Africa’s vulture crisis


BirdLife Africa on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 launched the Vulture Conservation Forum, a platform of its network of partners and collaborators from more than 28 countries across the continent to address Africa’s vulture crisis. Vultures Vultures play a vital role in the environment keeping it free of decaying carcasses, yet the birds have experienced catastrophic declines around the world, with ...

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Declining vulture populations should be a wakeup call


Every year the world marks the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) in September, to raise awareness about vultures. However, the picture is not rosy for these magnificent birds. In Africa, vulture populations have declined catastrophically over the last 50 years, with declines of up to 97% for some species. While vultures are oft seen as sinister birds that signify bad ...

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Foundation worried at decline of vulture species


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has expressed worry at the decline of the vulture species in West Africa. Vultures Director-General of the foundation, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The statement was in commemoration of the International Vulture Awareness Day. “In recent decades, we have been seriously concerned, along with our ...

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Why zoo culture is disappearing in Nigeria, by experts

Zoological Garden

Some experts have decried what they called disappearing zoo culture in the country, attributing it to poor maintenance of most zoological gardens and the current state of the nation’s economy. The University of Ibadan Zoological Garden Answering questions during a survey, the experts said that the poor state of the economy had compelled most Nigerians to consider visiting zoological gardens ...

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