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Gombe fishermen cry out over increasing attacks by hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Fishermen in Dadin Kowa community of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area, Gombe State, have cried out over increasing attacks on them by hippopotamus. Hippopotamus Malam Sa’adu Adamu, leader of the fishermen in the area, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)) in Gombe, the state capital, on Thursday, March 28, 2019 that the daily attacks by the dreaded animal is affecting their ...

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Environment Ministry to help Park Service boost IGR

Ibukun Odusote

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs.  Ibukun Odusote, has promised to create an enabling environment that would help boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the National Park Service, as part of Federal Government’s robust measures aimed at diversifying the economy. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs.  Odusote gave the commitment over the ...

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Groups draft law to give River Ethiope legal rights

River Ethiope

The River Ethiope Trust Foundation (RETFON) along with Earth Law Centre and other partners have drafted the River Ethiope Rights Act of 2019 (Act) in a bid for the River Ethiope to be the first river in Africa to be recognised as a living entity with legal rights. The River Ethiope A growing number of rivers across the world are ...

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Forests Day: Nigeria’ll lose exotic plant species if forests’ abuse continues – Odusote

Ibukun Odusote

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, says the future looks very gloomy for Nigerian forests due to the over-exploitation of economic trees and other vital forests resources. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs. Odusote Stated this in Abuja today, on the occasion of the “2019 International Day of Forests.” ...

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Forests Day: National Park’ll continue to support mitigation of climate change – Goni

Ibrahim Goni

Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the service will continue to support actions that mitigate and promote the adaptation of climate change. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, March 21 in Abuja to mark the 2019 World Forest Day. He said ...

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Applause as Belgium moves to close domestic ivory market

Ivory trafficking

The Belgian Senate has passed a non-binding resolution calling on the European Commission to urgently implement a general trade ban in elephant ivory throughout the European Union (EU). Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: girlegirlarmy.com The Chamber Committee has expressed support for the Law proposal 54K3202001, which once adopted will ban domestic sales, export and import of elephant ivory within, from, and to Belgium. In a reaction to the development, ...

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Illegal wildlife trade and role of Nigeria Customs

Nigeria Customs Service

As an important transit country for the illegal wildlife trade from central Africa to China and Vietnam, Nigeria has attracted international criticism and sanctions. Andrew Dunn Country Director, Nigeria Programme, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), explores the role of the Nigeria Customs Service towards combating the illicit trade Participants at the Wildlife Conservation Society / Nigeria Customs Service workshop on ...

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NCF, government agencies working to promote wildlife – Official

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) says it is working with government agencies to formulate policies to promote wildlife. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano Mallam Mohammed Boyi, the Senior Conservation Manager and Head Abuja Office told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Abuja. Boyi said that the foundation was working to see ...

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Russia vows to empty coastal fishery, ‘whale jail’

Russian whale jail

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev has vowed to empty a far-eastern coastal fishery that has received widespread condemnation as a “whale jail,’’ Russian news agency Interfax reported on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Whale jail in Russia The facility, found to be in possession of almost 100 whales, will be emptied as soon as weather conditions are warm enough for ...

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Global Landscapes Forum salutes U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

John Colmey

The landmark Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 declared on Friday, March 1, 2019 by the United Nations to accelerate the restoration of degraded ecosystems, is part of a longterm effort by the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), its partners and charter members. John Colmey, executive producer of GLF The GLF is a knowledge-based platform and global movement that advocates for the ...

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