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Emir of Gashaka to guests: Where are the vultures?

The Lamdo Gashaka

The Emir of Gashaka kingdom, HRM Alhaji H/Gabdo Zubairu, in a speech delivered at the vulture conservation/stakeholders’ workshop in Taraba State, tasks colleagues on vulture conservation in the country The Lamdo Gashaka, HRM Alhaji H/Gabdo Zubairu delivering his speech at the vulture conservation workshop in Taraba State, Nigeria Without any doubt in mind, Gashaka and its environs has etched for ...

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Ogun lawmakers seek effective management of forest reserves


The Ogun House of Assembly has called for effective management of forest reserves in the state in order to safeguard agricultural and industrial resources. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Mr Sylvester Abiodun, the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, made the call during an assessment and budget monitoring visit to the State Forestry Plantation Project in ...

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Climate leaders to map out UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Climate, Indigenous and youth leaders, environmental activists and musicians will be among 700 delegates meeting to hash out vital restoration strategies at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in New York on Sept. 28, 2019 in preparation for the launch of the U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Climate leaders will map out U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration at the Global Landscape Forum in New ...

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Vultures: The imperative of a better image, protection


Humans would always pretend to have more important issues to talk about than the natural environment and its components. In some cultures, the lowest in the rung to talk about or take seriously would be vultures; a handy creature in painting the imagery of ugliness and filth. The vulture has a horrible reputation as squabbling scavengers with no sense of ...

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NCF embarks on public awareness to save vultures from extinction


The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 embarked on public awareness in Sokoto State to save vultures from total extinction. Vultures scavenging on a carcass. Photo credit: The awareness campaign was part of activities to mark the International World Vulture Awareness Day, celebrated globally on first Saturday of September. Vultures are ecologically vital group of birds ...

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Coconut Day: Concern as extinction threatens coconut trees in Lagos

Lekki coastal erosion

Coconut trees may soon go into extinction in Lagos State, if residents failed to desist from cutting the trees without replanting, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya, Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Agriculture, has warned. Staffers of Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) planting coconut seedling to mark the world Coconut Day Celebration in Badagry Coconut trees growing along coastlines are also being ...

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Pollination: Cross River communities enlightened on need to conserve bats

Boki LGA

Fruit bats in Boki Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State appear to be threatened, no thanks to intense hunting by local communities. According to studies, as much as 4,000 bats per cave are captured and killed in a single hunting effort. Participants at the community education/outreach in Boki LGA on July 2019 But local folks seem to be ...

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Eritrea emerges 20th member of Elephant Protection Initiative

Elephant Protection Initiative - Eritrea

The State of Eritrea has joined the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), a coalition of African countries dedicated to the sustainable conservation of elephants and ending the ivory trade. Eritrea has become the 20th country to join the Elephant Protection Initiative The EPI was founded in 2014 by the leaders of Botswana, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon and Tanzania. It has subsequently grown ...

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CITES COP18 accepts proposal for exemption of certain rosewood use

African Rosewood

As the 18th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES COP18) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, prepares to wrap up on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, it is worthy of note that delegates have accepted a proposal for exemption of certain rosewood use. The African Rosewood tree being cut with chainsaw. Photo credit: Michel Gunther ...

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Hornbills losing their heads to online trade in Thailand

Helmeted Hornbill

A new study released on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to coincide with the 18th Conference to the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) finds hundreds of Helmeted and other hornbill parts and products offered for sale on Thai social media. The Helmeted Hornbill The six-month online survey found a minimum ...

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