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GEF, UN, NCF help Cross River communities achieve REDD+ goals

cultivation of cocoa

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), through support from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Global Environment Facility’s Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP), appear to be re-defining forest management, conservation of landscape and rural livelihoods in selected forest-edge communities of Ebok, Kabakken and Ebranta in Boje, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. In 2017, NCF, with the ...

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Brazil to expand marine conservation areas in South Atlantic

island of Trindade in Brazil

The government of Brazil has signed into law two decrees that designate two new marine protected areas around the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago and around the Islands of Trindade and of Martim Vaz. The announcement was made during the 8th World Water Forum that held recently in the country. The designation increases the Brazilian marine protected areas from the current 1.5 ...

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German uses explosives to ward off cat-killing birds

bird of prey

A cat lover is under investigation in Germany after using home-made explosive devices against birds of prey to avenge the deaths of two of his pets. The 39-year-old filled plastic bottles with drain cleaner, to which he attached wires, police said on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The heat produced resulted in detonations, although these were not considered dangerous, according to ...

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CITES to improve regulation of trade in captive-raised animals, artificially propagated plants

John Scanlon

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) says it is making strides in improving the regulation of trade in captive-raised animals and artificially propagated plants with the publications of two guides for inspecting facilities producing such animals and plants, as well as guidance on the use of source codes. The two guides, ...

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Ministers commit to protecting world’s largest tropical peatland

Global Peatlands Initiative

Commitments to conserve peatlands in the Congo basin were announced on Friday, March 23, 2018 as the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia signed the Brazzaville Declaration at the third meeting of the Global Peatland Initiative, involving the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Environment and partners. The Brazzaville Declaration promotes better management and conservation ...

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IPBES assessments confirm need for imperative actions to safeguard life on Earth

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Landmark regional scientific reports were issued on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Colombia on the status of biodiversity in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa as well as Europe and Central Asia.  They show that pressures on biodiversity and resulting loss of biodiversity continue to increase in all of the regions.  If unchecked, such loss will affect the ability ...

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Scientists underline need to protect half the planet to stop extinction crisis

Sir Robert Watson

Almost one million people are calling on governments around the world to protect half the earth to stop the extinction crisis threatening humanity, Avaaz said on Friday, March 23, 2018, as a landmark scientific study warned that biodiversity loss is accelerating at a dangerous rate. A devastating new assessment by the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), ...

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Sudan, last male northern white rhino, passes away

Sudan

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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