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Tuna species recovering despite growing pressures on marine life – IUCN Red List

Pacific bluefin tuna

Four commercially fished tuna species are on the path to recovery thanks to the enforcement of regional fishing quotas over the last decade, according to an update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille. The Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) moved from Vulnerable to Near ...

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More rare animals discovered in southwest China

Glossy Ibis rare birds

A total of 142 animal species under second-class state protection or above has been registered in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China’s Sichuan Province in 2021, local authorities said. The Glossy Ibis was once thought to be extint in China As the ecological barrier of the upper reached the Yangtze River and the Yellow River, the two ...

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Group wants Uganda NEMA held culpable for dead elephant in Bugoma forest

Bugoma Forest

Current and former National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) officials whose actions have caused biodiversity and social crises in Uganda due to the destruction of Bugoma forest must be investigated by parliament, the Save Bugoma Forest Campaign (SBFC) has said. Bugoma Forest If found culpable, these officials must be penalised, the group declared in a statement made available to EnviroNews on ...

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Migratory species most vulnerable to plastic pollution, says UN report

Dugong

Migratory species are likely to be among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution, according to a new study released on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by the Secretariat of the UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Ingestion of plastics along with entanglement in nets has contributed to Dugong deaths The study focused for the first ...

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Conservationist laments lack of a zoo in Yobe

Gov. Mai Mala Buni

A conservationist in Yobe, Mr Mohammad Babagana, has expressed concern over the lack of a zoo in the state, 30 years since its creation. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State Babagana, also the Deputy Provost, College of Agriculture, Gujiba, made the disclosure on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Damaturu, the state capital. He said a zoo was important for ...

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Park Service determined to protect Nigeria’s ecological system – Goni

FMEnv Retreat

The National Park Service (NPS) says it is working with other security agencies and local vigilante groups to ensure that the plants and animals in protected areas are secured. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, Conservator General of the NPS, announced this on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in Abuja during a press briefing on the ...

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Illegal pangolin trade: What’s right, what’s missing and what’s next?

pangolins

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has, in recent years, become more visible in the course of environmental protection through its demeanor against trans-boundary wildlife crimes. The preparedness, coordination and firmness always displayed by the agency are commendable hallmarks of a purpose-led leadership heralding the emergence of a system with zero tolerance to wildlife crimes. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to ...

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Conservationists advocate ecosystem restoration, urge youths to save planet

Philip Asiodu

From Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, and elsewhere, African conservationist leaders participating in the 19th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate for ecosystem restoration, challenging Nigerian youths to help save the planet. Chief Philip Asiodu, Board of Trustees (BOT) President, NCF On Thursday, August 12, 2021, NCF hosted a hybrid event to mark the ...

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World Elephant Day: NCF tasks govt on Ecotourism

elephants

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) has urged the Federal Government to initiate laws to preserve the country`s elephant population. Elephants. Photo credit: planetsave.com Mr Shitu Usman, Project Officer, Finima (Bonny) Nature Park, made the call on Thursday, August 12, 2021 as the body marked World Elephant Day in Ngo, Andoni Local Government area in Rivers. He said that the call ...

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World Elephant Day: Groups collaborate to boost conservation

John Scanlon

On the 2021 World Elephant Day, the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) Foundation and the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) have announced their partnership. John Scanlon, CEO of the EPI Foundation The CBCGDF is said to play a prominent role amongst Chinese environmental organisations and is involved in advocacy, environmental education, and scientific research. The EPI Foundation is ...

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