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Govt asked to educate Nigerians against illegal bushmeat trade, consumption

Linus Unah

WildAid, a non-profit organisation saddled with the responsibility of ending illegal wildlife trade, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to educate its citizenry on consequences of the illegal trade and consumption of wildlife. Linus Unah, the West African Representatives of WildAid, speaking during the press conference Making this call at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, January 12, ...

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Bushmeat consumption can endanger wildlife preservation, says WildAid

Bushmeat

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), WildAid, has advised against indiscriminate consumption of bushmeat to avert the extinction of some animals. Dried bushmeat on display for sale in Lagos. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images Mr Linus Unah, West Africa representative, WildAid, gave the advice in Lagos on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the launch of its Campaign against Bushmeat Consumption. Unah ...

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Scientists discover over 240 dinosaur footprints in east China

Dinosaur footprints

A team of Chinese paleontologists has identified more than 240 fossilised dinosaur footprints in east China’s Fujian, the first traces of dinosaur activity found in the province. Dinosaur footprints The dinosaur track site in Shanghang County, covering an area of about 1,600 square metres, is the largest and the most diverse of such site discovered in China, dating back to ...

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Nigeria among over 50 countries committing to protect 30% of world’s land, ocean by 2030

Mohammad Abubakar

As the natural world continues to disappear at an unprecedented rate, a group of over 50 countries that includes Nigeria has announced its commitment to protect at least 30% of the globe’s land and ocean by 2030, and to champion an ambitious global deal to halt species loss and protect ecosystems that are vital to human health and economic security. ...

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Czech Republic establishes nine nature reserves in six years

Wild horses

In January 2015, when a herd of wild horses ran into a large ungulate reserve in the former Milovice military area near the Czech capital of Prague, one of the largest nature conservation changes in Central Europe in decades was launched. Wild horses In this way, the grazing of large herbivores was introduced to maintain large parts of the landscape ...

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COVID-19: WWF warns against unregulated wild animal trade

Marco Lambertini

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an international non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 warned against the dangers of unregulated wild animal trade, a year after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International It was scientifically proven that the Coronavirus jumped from a wild animal to a human, WWF ...

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Man gets 12-year jail term for smuggling 29 kg of rhino horn

Dehorning-Rhino

A court in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region sentenced a man to 12-and-a-half years in jail for illegally transporting 29 kilogrammes of white rhino horn from Mozambique, state media reported on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. A rhino being de-horned Do Thanh Son, 38, “was found guilty of violating regulations on the management and protection of endangered, precious and rare animals,’’ online newspaper ...

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Group collaborates with Ondo on forest restoration

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

An environment non-governmental organisation (NGO), Urban Tree Revival Initiative (UTRI), and the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources are collaborating towards restoring forests and conserving nature in the state. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State Founder of the NGO, Ms Omobola Eko, in an interview in Lagos on Monday, December 21, 2020 said that the move was to halt subsisting ...

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Hummingbirds and their astounding characteristics

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are incredible creatures, possessing unique characteristics that surprise humankind with their abilities. From black-chinned, Allen’s, rufous, to broad-tailed hummingbirds, all the species have unique features, including the colour combinations. Below are a few interesting facts about this species that are sure to astonish you: The hummingbird The Physical Features Many people believe that the throat colour of a hummingbird ...

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EU to fund conservation project in Mauritius

Pravind Jugnauth

The Mauritian Government on Friday, December 18, 2020 announced that a financial agreement will be signed shortly between the European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security for the part financing of the “Mauritius Ridge to Reef Project” to a tune of €4 million. Mauritian Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth. Photo credit: Nicholas Larche/AFP/Getty Images In a communiqué, ...

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