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WWF launches effort to halt oil and gas drilling in Greek waters

Sperm Whale

The WWF on Monday, February 11, 2019 published a report on the “Economic impacts of hydrocarbon exploitation in Greece” as part of the launch of its international campaign to halt oil and gas drilling plans in the country. The study, commissioned by WWF and conducted by eftec, finds that a major oil spill in Greece would devastate the country’s tourism and fishing industries, and cost the Greek ...

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IUCN identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation

Orangutans

A study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. The tree species are resilient to climate change and ...

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Tanzania won’t lift ban on export of live wild animals

Constantine Kanyasu

The government of Tanzania on Friday, February 8, 2019 ruled out lifting its blanket ban on export of live wild animals, Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, told the National Assembly. Constantine Kanyasu “We are working to review the Wildlife Conservation Act 2009 to be able to impose total ban on the export of wild animals. “The ban which has ...

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Experts predict Africa’s natural resources will diminish by half

Deforestation

Some West African environment experts say Africa’s stock of environmental resources is expected to diminish by over half within the coming decades. Deforestation The experts said this at the maiden edition of the conference on Conservation and Environmental Management for West African NGOs on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Abuja. The theme of the two-day conference is: “Conservation-Collaboration beyond National ...

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Nigeria faced with prospect of losing unique flora, fauna – NCF

Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano

Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, says the activities of forest poachers and illegal lumbers can make the country lose its unique flora (or vegetation) and fauna (or wildlife), if left unchecked. Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, DG of NCF Aminu-Kano made the claim in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at ...

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Exhibition held in Accra to raise conservation profile of Atewa Forest

Accra exhibition

Conservation activists led by A ROCHA Ghana, demanding that the Atewa Range Forest Reserve should be excluded from mining and left as a protected area, have taken their “Save Atewa” campaign to another level. They have held the first ever exhibition to raise the conservation profile of Atewa. The four-day event took place in Accra from Wednesday January 30 to ...

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World Wetlands Day 2019: Wetlands and climate change

Nguru-Hadejia-Wetlands

Observed on Saturday, February 2, 2019, this year’s World Wetlands Day under the theme of “Wetlands and Climate Change” highlights the importance of healthy and intact wetlands to one of the most pressing challenges of our times: climate change. The Nguru-Hadejia Wetlands in Yobe State, northern Nigeria Celebrated annually on February 2, the day the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was ...

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NCF, ECOWAS, Birdlife collaborate to save sub-region’s environment

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Birdlife International will hold a workshop on saving the environment. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano The two-day workshop billed for Abuja from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2019 is for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from across the West African sub-region. The theme ...

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China issues comprehensive plan to protect Great Wall

Great Wall of China

A comprehensive conservation plan has been released to establish a long-term mechanism for the conservation and utilisation of the Great Wall in China, a senior official of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) announced on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The Great Wall of China The plan was jointly publicised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the SACH ...

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Study examines 50 years of South American bird trade

Hyacinth Macaw

South Africa was the world’s leading exporter of South American parrots between 2000 and 2013 after Amazon countries “abandoned the possibility of legally and competitively producing and exporting their wildlife,” finds a new study into bird trade in Latin America. Hyacinth Macaw The findings are published in Bird’s-eye view: Lessons from 50 years of bird trade regulation & conservation in Amazon ...

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