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Applause as Belgium moves to close domestic ivory market

Ivory trafficking

The Belgian Senate has passed a non-binding resolution calling on the European Commission to urgently implement a general trade ban in elephant ivory throughout the European Union (EU). Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: girlegirlarmy.com The Chamber Committee has expressed support for the Law proposal 54K3202001, which once adopted will ban domestic sales, export and import of elephant ivory within, from, and to Belgium. In a reaction to the development, ...

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Illegal wildlife trade and role of Nigeria Customs

Nigeria Customs Service

As an important transit country for the illegal wildlife trade from central Africa to China and Vietnam, Nigeria has attracted international criticism and sanctions. Andrew Dunn Country Director, Nigeria Programme, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), explores the role of the Nigeria Customs Service towards combating the illicit trade Participants at the Wildlife Conservation Society / Nigeria Customs Service workshop on ...

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NCF, government agencies working to promote wildlife – Official

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) says it is working with government agencies to formulate policies to promote wildlife. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano Mallam Mohammed Boyi, the Senior Conservation Manager and Head Abuja Office told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Abuja. Boyi said that the foundation was working to see ...

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Russia vows to empty coastal fishery, ‘whale jail’

Russian whale jail

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev has vowed to empty a far-eastern coastal fishery that has received widespread condemnation as a “whale jail,’’ Russian news agency Interfax reported on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Whale jail in Russia The facility, found to be in possession of almost 100 whales, will be emptied as soon as weather conditions are warm enough for ...

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Global Landscapes Forum salutes U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

John Colmey

The landmark Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 declared on Friday, March 1, 2019 by the United Nations to accelerate the restoration of degraded ecosystems, is part of a longterm effort by the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), its partners and charter members. John Colmey, executive producer of GLF The GLF is a knowledge-based platform and global movement that advocates for the ...

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Nigerian Army to establish zoos, parks in cantonments nationwide

Nigeria Army park

The Nigerian Army has expressed readiness to establish zoos and parks in all its cantonments nationwide for preserving the ecosystem and help to conserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage. The Conservator-General taking the Army entourage on a guided tour of the mini park at the park headquarters Maj. Gen. Adekunle Shodunke, the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (CASE), ...

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Government pledges to focus more on conservation of natural resources

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, says the ministry will focus more on environmental protection and conservation of natural resources for sustainable development. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment The minister made this known on Monday, March 4, 2019 during the commemoration of the 2019 World Wildlife Day in Abuja. The theme of World Wildlife Day is: “Life below water: ...

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Philippines recover over 1,500 turtles in suitcases

Sea turtle

Philippine Customs Authorities have intercepted over 1,500 live turtles packed inside suitcases at Manila’s International Airport, Officials said on Monday, Match 4, 2019. A sea turtle The reptiles, numbering 1,529 in total, were found alive in four abandoned suitcases believed to belong to a passenger who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Hong Kong. Among those recovered species ...

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World Wildlife Day: Stakeholders advocate for more awareness on marine resources

FMEnv Retreat

Some stakeholders on environment have advocated for more awareness creation on the importance of marine resources and preservation in the country. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni The stakeholders made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Abuja, on the backdrop of the 2019 World Wildlife day. ...

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Nigeria has lost 90% of its original forest cover – Expert

Nigeria REDD+

The Director, Cross River Landscape Programme of Wildlife Conservation Society of Nigeria, Dr Ina-Oyon Imong, says Nigeria has lost 90 per cent of her original forest cover due to human activities. Nigeria is said to have lost 90% of its forest cover. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Imong, who stated this in Calabar, Cross River State on Sunday, March ...

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