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Nigeria to commercialise three national parks


Conservator-General of the Nigeria National Park Service (NNPS), Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the Federal Government is set to commercialise three national parks to key into the Economy Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to diversify the economy. Goni made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Abuja. The Conservator-General, who ...

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Buhari restates call to Europe, US on recharge of Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Friday, October 26, 2018 that Buhari stated this when he hosted the Chairman of the ...

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Ivonne Higuero named new CITES Secretary-General

Ms. Ivonne Higuero CITES

An environmental economist, Ms. Ivonne Higuero, has been named as the new Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). She replaces John E. Scanlon, who left the position on Friday, April 6, 2018 after eight years in service. Scanlon has taken on the role of Special Envoy for African Parks. With ...

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National Parks are gene banks for genetic resources – Goni

Parks Service

Conservator General of the National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has described the seven parks across the country as the Gene Bank of genetic resources. Gene banks are a type of biorepository which preserve genetic material. Goni disclosed this when some members of the Bikers Association paid him a courtesy call at the Service’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday. He ...

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NCF seeks policy on forest recovery, preservation

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called on the Federal Government to develop a policy framework to harness international forest recovery aids available to African countries. The Director-General of the Foundation, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, made the call at the Foundation’s presentation of its 2017 Annual Report at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Aminu-Kano ...

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GEF-SGP commits $4.9m to environment ventures in Nigeria

Ibironke Olubamise

The Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) has supported Nigeria with $4.9 million grant to fund 141 environment-related projects in 27 states between 2009 and 2018. GEF-SGP National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Olubamise said that the grant was an additional fund ...

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Nigeria joins scheme to conserve elephants

elephant ivory

Nigeria has formally joined the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), a coalition of African countries dedicated to the sustainable conservation of elephants and ending the ivory trade. Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, speaking in London at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, said, “It is our duty to save what we have inherited from our parents ...

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NCF partners Lagos to rally for the environment

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in partnership with the Lagos State Government through its Ministry of the Environment, is hosting the 11th edition of the annual “Walk for Nature”. The event holds on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Beat Pollution – live a Sustainable Lifestyle’. The choice of this theme is borne out of ...

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GEF project promotes use, conservation of wrapping leave

Wrapping leave

A non-governmental organisation, the Environmental Management and Development Trust (EMADET), has taken up a campaign to promote the use and conservation of the local wrapping leave. The wrapping leave, otherwise known as Thaumatoccocus danielli (or Ewe-eran in south west, Nigeria), is a kind of leave that is used for wrapping hot local food. Director of Programme, EMADET, Mr Alade Adeleke, ...

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CITES bans African Rosewood trade from Nigeria

African Rosewood

The Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has suspended commercial trade in the African Rosewood (Millettia laurentii) from Nigeria. This formed part of measures agreed on by the international conservation organisation to achieve full compliance with international wildlife trade regulations at its 70th meeting that held in Sochi, Russian ...

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