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World Elephant Day: WWF moves to tackle Myanmar poaching crisis

WWF elephant rangers

Amid a dire poaching crisis, wild Asian elephants in Myanmar received what appears to be swift and essential aid from thousands of supporters of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who seem committed to protecting the iconic species. In a reaction to an urgent call in June 2017, over 3,000 people donated $263,211 in less than four weeks to fund an ...

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World Elephant Day: Ecologists join forces to save revered animal

elephant ivory

The goal of World Elephant Day, according to its promoters, is to create awareness of the urgent plight of African and Asian elephants, and to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. African elephants are listed as “Vulnerable” and Asian elephants as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. According to conservationists, both African and ...

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World Ranger Day: National Park Service laments slain rangers

National Park rangers

The Conservator-General of Nigeria National Park Service, Mr. Ibrahim Musa Goni, has appreciated the selfless efforts of rangers across the country ensuring the protection of Nigeria’s biodiversity within the National Parks and other protected areas. He made the submission recently as Nigeria joined in the celebration of the World Ranger Day on July 31, 2017 at an event held at ...

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World Nature Conservation Day: Building eco-attitude among youths

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Nature conservation is the term used to describe the protection, preservation, management, and care of earth’s invaluable biological diversity. These resources extend beyond fauna and flora; that is, animals and plants, it also includes, soil, forest, rocks, water and even more. Nature is the reflection of everything on earth; it is the fruit of the millions of years through evolution ...

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Leaders told to take concrete action to save the snow leopard

snow leopard

As leaders from the 12 snow leopard range countries prepare to meet this month to further deliberate on the future of the endangered cat, conservationists have called on them to take the next step and pledge concrete action to ensure the animal’s survival. The snow leopard lives in the Himalayas, the mountains of Central Asia and the Mountains of Southwest China as ...

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Global Tiger Day: Protecting tigers’ natural habitats

Bengal tigers

The 2017 International Tiger Day was observed on Saturday, July 29. Also called Global Tiger Day, the day is held annually to give worldwide attention to the conservation of tigers. The 2017 Global Tiger Day was celebrated with the theme: “Fresh Ecology for Tigers.” Goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to ...

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World Mangrove Day: Gender equity key to mangrove restoration

Mangroves gender

Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and clearly divided. Women and men differ in how they interact and depend upon mangroves – how they use the ecosystem, which mangrove products they choose, and the benefits they receive, write Juliet Blum and Dorothée Herr, as the ...

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Ogba Zoo: Obaseki to issue Executive Order to halt deforestation

Ogba Zoo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says he intends to issue an Executive Order that will stop further deforestation and encroachment on the land belonging to the Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park in Benin City, the state capital. The governor made the disclosure recently while receiving the report of a committee set up by the government to investigate the ...

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Bird conservationists oppose Scotland floating wind farm

Wind farm

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has frowned at the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm that is being built off the north-east coast of Scotland. There are fears that the revolutionary technology, which will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines, may kill thousands of sea birds ...

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Paraguayan Chaco forest exploitation threatens endangered species, indigenous peoples

Paraguayan Chaco forest

The tropical forests of the Paraguayan Chaco are said to be disappearing more quickly than any other forests on earth. According to conservationists, the rampant destruction is threatening jaguars, anteaters, armadillo, 500 species of bird, and several endemic species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It also threatens to wipe out one of the last indigenous peoples ...

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