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Antiques trade moves to quash UK’s ivory law in court

Ivory trafficking

A law designed to protect elephants, passed with popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing in 2018, could be struck off the statute books because of resistance from the antiques trade. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: The UK Ivory Act – which introduces tough regulations on the buying and selling of ivory from, to and within the UK – received Royal ...

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Six elephants drown at Thai waterfall, two others in care

Sumatran elephants

Six elephants drowned at a waterfall in Thailand while apparently trying to save a calf, according to national park officials. Elephants They are now safe after making their way out of the water on their own, the statement added. Officials had been planning a rescue. Veterinarians are monitoring the conditions of two other elephants that saw the ordeal, the Department ...

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Six Yankari Game Reserve elephants fitted with tracking device under conservation programme

WCS Elephants

In a bid reinforce the protection of wildlife in Yankari Game Reserve, scientists have fitted six elephants with GPS/Satellite collars to provide real-time tracking of the herds. Fitting an elephant with a GPS/Satellite collar The collars will allow ranger teams to shadow the elephants always and alerting the reserve manager whenever elephants are in danger or stray outside of the ...

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Conservator-General wants stiffer penalty for wildlife offenders

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Mr Ibrahim Goni, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 called for stiffer punishment for violators of natural conservation laws to halt the tide of poaching in reserved areas. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made the appeal at the ongoing two-day Nigeria Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (NiPBES) Forum in Lagos to ...

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344-year-old palace tortoise, Alagba, dies in Ogbomosho


The 344-year-old tortoise in the traditional ruler of Ogbomoso’s palace, popularly known as “Alagba”’, has passed on. Tortoises. Photo: Jeff Greenberg / Lonely Planet Images Mr Toyin Ajamu, the Private Secretary to Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Soun of Ogbomoso, confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Ogbomoso. The dead tortoise attracted several visitors both from Nigeria and abroad ...

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Only surviving chimpanzee in UNN zoo dies at 50, embalmed


The only surviving chimpanzee in the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Zoo has died, Prof Chris Okoye, Head of Department, Zoology and Environmental Studies, has announced. Chimpanzees. Photo credit: Okoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 that the male chimpanzee, aged 50 years, which died fortnight ago had been ...

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Dafinone urges Nigerians to respect nature, preserve forest

Ede Dafinone

Managing Director, Sapele Integrated Industries Limited (SIIL), Chief Ede Dafinone, has called for improved preservation of the forest to prevent the world from being submerged. Ede Dafinone (right) during the tree planting programme He made the call on Monday, September 30, 2019 during a tree planting programme held in remembrance of his late father, Sen. David Dafinone, in Sapele, Delta ...

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Americans oppose drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Study

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been protected from oil and gas drilling for decades. Recently, however, the Trump administration announced their plan to open up the ANWR’s 1.6 million-acre coastal plain to oil and gas exploration. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contained a provision allowing oil and gas drilling in ...

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Faiths for Forests campaign launched at Climate Action Summit

Faiths for Forests campaign

The Faiths for Forests campaign was officially launched on Sunday, September 22, 2019 as a contribution to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, kicking off a global faith-based movement of mobilisation, education and advocacy around halting and reversing tropical deforestation. UN Environment Executive Director Inger Andersen announcing the Faiths for Forests campaign launch at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit ...

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When Lagos went a mile for vultures

NCF Cycling Event

Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and environmentalists gathered in Lagos for a cycling event organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in a bid to create awareness on vulture conservation in the country on Saturday, September 21, 2019 tagged “A Mile for the Egyptian Vultures”. Officials of NCF during the cycling event Over 100 bike riders and others assembled at the Lekki ...

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