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Vultures and environment: Myths, benefits and threat

Vultures

Environmentalists note that although vultures are viewed with disdain – dirty, ugly and unhygienic birds – they play fundamental roles in protecting the environment by scavenging activities. Vultures Underscoring the importance of vultures, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) observed the International Vulture Awareness Day recently, describing vultures as environmental sanitary officers with a clean-up service. Dr. Joseph Onoja, the Director ...

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Somalia arrests 10 suspects for cheetah trafficking

Cheetah

Somalia’s Somaliland on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 said 10 suspects who have been rounded up in two separate incidents of wildlife trafficking in the past three weeks have been arrested. A cheetah mum and her cub The police said some suspects were arrested in Hargeisa while attempting to sell three young cheetah cubs to the highest bidder while others were ...

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COVID-19: Partnership urges science-based approach to wildlife management

Wildlife migration

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) has called for a pragmatic, factual and science-based approach to the wildlife management challenges that have arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wildlife migration In a statement, CPW partners put forward four guiding principles to steer decision-making towards actions that would work to reduce the risks of the rise and ...

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Supplementary biosafety protocol celebrates 10th anniversary

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Thursday, October 15, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Described as s ground-breaking international treaty, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures in ...

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African journalists share techniques for tracking wildlife trafficking and conservation reporting

pangolins

Wildlife trafficking in (Southern) Africa has become an increasingly prevalent activity and with a sharp rise in the loss of wildlife population, it is a threat to the region’s ecosystem. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals The practice, which involves trading in wildlife products and live animals through trans-border routes, and local or international ...

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Beyond borders: Urgent action needed to save migratory birds

Alex Ngari

Around the world, migratory birds provide immeasurable value to the environment. From pollination, to controlling pests, to food sources for other wildlife species, migratory birds accord many benefits to nature and people. Many migratory species form a must-see-list of many birdwatchers with avitourism contributing billions of dollars per year to national economies. Alex Ngari Every year, the world celebrates World ...

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Eco-tourism holds potential for Nigeria’s greatness, says NCF

Joseph Onoja

Technical Lead at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Joseph Onoja, on Saturday, October 10, 2020 said that eco-tourism had the potential to transform the nation’s economy for good. Dr. Joseph Onoja Onoja made the assertion at a zoom meeting to mark the World Migratory Bird Day in Lagos. Theme of the 2020 World Migratory Bird Day is “Birds Connect ...

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Migratory Bird Day: How birds connect the world

Migratory birds

The World Migratory Bird Day 2020 will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, October 10 with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. Migratory birds The theme, it was gathered, highlights the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural movements of migratory birds and that are essential for their ...

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New film documents efforts to save Ethiopia’s endangered elephants

elephant ivory

The federal authority responsible for managing national parks, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), has released “Ethiopia’s Elephant Crisis”, a documentary on its efforts to save its endangered elephants. Poached for their ivory and skin, elephants are threatened with extinction The Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation (EPI), an alliance of 21 African countries with common policies on elephant conservation, has lauded the venture. Since ...

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Environmentalists want national trees protected

Chestnuts trees

A group of environmentalists has called for the protection of Nigeria’s national trees, to preserve vegetation and ensure the balance of nature . Chestnuts trees The environmentalists, who took part in the “Lagos Awareness March on Indigenous Trees” on Saturday, October 3, 2020, said that the nation’s indigenous trees were going into extinction to the disadvantage of the ecosystem. The ...

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