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Large freshwater species in steep decline worldwide, says study

manatee

The numbers of larger freshwater animals are in sharp decline all over the world, according to a study conducted by a Berlin-based hydrographic institute. Aquatic bushmeat: The West African manatee. Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. The report was published in the journal Global Change Biology on Friday, August 9, 2019. Species ...

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Kenya’s ‘Ivory Trade is a Rip Off’ campaign moves against elephant decline

elephant poaching

In a fresh effort to raise awareness and curb the illegal trade in ivory, Kenya has launched a new wildlife conservation campaign dubbed “Ivory Trade is a Rip Off”. African elephant poaching in conflict zones suggests that corruption, rather than conflict, is the primary enabler of elephant poaching The campaign calls for the listing of the African Elephant in Appendix ...

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Conservationist underscores role of biodiversity in sustainable development

Biodiversity Information Products Workshop

The Deputy Head of Programmes for the Ecosystems Assessment and Policy Support of the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC), John Taylor, has urged countries and all sectors of their economy, to recognise the key role biodiversity plays in sustainable development. Participants at the July 16 and 17, 2019 Biodiversity Information Products Workshop in Accra, in a group ...

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Rangers Day: Govt urges support for Park Service

World Rangers Day

The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, has urged non-governmental organisations, donor agencies and individuals to support the National Park Service in its conservation efforts. Female park rangers Odesote made the call during the 2019 World Rangers Day celebration in Abuja, with the theme “I Stand With The World’s Rangers” The World Rangers Day is ...

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Rangers Day: 20 park rangers lost since 1991 – Parks Service

National Park rangers

The National Park Service says Nigeria has lost 20 park rangers since its inception in 1991. A team of National Parks Service rangers Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General, National Parks Service, disclosed this at a pre-event news conference to mark the 2019 World Rangers Day in Abuja on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Goni said the World Rangers Day is celebrated ...

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Unsustainable fishing, hunting drive iconic species to extinction

Rhino Rays

Overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction, while hunting for bushmeat and habitat loss have led to the decline of seven primate species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Unsustainable fishing is driving the Rhino Rays to extinction The update also reveals further evidence of the perilous state ...

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NCF, Parks Service in tree planting scheme in Edo schools

Nigerian Conservation Foundation

The need to build the culture of tree planting and re-greening the environment has informed the emergence of a tree planting project in Udo community, Ovia South-West Local Government Area, Edo State. Participants at the programme The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in partnership with National Parks Service (NPS) has embarked on fruit trees planting in some selected community schools in ...

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National Parks arrests poacher, warns trespassers

Ibrahim Goni

The National Parks Service says it has arrested a poacher with no fewer than 20 pieces of wildlife trophies of different species also known as bush meat at the Gashaka Gumti National Park in Taraba State. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Yakubu Zull, Media Assistant to the Conservator-General, National Parks Service, who disclosed this in a ...

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South Africa arrests nine poachers in three days

South Africa rhino poaching

South African National Parks (SANParks) officials said on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 that rangers and the police on July 20 arrested nine poaching suspects in Kruger National Park and recovered some ammunition. South Africa rhino poaching figures The SANParks officials said the arrests were made in three different sections of Kruger National Park (KNP) with the support from the police ...

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Govt restates commitment to revitalise Lake Chad Basin

Lake Chad

The Federal Government says it will ensure the recharging and revitalisation of the Lake Chad Basin to effectively tackle the issues of security, livelihood and development of the region. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have also linked the Boko Haram insurgency to ...

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