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Biodiversity awareness higher in Asia than Europe, report reveals

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

A report launched on Monday, May 20, 2019 shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity and want to see companies protecting it. The awareness is said to be higher than that of consumers in the UK, US or Germany, with most Asian consumers having “heard of biodiversity”. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological ...

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Conservation of endangered species is a collective responsibility – Goni

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the protection and conservation of endangered species is the collective responsibility of all. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the celebration of World Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Abuja. World ...

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GEF-SGP seeks advocacy on unsustainable exploitation of endangered species


The Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) has urged government at all levels to intensify advocacy against unsustainable exploitation of endangered or threatened species. The endangered Sclater’s Guenon Monkey, which a GEF-SGP project in Akwa Ibom State is helping to protect GEF-SGP’s National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, who gave the advice in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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National Park Service inaugurates committee to review charges

National Parks Service

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has stressed the need to review rates charged by the service in line with the current realities in the country. The Conservator-General (fourth from left, front row) with members of the committee and officials of the Park Service Goni said this at the inauguration of a 10-men committee to review the National ...

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Endangered Species Day: Ecologist seeks effective regulation policy

Cross River Gorilla

An ecologist, Mr David Michael, has called for an effective regulation policy to ensure legal protection of endangered species in the country. Cross River Gorilla is an endangered species in Nigeria Michael made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The ecologist was speaking on the commemoration of ...

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Alex Ekwueme varsity greens campus with 20,000 endangered plant varieties

Alex Ekwueme Varsity

The Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, says the school is putting modalities in place to plant 20,000 endangered varieties of trees to save the plants from extinction. Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, during the symbolic tree planting at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State Mr Chukwu Ifeanyi, the Coordinator of ...

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Migratory Birds Day: Govt told to increase awareness on threats to birds

Migratory birds

Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Nasiru Idris, has called on the Federal Government to increase the level of awareness on the threats that birds face within the Nigerian airspace. Migratory birds Idris made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Abuja on the backdrop ...

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Extinction of species: Govt urged to avert environmental catastrophe

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, has called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to avert an environmental catastrophe resulting from the extinction of species. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano Aminu-Kano made the call in a statement on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Abuja. “The essential, interconnected web of life on earth is ...

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Save vultures from extinction or we all die from diseases, experts warn


Conservation experts on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at a daylong workshop in Lagos stressed the need to save vultures threatened by extinction, warning that their absence would inflict Nigeria, Africa and humanity with diseases and deaths. Vultures fighting over an animal carcass The experts made the call in Lekki, Lagos at an event organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) ...

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Crowded out: Wildlife the biggest loser in real estate war with humans – Msuya

Joyce Msuya

Every day there are fewer places left on Earth for wildlife. Expanding cities and farmland, degrading ecosystems and changing climate are driving wildlife from their natural habitats into ever smaller, fragmented areas. Habitat loss, whether caused directly or indirectly by humans, is the greatest threat to life on Earth. UN Environment Acting Executive Director, Joyce Msuya We have wiped out ...

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