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Conservationists advocate ecosystem restoration, urge youths to save planet

Philip Asiodu

From Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, and elsewhere, African conservationist leaders participating in the 19th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate for ecosystem restoration, challenging Nigerian youths to help save the planet. Chief Philip Asiodu, Board of Trustees (BOT) President, NCF On Thursday, August 12, 2021, NCF hosted a hybrid event to mark the ...

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World Elephant Day: NCF tasks govt on Ecotourism


The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) has urged the Federal Government to initiate laws to preserve the country`s elephant population. Elephants. Photo credit: Mr Shitu Usman, Project Officer, Finima (Bonny) Nature Park, made the call on Thursday, August 12, 2021 as the body marked World Elephant Day in Ngo, Andoni Local Government area in Rivers. He said that the call ...

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World Elephant Day: Groups collaborate to boost conservation

John Scanlon

On the 2021 World Elephant Day, the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) Foundation and the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) have announced their partnership. John Scanlon, CEO of the EPI Foundation The CBCGDF is said to play a prominent role amongst Chinese environmental organisations and is involved in advocacy, environmental education, and scientific research. The EPI Foundation is ...

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Namibia auctions 57 wild elephants, gains $400,000


Environment Ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, said Namibia auctioned 57 wild elephants raising 5.9 million Namibian dollars ($400,000). Elephants. Photo credit: Muyunda said the elephants sold were among 170 put on tender in December 2020. “A total of 15 elephants will be captured and remain in Namibia while 42 will be exported out of Namibia. ...

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NCF to charge over 2,000 youths on ecosystem restoration


There have been consistent galvanised efforts by the global community towards ecosystem restoration since the declaration of 2021–2030 as the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In line with this, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) through the instrumentality of its advocacy lecture instituted in memory of its founder, late Chief Shafi Lawal Edu, will gather ...

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Nigeria’s wildlife park rangers face terrorists, kidnappers, other challenges – Minister

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

 The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, says wildlife park rangers in the country now grapple with terrorists, kidnappers cattle rustlers and bandits in their line of duty. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar spoke in Abuja on Monday, August 9, 2021 during the candlelight memorial in honour of fallen heroes of the National Park Service (NPS) to ...

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Rivers LG declares wild elephants, hippos endangered species

elephant ivory

Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area (LGA) in Rivers State, Mr Erastus Awortu, has declared wild elephants, hippopotamus and other forest reserves in the area as endangered species. Forest elephants Awortu made the declaration on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Ngo during a strategic stakeholder meeting with Community Development Chairmen (CDCs) in the area. He decried the possible extinction of the ...

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2021 Whitley Awards: British High Commissioner lauds Nigerian bat conservationist

Iroro Tanshi

The British High Commissioner, Ms. Catriona Laing, has commended Nigeria’s Ms. Iroro Tanshi for emerging winner of the 2021 Whitley Awards, which celebrates champions of grassroots wildlife conservation. Iroro in a virtual meeting with Catriona Laing She gave her congratulatory message during a virtual meeting with the winner on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Iroro is one of six winners who ...

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Carrying forward the Olympic spirit to care for our forests

Tokyo Olympics Stadium

Ahead of the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea, whereby forestry specialists and policymakers will come together to make decisions about the future of our forests, Eunsik Park, Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, and Peter Csoka, Associate Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, FAO, explore the sustainability steps of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, ...

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Stilt roots and power: Tale of mangroves degradation

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), in his welcome at the organisation’s School of Ecology on Shifting the Power Lines on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, explores the threats faced globally by the mangrove forest, saying that the development puts the livelihoods of coastal and indigenous peoples at risk Nnimmo Bassey The vital place of the narrative strategy ...

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