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Buhari seeks more commitment on shrinking Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for more commitment from the international community on redirecting water to the Lake Chad. The climate variability impact on Lake Chad has also worsened the abundance and conservation status of biodiversity. Photo credit: UNEP The president made the call when he received Letters of Credence from the High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria, Philip Baker, ...

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How we’ll reforest Nigeria in 30 years, by NCF

Dr Onoja Joseph

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has said that, through its Green Recovery Nigeria (GRN) initiative, it will establish a reforestation scheme in 25% (230,942 sq. km) of Nigeria’s total landmass (923,768 sq. km) from 2017 to 2047. Dr Onoja Joseph of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) making the presentation at the Nigeria Pavilion on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 during COP24 ...

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Community involvement, key to conserving natural resources

Ibrahim Goni

Human activities have encouraged the depletion of wildlife through deliberate attempts to poach and hunt for profit, progressively making many of the animals to be extinct and lost forever. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Conservationists estimate that the current rate of extinction is 1,000 times more than the natural rate, making it necessary for citizens to ...

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Proposals to change protection levels of species under international trade unveiled

Ms. Ivonne Higuero CITES

Some 57 proposals to amend the lists of species subject to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations were submitted by 90 countries for consideration at the next World Wildlife Conference – the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CITES (CoP18), to be held from May 23 to June 3, 2019 ...

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U.S. Government shutdown closes portions of California National Parks

Sequoia National Park

Officials have announced that they are closing sections of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks because of the partial shutdown of the Federal Government. The Sequoia National Park The announcement, made earlier, follows a similar closure announced for Joshua Tree National Park. In both cases, park officials said the government shutdown has prevented them from maintaining conditions that are safe ...

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NEWMAP spends N100m to conserve forest reserve in Gombe

Salisu Dahiru Newmap

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) says it has spent N100 million to conserve the forest reserve in Kanawa Village of Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State. Salisu Dahiru, National Project Coordinator of NEWMAP Malam Mohammed Garba, Project Coordinator NEWMAP, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, the state capital, on ...

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Biodiversity areas’ coordination group inaugurated

National Coordination Group (NCG) for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)

Nigeria’s National Coordination Group (NCG) for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) was inaugurated at the National Parks Service headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Members of Nigeria’s National Coordination Group for Key Biodiversity Areas: L-R (front row): Mr. Ayo Olomo, representative Federal Department of Forestry of the Ministry of Environment; Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, D-G Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF); Alhaji ...

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Ivory sales ban becomes law in UK

Ivory trafficking

What is widely considered one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales became law in the UK on Thursday, December 20 as the Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent to become the Ivory Act 2018. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: African countries on the frontline of the elephant poaching crisis have welcomed the new Ivory Bill passed by the UK ...

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How poachers undermine vulture conservation efforts in Nigeria


Innovation in the cryptic world of spiritual science is defining the expansion of indigenous knowledge on vultures as raw materials for belief-based arts. The unintended consequences of such innovations as echoed by the near total disappearance of the obligate scavengers have led to concerns and uncertainty about the future of vultures in Nigeria. Man’s outstanding reputation of squandering nature’s resources ...

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Kenya develops strategy on donkey preservation


Kenya is developing a strategy on the donkey value chain to help encourage farmers keep many animals, a government official has said. In Kenya, donkeys are used for domestic and commercial purposes Michael Cheruiyot, a Senior Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, said that the strategy would streamline production,upkeep, welfare, movement and breeding. “We are developing donkey’s strategy since they are ...

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