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Migratory species most vulnerable to plastic pollution, says UN report

Dugong

Migratory species are likely to be among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution, according to a new study released on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by the Secretariat of the UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Ingestion of plastics along with entanglement in nets has contributed to Dugong deaths The study focused for the first ...

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Conservationist laments lack of a zoo in Yobe

Gov. Mai Mala Buni

A conservationist in Yobe, Mr Mohammad Babagana, has expressed concern over the lack of a zoo in the state, 30 years since its creation. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State Babagana, also the Deputy Provost, College of Agriculture, Gujiba, made the disclosure on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Damaturu, the state capital. He said a zoo was important for ...

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Park Service determined to protect Nigeria’s ecological system – Goni

FMEnv Retreat

The National Park Service (NPS) says it is working with other security agencies and local vigilante groups to ensure that the plants and animals in protected areas are secured. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, Conservator General of the NPS, announced this on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in Abuja during a press briefing on the ...

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Illegal pangolin trade: What’s right, what’s missing and what’s next?

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has, in recent years, become more visible in the course of environmental protection through its demeanor against trans-boundary wildlife crimes. The preparedness, coordination and firmness always displayed by the agency are commendable hallmarks of a purpose-led leadership heralding the emergence of a system with zero tolerance to wildlife crimes. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to ...

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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

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The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) has urged the Federal Government to initiate laws to preserve the country`s elephant population. Elephants. Photo credit: planetsave.com 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

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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: planetsave.com 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

NCF

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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