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New ICRAF atlas features suitability maps for 54 species

Kauê de Sousa

Current and future suitability maps for 54 species that are commonly used as shade in agroforestry systems in Central America are the main feature of a new Atlas by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in collaboration with Bioversity International and The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE). The Atlas is titled “‘Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future ...

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Parks service partners film corporation on wildlife documentaries

Ibrahim Goni

The Nigerian National Parks Service says it will partner with the Nigerian Film Corporation to produce the wildlife documentaries. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General of the Service, said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Abuja. He said that the country’s parks were endowed with diverse natural resources ...

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Sri Lanka to host next world wildlife conference in 2019

John Scanlon

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the global treaty that regulates wildlife trade, has said that the next meeting of its Conference of the Parties (CoP18) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from May 23 to June 3, 2019. Sri Lanka’s offer to host CoP18 was accepted at ...

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Zimbabwe intercepts Malaysia-destined ivory consignment

Ivory trafficking

Zimbabwean wildlife officials have intercepted 200 kg of ivory worth more than $500,000 which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The state controlled Herald Newspaper reported on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 that the ivory was intercepted at Robert Gabriel International Airport on Monday following a joint operation by wildlife officials and security agencies. However, the owners were still not known ...

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CBD, Future Earth collaborate to aid countries achieve conservation goals

Montreal

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Future Earth on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 agreed to strengthen their collaboration around a number of key areas. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed at at the 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, being held from December 11 to 14 in Montreal, Canada, is ...

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Wife wanted for gorilla in Cross River State

Cross River gorilla

Andrew Dunn of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) emphasises in this treatise that the Cross River gorilla, which now seems tolerated by enlightened locals, has survived by learning to avoid humans and rarely ventures out of its forest home, except maybe when a young male is in search of a mate Did you know that there are four different types ...

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Vultures get royal ambassador for conservation

Vultures NCF

The plight of vultures in Nigeria has been that of orphans who are often neglected by the society to fend for themselves in an environment that is becoming more hostile for their survival due to several factors, among which is the commercial exploitation of the birds for fetish and trado-medicinal uses. The mounting hostility has significantly accounted for the continued ...

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EU commits €30m to counter wildlife trafficking in Africa, Indian Ocean

elephant poaching

As part of a €30 million intervention, the European Union on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 signed a €17.2 million agreement with three United Nations institutions working jointly to reduce the illegal killing of wildlife and the trafficking of wildlife products throughout Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The new “cross-regional wildlife programme” will focus its activities in the ...

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AfDB, WWF agree to focus on conservation, energy, agriculture

Frederick Kwame Kumah

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) have announced a new three-year partnership agreement. The agreement comes on the heels of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (2014-2017) in which the two organisations committed to deliver major eco-conservation programmes for Africa. Commenting on the extended agreement, Frederick Kwame Kumah, WWF Africa Regional Director, said, “This ...

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Fight against wildlife crime gets a $20m boost

John Scanlon

At an event held alongside the 69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC69) on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) announced generous new funding of $20 million to scale up the fight against illegal wildlife trade. The significant new funding will be provided by the European Union (EU) (€13,500,000), Germany (€400,000) and the ...

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