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CITES battles illegal wildlife trade in Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso


On Tuesday, March 7 2017, at the Triple Point in the heart of Park W, where the territories of Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso meet, the General Directors of the wildlife management agencies from each of the three countries signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration in wildlife law enforcement in this critical wildlife area. This effectively gives the “green light” to ...

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NCF, GEF/SGP promote sustainable livelihoods in Cross River communities

Adeniyi Karunwi

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has disclosed that, with the support of the United Nations Developmet Programme – Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Programme (UNDP-GEF/SGP), it is implementing a project on Integrated Rural Economic and Sustainable Forest Management in Boje (Ebok, Kabakken and Ebranta) communities in Boki Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State on resilience and mitigation of the ...

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Impact of invasive species on dwindling bird population in Guam, by study


How much damage can one snake do? If it’s the brown treesnake (Boiga irregularis), an invasive species on the West Pacific island of Guam, the answer is a lot. This snake likely arrived on Guam after World War II and has killed off almost all of the island’s forest bird species, making it a “poster child” for invasive animals. But ...

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Degradation of Nigeria’s National Parks: A monumental disaster


The Nigeria National Park Service has failed woefully as the custodian of our national heritage located in the seven National Parks in the country. Even the managers of this failed institution must agree that they have betrayed the trust and confidence reposed in them by the various governments and people of Nigeria. It was in view of this that a ...

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Cameroon to restore 12m hectares of forest in Congo Basin

Pierre Hele

Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative. The pledge is said to be the biggest made so far in the species-rich Congo Basin, home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest. The Bonn Challenge, launched in 2011 at an event hosted by Germany and IUCN, is ...

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Climate change negatively impacting wildlife – Study


A team of scientists reporting in the journal Nature Climate Change say that negative impacts of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife have been massively underreported. In a new analysis, authors found that nearly half of the mammals and nearly a quarter of the birds on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are negatively impacted by climate change, with nearly 700 species ...

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Ethiopia: Why conservation of wetlands makes sense


As the world celebrated the 2017 World Wetlands Day on Thursday, February 2 2017, the focus this time around was on the role played by wetlands in reducing the impact of natural disasters. Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are said to be a natural buffer against disasters. However, no governmental and ...

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WWD17: Strengthening collaboration to reduce disaster risk

Hurricane Matthew

On Thursday, 02 February 2017, the world celebrated its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play beyond their biological role, a key part in helping people cope with disasters. Yet wetlands are said to be in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction ...

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Germany grants legal status to IUCN

Inger Andersen

The German government has officially recognised the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an intergovernmental organisation, a move observers believe reaffirms the Union’s role on the global environmental and development stage. On Wednesday, 25 January 2017, the German Cabinet passed a regulation defining the legal status of IUCN as an “organisation created by intergovernmental agreement”. This decision recognises ...

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How the vulture influences health, economy – Mohammed


The vulture, a large, carnivorous bird that is most well known for its scavenging nature, caught the attention of the Nigerian nature conservation community last week in Lagos, where stakeholders reiterated their commitment to the upkeep of the endangered bird of prey. At the 15th Chief S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture held on Thursday, 19 January 2017 at the instance of ...

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