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Crowded out: Wildlife the biggest loser in real estate war with humans – Msuya

Joyce Msuya

Every day there are fewer places left on Earth for wildlife. Expanding cities and farmland, degrading ecosystems and changing climate are driving wildlife from their natural habitats into ever smaller, fragmented areas. Habitat loss, whether caused directly or indirectly by humans, is the greatest threat to life on Earth. UN Environment Acting Executive Director, Joyce Msuya We have wiped out ...

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Major new global assessment describes biodiversity in crisis

cristiana pasca palmer

The Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, launched on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Paris, confirms that species and ecosystems around the world are in rapid decline. Arresting this trend will require transformative change based on proven solutions. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) The report was produced by nearly 150 leading ...

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Malaysia incinerates four tonnes of ivory in war against wildlife trade

Nairobi National Park

 Malaysia on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 incinerated almost four tonnes of raw ivory and ivory products as part of its efforts to fight against illegal wildlife trade. Ivory piles burn at Kenya’s Nairobi National Park, April 30, 2016. Photo credit: J. Craig/VOA The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) said this. The ivory, ...

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Biodiversity council deliberates on global report on state of nature

Paris, France

The World Biodiversity Council’s deliberations on the first global report on the state of nature since 2005 begins on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Paris, with representatives from 132 Member States participating in the discussions. Paris, France The aim is to create a shared common understanding of the state of nature, problems and possible solutions by Saturday, May 4. The report ...

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Earth Day: Experts call for protection of plants, animals

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Environmental experts have called for more awareness and responsibility towards promoting harmony with nature and environment. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Mr Alex Ahigbe, the Environmental Coordinator, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI), said this on Monday, April 22 at a 2019 World Earth Day celebration with the theme: “Protect Our Species”. The programme was organised by ACI in partnership ...

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How we observed 2019 Earth Hour, by NCF

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, March 30 to observe the 2019 Earth Hour at Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), NCF’s head offices in Lagos. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Earth Hour is used all over the world to promote actions that mitigate climate change and sustainable living. At ...

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Countries home to Saiga antelopes develop new roadmap to save species

Saiga Antelope

Range States have agreed on a set of concrete conservation priorities guiding the work under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning the Restoration, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Saiga Antelopes (Saiga spp.) up to 2025. Baby Saiga Antelopes. Photo credit: Eugene Polonsky The agreement came at a workshop held in Bonn, Germany from April 1 to 4, 2019 and jointly ...

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Group demands end to slaughter of migratory birds

Migratory birds

As hundreds of millions of birds return to Europe from their wintering grounds in Africa, an estimated 25 million will not reach their destination. Migratory birds This disclosure was made by the Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit group, as it recently embraced a campaign to halt the slaughter of migratory birds. Indeed, twice a year, hundreds of millions of birds migrate ...

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Kenya, UNEP sign deal to increase forest cover

Keriako Tobiko

Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help increase forest cover as part of efforts to protect the country against the vagaries of environmental destruction. Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko The programme, dubbed “Greening Kenya” campaign, will ensure that about 50 million tree seedlings are ...

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Lack of data blamed for Africa’s loss on investments in conservation

Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah

As countries continue to act to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and members to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) await the coming of year 2020 to agree to a new global biodiversity framework, it has become clear that data has a crucial role to play. Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chairman of the 2019 Biodiversity Information Management Forum, addressing participants ...

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