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Botswana lifts ban on big game hunting


Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, says it has lifted a ban on big game hunting. Botswana is home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants. Photo credit: Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, held a news conference on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to give details of the laws and regulations ...

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Biodiversity Day: Co-chairs to lead fresh IPBES assessment emerge

Anne Larigauderie

Three leading global experts were on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 announced as the co-chairs of a new and somewhat important assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), of existing knowledge regarding invasive alien species and their control. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie Professors Helen Roy MBE (United Kingdom), Aníbal Pauchard (Chile) and Peter Stoett (Canada) ...

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Migratory Bird Day: Nguru rallies to conserve vultures

Nguru vultures conservation

Pupils, teachers, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members and community members of Nguru Emirate in Yobe State rallied for the conservation of vultures while commemorating this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with the theme “Protect Birds: be a solution to plastic pollution” on Friday, May 10, 2019. Youths during the vultures conservation rally As part of the activities to ...

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Stakeholders gather for vulture conservation in Nguru

Nguru vulture conservation

The representatives of Hunters’ Association, Farmers’ Association, Herders’ Association (Miyetti Allah), Traditional Medicine Practitioners (trado-medics), Heads of political wards and community women leader gathered on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to discuss threats against vultures and solutions to tackle the challenge in Yobe State. Participants at the gathering The meeting opened with an introductory remark from NCF Project Officer, Harry Hanson ...

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Biodiversity awareness higher in Asia than Europe, report reveals

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

A report launched on Monday, May 20, 2019 shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity and want to see companies protecting it. The awareness is said to be higher than that of consumers in the UK, US or Germany, with most Asian consumers having “heard of biodiversity”. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological ...

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Conservation of endangered species is a collective responsibility – Goni

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the protection and conservation of endangered species is the collective responsibility of all. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the celebration of World Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Abuja. World ...

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GEF-SGP seeks advocacy on unsustainable exploitation of endangered species


The Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) has urged government at all levels to intensify advocacy against unsustainable exploitation of endangered or threatened species. The endangered Sclater’s Guenon Monkey, which a GEF-SGP project in Akwa Ibom State is helping to protect GEF-SGP’s National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, who gave the advice in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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National Park Service inaugurates committee to review charges

National Parks Service

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has stressed the need to review rates charged by the service in line with the current realities in the country. The Conservator-General (fourth from left, front row) with members of the committee and officials of the Park Service Goni said this at the inauguration of a 10-men committee to review the National ...

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Endangered Species Day: Ecologist seeks effective regulation policy

Cross River Gorilla

An ecologist, Mr David Michael, has called for an effective regulation policy to ensure legal protection of endangered species in the country. Cross River Gorilla is an endangered species in Nigeria Michael made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The ecologist was speaking on the commemoration of ...

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Alex Ekwueme varsity greens campus with 20,000 endangered plant varieties

Alex Ekwueme Varsity

The Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, says the school is putting modalities in place to plant 20,000 endangered varieties of trees to save the plants from extinction. Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, during the symbolic tree planting at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State Mr Chukwu Ifeanyi, the Coordinator of ...

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