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Biodiversity Day: Biodiversity is key to healthy societies – HOMEF


The ecological Think Tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called for concerted efforts towards the preservation of biodiversity and towards addressing processes which pose as threat to it. There are fears that continued biodiversity loss would result in an decline in forest productivity The Benin City-based organisation made the submission in a statement made available to EnviroNews on ...

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We’ll partner relevant agencies towards developing nation’s environment– Odusote

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, has expressed the commitment of her ministry to partner relevant agencies in implementing developmental projects and cardinal programmes that will improve the state and well-being of the environment. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs. Odusote spoke on Monday, May 20, 2019 while hosting a ...

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Activists vow to resist laws indifferent to plight of Niger Delta

Oilwatch Nigeria

A team of activists has resolved to resist and reject all forms of legislation by the National Assembly that fail to address injustices and human rights violations against the Niger Delta region by the Nigerian government and oil companies. Participants at the Oilwatch Nigeria meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State This formed one of the highlights of a communique released ...

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New Zealand to levy tourists in bid to protect environment

Eugenie Sage

The New Zealand government is taking a more active role in managing the challenges that a booming tourism industry brings while protecting its biggest draw card, its pristine landscape. Eugenie Sage The country’s Ministry of Tourism teamed up with the Ministry of Environment on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for the first time to present a joint tourism strategy in the ...

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Afforestation: Yar’adua varsity, EU raise 4m tree seedlings in five years

Alex Ekwueme Varsity

The Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU), Katsina in collaboration with the European Union (EU) said on Thursday, May 16, 2019 it planted over four million tree seedlings from 2014 till date. Tree planting at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State The project administrative secretary, Mr Abubakar Tanimu, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency ...

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Govt faults media reports on Ogoni cleanup

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Federal Government on Tuesday, May 15, 2019 decried a media report that claimed that the contracts for the Ogoniland cleanup were awarded to unqualified companies. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, together with the Project Coordinator of HYPREP, Mr Marvin Dekil, and representatives of the 21 companies handling the project, while interacting ...

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Hernández Salgar emerges new IPBES chair

Ana María Hernández Salgar

Ana María Hernández Salgar has been appointed as the new Chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Ana María Hernández Salgar The IPBES Plenary approved her appointment at the conclusion of its seventh session in Paris, France – the same session that saw the approval of the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. ...

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Right Livelihood laureates demand justice over slain Costa Rican activist

Sergio Rojas

A total of 40 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, from 29 countries demand that the Costa Rican government act on the murder of the indigenous Bribri leader and rights activist, Sergio Rojas. Sergio Rojas They demand that the assassination “be investigated to its ultimate consequences” and “the restoration of native lands to ...

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Shell makes initial remittance of N180m for Ogoni cleanup

Ogoniland cleanup

Shell Nigeria says it has remitted the sum of N180 million into the dedicated account for the scheduled cleanup exercise of oil spillage in Ogoniland in Rivers State, thereby hinting about the possibility of the early commencement of the much-anticipated exercise. Ogoniland cleanup Speaking with newsmen on Monday, May 13, 2019 at a Media Launch of the 2019 Edition of ...

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Activists flay ENI, Shell’s reforestation offer

Nigeria REDD+

Plans by oil giants, ENI and Shell, to embark on large scale reforestation by planting some 8.1 million hectares of trees in Mozambique, South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe have been greeted with cynicism by a team of activists. Shell’s plan includes reforestation of forests to reduce its carbon footprint, and offering carbon credits to customers. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar ...

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