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CSOs participation needed to achieve Great Green Wall vision – IUCN

Great Green Wall

Programme Officer, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Mr Chris Magero, has said the participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) is necessary to achieve the vision of the Great Green Wall. Great Green Wall Magero disclosed this on the side-lines of the First Stakeholders Consultative Forum of the National Alliance for the Great Green Wall for the Sahara ...

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FAO reiterates commitment to helping Nigeria tackle soil erosion, environmental degradation

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it is committed to providing technical assistance towards controlling soil erosion and environmental degradation in the country. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS, said the organisation was committed to working with government and private organisations to stop land degradation, promote soil conservation, improve soil fertility ...

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Soil Day: Govt asked to establish Soil Remediation Fund to tackle erosion


To tackle soil erosion, the Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) on Thursday, December 5, 2019 called on the Federal Government to establish a Soil Remediation Fund which should attract 30 percent of the country’s ecological funds. A gully erosion site The body also urged the government to keep faith with the action plans under the Land Degradation Neutrality Target ...

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Soil erosion affects 1.5bn people globally – UNCCD

Gully erosion

Ahead of the World Soil Day (WSD) Prof. Ayo Ogunkunle, President, Governing Council of the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), says no fewer than 1.5 billion people are affected by soil erosion globally. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria Ogunkunle, who disclosed this on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Abuja, attributed the statistics to the United Nations Convention to Combat ...

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Satellites show 2019 Indonesia fires burned 1.6m hectares of land

Indonesia fires

A new analysis of satellite data dispels the prevailing view that rainforests took the biggest hit from widespread fires in Indonesia in 2019. Indonesia wild fire “While there has been much speculation in the news that the heavy fire season has taken a toll on the country’s remaining rainforests, there was no hard evidence to support that notion,” said David Gaveau, a ...

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Great Green Wall will combat climate, desertification effects – Group

Great Green Wall

The Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) International has called for the Great Green Wall to be built across several states in northern Nigeria to combat the effects of climate change and desertification. Great Green Wall Vice President (Africa), GLOBE International, Mr Samuel Onuigbo, made the call at the launch of the GLOBE-UNEP-GEF project on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 ...

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Deforestation, bush burning, lead causes of climate change – NESREA


The National Environmental Standard and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has attributed human activities such as deforestation, bush burning, and increase in greenhouse gases as major causes of climate change. Deforestation. Photo credit: Enugu State Coordinator of the agency, Mr Pele Egbegari, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, the state capital, on ...

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Govt urged to outlaw bush burning to save ecosystem

Bush burning

Some environment experts on Thursday, November 7, 2019 urged the Federal Government to outlaw the practice of bush burning for any reason to save the nation’s ecosystem. Bush burning In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the experts condemned bush burning due to its harmful effect on the environment and danger to human beings. Ms ...

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Five states in Nigeria get red alert on flooding


The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has advised five states to be on red alert against flooding. Flooding in Makurdi, Benue State. Photo credit: Sahara Reporters Mr Clement Onyeaso, the Director General of NIHSA, gave the advice while briefing the newsmen on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Abuja. Onyeaso said the affected states to be on red alert are Edo, ...

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Landslide wreaks havoc in Umuahia

Sierra Leone landslide

A major disaster was averted on the night of Monday, October 28, 2019 at Umuchime Amuzukwu-Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, when a landslide destroyed a building in the area, while the occupants – a nursing mother and her child – escaped unhurt. Scene of a landslide accident in Freetown, Sierra Leone Narrating the incident to ...

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