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CIFOR to partner with AFR100 Initiative

Robert Nasi

Amid preparations for the landmark U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has become the latest partner in the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). Robert Nasi, Director General of the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) The partnership aims to ensure effective alignment of CIFOR’s restoration activities within the AFR100 framework; maximise collaboration and knowledge sharing among ...

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Govt to partner indigenes to combat desertification, land degradation

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, says the Federal Government will partner with affected desertificated areas’ indigenes to combat desertification and land degradation. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Odusote said this in a statement signed by Mrs Sule Pauline, Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of the National Agency for the ...

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Women’s Day: When smart tech will work for women – Thiaw

Ibrahim Thiaw

In the context of the International Women’s Day and the UN’s focus on Science and Technology that enhances gender equality, innovation for change, and is smart, Ibrahim Thiaw, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), says in this treatise that smart tech will only work for women when the fundamentals for ...

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World Bank, Abia-funded erosion remediation in Umuahia inaugurated

Gully erosion

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 inaugurated a gully erosion remediation in Umuagu-Ibeku and the 5.8km-Umuada-Isingwu/Amafor/Ossah-Ibeku Road. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria In his speech, Ikpeazu commended the state Ministry of Environment and Nigerian Environmental Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) for completing the projects within a record time of ten months. He said that the execution ...

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Scientists urge countries to protect peatlands as part of climate strategies

Peatlands

Countries have been urged to protect vulnerable wetland ecosystems as part of their climate strategies, and to learn from each other’s experiences to sustainably manage them. Tropical peatlands are one of the main carbon sinks in the planet, but are under threat from activities such as agriculture, infrastructures and mining. Peatlands The message is forms the kernel of a research ...

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China to aid control of desertification in eight countries

Ibrahim Thiaw

China plans to help control desertification along artery roads in eight Central Asian and African countries, said Zhang Jianlong, Director of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Director of the UNCCD Jianlong said this at a UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) meeting held in Guiyang, capital of southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Discussions are underway as China ...

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Indonesia struggles to curb forest fire as haze chokes over 1,700 residents

Indonesian forest fire

Indonesian forest fire Indonesia has engaged aircraft, troops and volunteers to curb the fire that has razed forest and plantation areas in several regencies in Sumatra’s Riau province, a local official said on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Head of Provincial Disaster Mitigation Office, Edwar Sanger, said areas gutted by fire since January has reached 1,136 hectares. Sanger said most of ...

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Indonesia to create artificial rain as forest fires rage on Sumatra

Indonesian forest fire

The Indonesian military deployed an aircraft to create artificial rain on Monday, February 25, 2019 as thick smog, caused by forest fires, forced schools to close on Sumatra Island, officials said. Indonesian forest fire “The plane can carry tons of salt to be used in cloud-seeding,’’ said Edwar Sanger, the Head of the Civil Protection Agency in Riau province on ...

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Obaseki inaugurates Ewu, Ibore gully erosion remediation work

Godwin-Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has urged communities in the state to always raise alarm when erosion and other forms of natural disasters threaten their environment. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The governor said this during the official inauguration and inspection of remediation work on Ewu and Ibore gully erosion sites in Esan Central Local Government Area of ...

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924,000 square metres of Nigerian land degraded daily

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, says there is an urgent need to recover and conserve the country’s land as 924,000 square metres is lost to degradation daily, while the population keeps growing. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Zarma said this in a statement issued by Mrs Pauline Sule, the Head of the Press and Public Relations Unit, National Agency for ...

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