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Sri Lanka’s marine protection agency calls for tougher laws against ocean pollution

Ocean pollution

Sri Lanka’s Marine Environment Protection Authority on Thursday, April 11, 2019 urged countries along the Bay of Bengal to draft stronger laws against polluting the oceans due to the formation of a dead zone in the centre. Ocean pollution The General Manager, Marine Environment Protection Authority, Dr P.B. Teney, said this in Colombo. Teney said that authorities had discovered the ...

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UN, Norway identify plastic pollution challenge on oceans

Plastic pollution

The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Norwegian Embassy in Nigeria have identified the challenges of plastic pollution on the economy, sea navigation, aquatic and human lives. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Representatives of the organisations spoke differently on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a two-day ...

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Researchers tasked on accurate data to tackle marine environment challenges

Marine wildlife

Researchers have been called upon to embark on research to generate accurate data that would help tackle the challenges of Nigeria’s coastal and marine environments. Marine wildlife Dr Muntari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General (DG), Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF,) made the call in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday, March 25, 2019 while delivering a keynote address at the opening of a ...

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Three countries in Latin America and the Caribbean join ‘Clean Seas’

Nigeria Clean Seas

Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay on Friday, March 15, 2019 joined UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign, bringing the number of countries now involved in the world’s largest alliance for combatting marine plastic pollution to 60. Executive Director of the UN Environment, Erik Solheim, with Environment Minister of State, Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril, as Nigeria officially joined the ...

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UN calls for better land management practice to safeguard marine ecosystems

Marine wildlife

The UN on Thursday, March 14, 2019 called for better land management practices in order to safeguard marine and coastal ecosystems. Marine wildlife Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for the Ocean, said pollution from land-based activities such as agriculture and industrial production ends up in the ocean. Thomson said this during the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly ...

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Rivers’ Day: Celebrating women’s role in protecting rivers

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The 22nd annual International Day of Action for Rivers will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Besides celebrating life-giving waters, the world will use the occasion to honour all those who have worked hard to ensure that the rivers continue to flow. There are fears that the River Niger is drying up. Observers are concerned that many of the ...

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US, group call for action on marine wildlife conservation

Russell Brooks

The Public Affairs Officer of United States Consulate General in Lagos, Mr Russell Brooks, has advised Nigerians to treat conservation of oceans and aquatic wildlife as an individual responsibility. Public Affairs Officer of United States Consulate General in Lagos, Mr Russell Brooks Brooks gave the advice on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Lagos during a programme organised by the U.S. ...

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National Park Service to establish marine park in Bayelsa

Marine park

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the service is working toward the establishment of a marine park in Bayelsa State to protect aquatic species. Marine park Goni disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Abuja as the country joins the world to commemorate World Wildlife Day. ...

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World Wildlife Day: NCF tasks government, Lagos on marine wildlife protection

Marine wildlife

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Sunday, March 3, 2019 called on the Federal and Lagos State Governments to strengthen regulations on marine species protection to prevent extinction of some fishes. Marine wildlife NCF’s Director, Technical Programmes, Dr Joseph Onoja, made the call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Onoja said marine species ...

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World Wildlife Day: Group calls for conservation of Nigeria’s marine resources

manatee

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), a civil society group, says sustainable use of marine resources will enhance Nigeria’s economic development. Marine resource: The West African manatee. Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chairman of the network’s Board of Trustees, said this in an interview with the News ...

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