Thursday 19th September 2019
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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

River Niger

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


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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Fresh concern over blast fishing

Fish bombing

Blast fishing, a rather peculiar method of fishing that entails the use of explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection, is bothering environmentalists, who say that the act portends grave danger to the surrounding ecosystem. Fish bombing Apart from destroying the underlying habitat that supports the fish, the explosion from fish bombing or dynamite fishing – as the act ...

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Corals need 9 to 12 yrs to fully recover from bleaching, study finds

Coral reef

Corals need nine to 12 years to fully recover following large environmental disturbances such as mass bleaching and storm damage, researchers from Australia’s Southern Cross University said in a paper published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Coral reef Corals are marine invertebrates within the class Anthozoa of the phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual ...

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Government seeks blueprint on effective utilisation of underwater valuables

Underwater valuables

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 called for a workable National Action Plan to maximise and effectively use underwater valuables for sustainable development. The convention seeks to protect all traces of human existence having cultural, historical and archaeological characters that cover the oceans floors Ms Grace Isu Gekpe, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, made ...

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