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LASPARK establishes urban forest park for recreation, biodiversity

Adetoun Popoola

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has established an Urban Forest park to bring residents close to nature, as the state marks the 2021 World Environment Day (WED). LASPARK General Manager, Adetoun Popoola In establishing the part, LASPARK was complementing the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources’ programmes marking the 2021 WED with the theme: ...

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Verner Ayukegba: Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity

Verner Ayukegba

Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area stretching across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe led to protests by environmentalist groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, likely weary of test drilling that had begun ...

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Govt pledges adoption of modern technologies to address biodiversity, climate change

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has stressed the need to adopt modern technologies inherent in geospatial science to address biodiversity loss and climate change in Nigeria. Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor Mr Saghir el Mohammed, Director, Press and Public Relation in the ministry, who said this in a statement on Friday, November 20, 2020 in ...

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H&M Group announces multi-year contribution to IPBES

Anne Larigauderie

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Tuesday, September 9, 2020 announced a new four-year financial contribution to its work on biodiversity science and policy by the H&M Group. The Swedish-based global fashion retailer has committed significant, non-earmarked support to IPBES, in addition to a wider engagement with biodiversity issues. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie Speaking about the ...

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ECOWAS Regional Consultation urges protection of Africa’s ‘irreplaceable’ biodiversity


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework held recently has said that threatened biodiversity from the West and Central Africa regions that form an irreplaceable part of humanity’s natural heritage must be protected for generations to come. According to Dr Mohammed Abubakar, deforestation across the West African ...

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Lagos urged to implement biodiversity protection policies

Lekki flood

An environmentalist, Dr Saheed Matemilola, on Monday, June 8, 2020 called on the Lagos State Government to adopt measures and implement environmental and biodiversity protection policies to promote sustainable environment and development. Flooded highway in Lekki, Lagos Matemilola, a Researcher and PhD Candidate at Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany, made the call at a Zoom Meeting organised by the Lagos ...

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World Environment Day: Decades of global attempts to save the planet, by Idris

Professor Nasiru M. Idris

The Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Nasiru Medugu Idris, traces the genesis of the World Environment Day, which made a debut in 1972. Celebrated annually on June 5, the Day, he says, is aimed at educating people about the threats to the environment and encourage them to strike a balance between development and environment Professor ...

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World Environment Day: Nature is sending us a message – Oilwatch

Oil spill pollution

Oilwatch, a network that builds solidarity and promotes a common identity in the peoples of the Global South, celebrate the 2020 World Environmental Day (WED) with a message to the Nigerian government to halt every form of new extractive activities most especially in the Niger Delta region as the activities from the extractive sectors causes harm to natural environment and ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria and unmistakable message from nature – CSDevNet

Dr Ibrahim Choji

Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), in a message in commemoration of the 2020 World Environment Day, insists that well-balanced ecosystems rich in biodiversity are fundamental to human existence, health, peace and progress Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all ...

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Lagos calls for preservation, restoration of biodiversity

Tunji Bello

The Lagos State Government on Friday, June 5, 2020 called for stimulation of action to conserve biological diversity towards preserving and protecting the earth. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, made the call at a Zoom Conference to mark the 2020 World Environment Day with the ...

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