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Cross River forest sustainability trainees demand empowerment

Burkina-Faso

In an effort to sustain one of the remaining prominent rain forest regions in Nigeria, over 100 persons in Cross River State have been trained on ways to preserve the forest. But to ensure such high forest sustainability, the trainees have called for an all embracing empowerment programme to enable them build alternative means of livelihood and keep their claws ...

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World Bank, partners supervise Burkina Faso community forestry project

Burkina-Faso

A year after its launch, a World Bank team on March 13-18, 2017 visited Burkina Faso for the supervision of the Support Project for Forest-dependent People (PAPF). The goal of the mission was to monitor and support the activities of the project. The visit, it was gathered, gave an opportunity for consulting with the Project’s actors and partners, such as ...

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Superhighway: We need good roads but not at expense of cultural heritage – Ekuri

Ekuri

Courtesy of the Benin City, Edo State-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), representatives of communities that are being impacted by the Superhighway Project of the Cross Rivers State Government brainstormed for three days last week (from Thursday to Saturday) on challenges concerning the controversial scheme. The meeting built the capacity of community stakeholders on issues related to their forests as well as the overall impact ...

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Photos: Cross River, community in face-off over Super Highway

Ekuri community

For generations, the Ekuri people have relied completely on their ancestral forest for all of their needs. It provides not only fruits, vegetables and other forest products but also their medicines and shapes their unique culture, language and identity. The Ekuri Initiative, an NGO, was established to protect their forests and has successfully brought development benefits to their villages at the ...

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Ogar: How forest fragmentation mirrors social fragmentation

Chief Edwin Ogar

Forests ecosystems are a dynamic, constantly changing community of living things, interacting with non-living components. Forests are valued on social, environmental, cultural and economic factors. We need forests. They provide wood and non-timber products and services, play a key role in the fight against climate change, make an important contribution to our economy through supporting regional communities, as well as ...

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Govts, business, civil society, indigenous leaders pledge to end loss of forests

An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. That is equivalent to removing the carbon emissions ...

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Unveiling the hidden treasures in Nigeria’s Forest

We journeyed from Calabar and passed through Ikot Offiong before finally arriving at Akpabinyo Township in Cross River State. The Police Secondary School was one of the major landmarks on the voyage to discover some of the hidden treasures in the forest of Cross River. On my mind was the main objective of pinpointing the nuisance palms along the waterways ...

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‘Place forests under local control to increase incomes and sustainability’

To increase the incomes of many of the billion forest-dependent people worldwide the current model for investment in forests must be turned on its head. An initiative of unprecedented scale, led by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), IUCN and  the Growing Forests Partnerships (GFP), has found that optimising the benefits and productivity of forests requires moving from a ‘resource-led’ model to ...

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