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Cecil: Poachers slay five endangered elephants in Kenya

Lion

While the world mourned Cecil, the 13-year-old lion that was allegedly shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya. Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park on Monday night. The carcasses were recovered by rangers on Tuesday morning – what appeared to be an adult female and her ...

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‘Selling off forests is business for Peruvian government’

Peruvian-Amazon

New report finds that Peruvian government is failing to address the real causes of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon while undermining indigenous peoples’ efforts to protect their forests   A new report has shown that, despite public commitments to protect Peru’s forests, the first Amazonian host of the UN COP is ignoring the real drivers of deforestation and failing to ...

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Conservationists urge action to tackle rising sea level

Conservationists have underlined the need to take practical action aimed at curbing sea level rise and save the environment. At a recent gathering (the 2014 Fauna and Flora Fancy Dress Competitions) in Lagos to observe the World Environment Day, they underscored the importance of joining the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other groups’ effort on climate change enlightenment campaign aimed ...

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Mailafia grants Park Rangers paramilitary status

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, has said that all Park Rangers in National Parks nationwide will be upgraded to paramilitary status. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja during the inauguration of the Steering Committee on the Commercialisation of National Parks. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organisation are similar to those of a professional military, but which is ...

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