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UNESCO to support Cross River National Park for effective protection of biodiversity

Audrey Azoulay

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has pledged its readiness to support the Cross River National Park for effective protection and preservation of its biodiversity. Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General The UNESCO also pledged to empower residents of the host communities with a view to prevent illegal logging ongoing around the park. Mrs Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of ...

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Superhighway route should avoid Ekuri, National Park, government insists


It appears the Cross Rivers State Government (CRSG) has a high mountain to climb in its bid to build its much-vaunted but controversial six-lane, 275km long Superhighway. Designed to link Calabar, the state capital, to the neighboring Benue State, the $3.5 billion highway will pass through biodiversity rich forests in the Ekuri community as well as the Cross River National ...

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Conservationist confronts Dangote over alleged ‘plantation in national park’


Nigerian conservationist, Odey Oyama, recently discovered freshly cut logs on the edge of a pineapple plantation, and nearby sits a saw mill. The Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate, seems to be clearing the forest in the Cross River National Park to plant pineapple. And Oyama has no doubt that the company will continue destroying forest to expand its plantations. “Farming ...

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Dangote may pay N100bn for degrading Cross River National Park


If the Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC) were to have its way, Dansa Foods, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, would cough up a whopping N100 billion as aggravated ecological damage to the Cross River National Park. In a pre-action notice by Messrs Kanu G. Agabi & Associates, solicitors to RRDC (a non-governmental organisation), the Calabar-based Dansa Agro Allied ...

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Buhari to launch highway re-routed through REDD+ project site


President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to perform the ground breaking ceremony of the new 260km Super Highway Dual Carriage Road running from Calabar in Cross River State to the northern part of the country on Tuesday, 20th October, 2015. Host, Governor Ben Ayade, has fixed the venue of the event for Obung Village, Netim Clan, Akamkpa Local Government Area. But ...

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