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Environmentalist advocates more afforestation activities to curb desertification

Burkina Faso tree planting

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for increased afforestation efforts to address the growing desertification encroachment on farmable lands in the country. Combating desertification: Planting some 20,000 trees to create living hedges Odubote, the regional manager of “Let’s Do it Africa”, a non-profit organisation with bias for environmental issues, made the call in an interview on Monday, June 21, ...

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Nigeria loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest yearly – NCF DG

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says the country loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest annually to environmental degradation. NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano The NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano, disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at a seminar to commemorate the Word Environment Day. The theme of the seminar was “Ecosystem Restoration’’. Aminu-Kano also used the occasion to ...

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COP26: Nigeria, 22 others endorse joint ministerial statement on forest protection

Nigeria REDD+

The COP26 Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue has taken a significant step in bringing together over 20 countries to commit to protecting the world’s forests and natural habitats from destruction. Nigeria has joined 22 other countries to endorse a joint statement committing them to working together to protect the world’s forest. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Twenty-three ...

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Tony Erha: Rooting environmental consciousness in Edo media executives

Tony Erha

It is a salient and current issue that truly deserves discussion, even on one of the very WhatsApp Media Forums or Platforms that this writer belongs and as a contributory member. Indeed, debating “every” common problem, as it affects the common people, ideally underlines the establishment of such discourse platforms, which ordinarily profess to the pro bono publico deeds. Tony ...

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Deforestation: Cross River LG boss issues three-week ultimatum to loggers

timber extraction

The Chairman, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Mr John Ewa, has issued a three week ultimatum to loggers to vacate Boki forests or face severe consequences. The ineffectiveness of ban on logging in Cross River State is exposed as timber extraction reportedly goes on in Boki, close to Boje, the LG headquarter Ewa issued the ultimatum in a ...

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Nigeria lost 97% of forest resources to poaching – NCF


The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Mukhtar Aminu-Kano, has submitted that Nigeria has lost about 97 per cent of wildlife and forest resources to poaching. Participants at the workshop Aminu-Kano raised the alarm in an interview on the sideline of a workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade in vultures on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Kano. The workshop, themed ...

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Kano to enact forestry law to curb deforestation

Kano State

The Kano State Government says it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment. Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, Kano State Commissioner for Environment, during the environmental sanitation exercise Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, the Commissioner for Environment, stated this while inspecting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Kano, ...

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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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Investigation raises fresh concern over coal mining, deforestation imbalance in India

Shri Narendra Modi

A new investigation by CSE/Down To Earth magazine has raised questions about the rationale behind the Indian government’s recent move to auction more coal blocks. On June 18, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that 41 new coal blocks would be opened for auction to the private sector. The logic behind the decision, as offered by the government, was that ...

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Horticulturist saves plants from becoming extinct


A Nigerian horticulturist, Ibrahim Salisu, has embarked on gathering and replanting millions of plant and flower species in Kaduna to save them from becoming extinct. Deforestation. Photo credit: Salisu, the General Manager of Teku International Farm, said on Thursday, August 13, 2020 during a press conference in Kaduna that he was working hard to restore many endangered plants from ...

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