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Nigeria lost 97% of forest resources to poaching – NCF

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

Deforestation

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

Deforestation

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: telegraph.co.uk 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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Fires on the rise in Brazil’s Amazon despite ban

Amazon forest fires

In spite of a ban, the number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon region continues to rise, according to official figures released Saturday, August 1, 2020. Amazon Forest on fire In the nine Brazilian states bordering the Amazon basin, the number of fires rose by more than 20 per cent in July compared to the same month last year, data released ...

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New forest policy will help preserve Nigeria’s ecosystems, says minister

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, has said that the new National Forest Policy (NFP) recently approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will assist the country in the sustainable management of its vast forest resources. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar He added that the NFP would also help to preserve Nigeria’s rich ecosystems as well as ...

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Africa described as global epicentre of deforestation

Anssi Pekkarinen

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says Africa lost 3.9 million hectares of forest between 2010 and 2020. FAO’s forestry expert, Anssi Pekkarinen This, according to the United Nations agency, makes it the continent with the largest annual net rate of deforestation in the last decade. The data came in the FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 reports released on ...

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Biological Diversity Day: UN report demands urgent action to safeguard forests’ biodiversity

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released on Friday, May 22, 2020. A forest reserve in Ghana Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity that was observed on Friday, the report shows that the conservation of the world’s ...

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Cross River task force bans illegal logging

Ben Ayade

The Anti-Deforestation Taskforce set up by Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has announced a ban on illegal logging across the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State The order was contained in a press release signed by the Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Agan Modey and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, May ...

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