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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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Deforestation: Fresh calls for shift to non-timber produce exploitation

Kolawole-Lawal

Stakeholders are calling for a gradual shift of focus from timber exploitation to non-timber produce, in the light of widespread deforestation being perpetrated through human activities especially illegal felling of trees in forest reserves across the South-Western part of the country. Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, through his Media Aide, Mr. Damilare Olubayode, made this submission in ...

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Ogba Zoo: Obaseki to issue Executive Order to halt deforestation

Ogba Zoo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says he intends to issue an Executive Order that will stop further deforestation and encroachment on the land belonging to the Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park in Benin City, the state capital. The governor made the disclosure recently while receiving the report of a committee set up by the government to investigate the ...

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Campaigners flay proposed Norway-backed Congo forest logging

Paris Agreement

The Norwegian government is said to be considering whether to finance industrial logging in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 20 million hectares of virgin forest could be handed over to the timber industry. It is believed that Norway will commit some €16 million to the project. The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to ...

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Norway multi-faith summit explores avenue to curb deforestation

King Harald V of Norway

Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist and Jewish leaders to join with indigenous forest guardians to express moral commitment and explore faith-based mobilisation to end deforestation For the first time, leaders from many of the world’s religions will meet in Oslo, Norway to discuss the spiritual and ethical responsibility they share to protect rainforests, one of the planet’s most vital life-support systems. ...

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NCF launches ‘Green Recovery Nigeria’ to restore dwindling forest landcape

NCF-GRN

Bothered by the nation’s alarmingly diminishing forest resources, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) appears to have taken the gauntlet in the bid to address the somewhat unsavoury development. Courtesy of a re-greening initiative tagged: “Green Recovery Nigeria (GRN),” the national environment watchdog aims to restore the nation’s forest cover to at least 25% within the next three decades. “It is ...

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