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Combating illegal logging with smartphones, smarter shopping

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CustomMade, an online marketplace, discloses in this treatise that though illegal logging costs the global economy an estimated $30 to $100 billion in lost revenue annually, the mass exodus of our forests has more devastating, long-lasting implications, putting the environment, politics and social stability at risk   Many of us make daily choices to try to live more environmentally conscious lifestyles. But ...

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Liberia, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

Liberia, Norway launch climate and forest partnership Ngafuan

Liberia and Norway have entered into a partnership to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Liberia. The partnership aims at facilitating green growth through the development of a deforestation free agricultural sector in the country. Norway will support Liberia’s efforts with up to $150 million until 2020. The partnership ...

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Mallam directs forestry involvement in Great Green Wall project

Mallam directs forestry involvement in Great Green Wall project Mallam 244x160

Ahead of the expected presidential flag-off of the Great Green Wall project in 11 frontline states in northern Nigeria, Environment Minister, Laurentia Laraba Mallam, has directed the active and full involvement of the Department of Forestry in the Federal Ministry of Environment in the implementation of the Great Green Wall project without delay. She has asked the three Directors of ...

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Kaduna community decries speedy disappearance of forest

Residents of Sankwab, a peninsula community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria who are predominantly peasants, are having sleepless night over their fast changing environment. Community Leader, Mallam Yashim Sadongi, explained that the area, which is surrounded by a river running from South to East and a stream from North to East, is largely agrarian. ...

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Curtail deforestation from monoculture tree plantations, group urges govt

On the occasion of the International Day Against Plantations and Monocultures that was observed recently, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has advised the Nigerian government to go beyond sloganeering by mustering the political will to adopt realistic and community-friendly approaches to fighting the climate change phenomenon instigated by unsustainable forest practices. ERA/FoEN also called on the ...

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‘Place forests under local control to increase incomes and sustainability’

To increase the incomes of many of the billion forest-dependent people worldwide the current model for investment in forests must be turned on its head. An initiative of unprecedented scale, led by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), IUCN and  the Growing Forests Partnerships (GFP), has found that optimising the benefits and productivity of forests requires moving from a ‘resource-led’ model to ...

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Group, communities move to curb deforestation

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has decried the alarming rate of deforestation caused by the charcoal business in Ekiti State, even as it demanded prompt action on the part of the state government to stave off crisis between the charcoal merchants and the local communities. This call was made last week at capacity building/stakeholder forums on strategies ...

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