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Forester clamours preservation of flora and fauna

Owu Waterfall

The Kwara State Director of Forestry, Alhaji Babatunde Mahmud, has said that forest animals are beneficial to the people and should take good care of them. Owu Waterfall Mahmud said this on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 during a visit to Owu Waterfall and its environs with his team on the occasion of International Day of Biodiversity (IDB). The commemoration was ...

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Environmentalist calls for preservation of local forests

Omo-Forest-Reserve

An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for joint efforts in the preservation of local forests in the country. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-gap Initiative, an environmental non-profit organisation, made the call on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Lagos. The environmentalist noted that it was important for individuals to collaborate with government ...

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Cross River forest sustainability trainees demand empowerment

Burkina-Faso

In an effort to sustain one of the remaining prominent rain forest regions in Nigeria, over 100 persons in Cross River State have been trained on ways to preserve the forest. But to ensure such high forest sustainability, the trainees have called for an all embracing empowerment programme to enable them build alternative means of livelihood and keep their claws ...

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Indian girl discovered living in forest with monkeys

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Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she was discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, ...

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Proposed wood source for Indonesian mill sparks conflict

ratno-budi

A potential wood supplier for one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills does not have the consent of local communities A joint investigation report released on Wednesday, March 8 2017 by Indonesian NGOs titled “Local Communities Reject PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera, Potential Supplier to APP’s OKI Mill”, details the opposition of local communities to the development of industrial ...

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Planations’ role in Borneo forest loss, by study

Douglas Sheil

New study analyses four decades of satellite images – overturning assumptions about the role of industrial plantations in Borneo forest loss Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the ...

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Super Highway: HOMEF urges CRSG to halt assault on community, forests

Superhighway

The Cross River State Government (CRSG) has been asked to halt the bulldozers destroying farms at Etara/Eyeyen and are continuing towards Ekuri and Okuni forests/communities, preparatory to the construction of a highway. According to the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), the authorities should reroute the Super Highway along a less damaging path and away from community forests and the National ...

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Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

The Ogun State Government has solicited the support of stakeholders in the state’s forestry sector to join its efforts in curbing illegal felling of trees in government owned forest reserves in order to enhance its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, gave the charge while addressing the Timber Contractors Association, Ogun Waterside Chapter, during a working visit ...

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UN to decorate Wapichan community for defending land, forests

Wapichan

The Wapichan people in Guyana, South America, have received the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in recognition of their prolonged efforts to legally secure their ancestral lands and conserve extensive rainforests and diverse wildlife habitats in the South Rupununi. In common with many indigenous peoples across South America, Wapichan communities are vulnerable to land grabs and marginalisation ...

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Export trade in forest risk commodities destroying rainforests

Andrew Mitchell

The Global Canopy Programme’s ‘Forest 500’, the world’s first rainforest ratings agency that analyses the most influential companies, investors and governments in the race towards a deforestation-free global economy, on Wednesday launched its annual results. It revealed that while the corporate sector improved marginally overall, many laggards are yet to make public sustainability commitments. Commercial agriculture drives at least two ...

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