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Nigeria losing billions by not tapping opportunities in forest sector – Don

Nigeria REDD+

 A university don, Prof. Tope Ajayi, has said forestry has the potential of helping to create dependable economic fortunes for the Federal Government and the 36 states in their ongoing economic diversification efforts, if properly harnessed. Nigeria is said to be losing billions by not exploring opportunities in the forest sector. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Ajayi gave the ...

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Carrying forward the Olympic spirit to care for our forests

Tokyo Olympics Stadium

Ahead of the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea, whereby forestry specialists and policymakers will come together to make decisions about the future of our forests, Eunsik Park, Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, and Peter Csoka, Associate Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, FAO, explore the sustainability steps of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, ...

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Lack of funds, boundary disputes hinder forest reserves protection – Expert

Nigeria REDD+

Head, Forestry and Wildlife Department, Anambra State Ministry of Environment, Mrs Onyinye Achugamonye, has identified lack of funds and boundary disputes as challenges of forest conservation in the state. A community forest. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Achugamonye said this at the Anambra Forest-Landscape Restoration Action Plan workshop, on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Awka, the state capital. Speaking ...

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Private forestry sector looks forward to the issuance of FLEGT licences in Ghana

Forest Industries Association of Ghana (FIAG)

Ghana’s private forestry sector has been operating for about 130 years now and is a major revenue generator for the country. But in the last few decades, the sector’s comfort zone has been shaken by events and challenges including the rapidly dwindling resource base due to forest depletion and degradation, climate change, competing land uses, global trends in environmental protection ...

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Angola to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually

Manuel Nunes Junior

Angola’s forestry potential is estimated at 70 million hectares, which allows it to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually. Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Junior Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Junior, said this at a forum late Thursday, April 29, 2021. If the available forestry resources are exploited in a rational ...

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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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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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Ogun clamours fresh forest reserves in South West region

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government is canvassing for the establishment of more forest reserves in the South West geo-political zone with the conviction that the step will help in mitigating the effect of climate change and control acute weather. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made the call recently while featuring on a live television programme in Abeokuta, the capital city. ...

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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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Ogun battles illegal logging, urges tree planting

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government has called on “Baales” and other community leaders in the three senatorial districts to partner government in tackling nefarious activities of illegal loggers in the state-owned forest reserves. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, made the call recently during an interactive session with the State Council of Baales in the ministry’s conference room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the sate ...

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