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Illegal trade in endangered species causes harm to nature, Lagos warns

Walk for Nature

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Saturday, October 23, 2021 educated the public on the negative impact of illegal trade in endangered species, adding that it had caused serious harm to nature and biodiversity. L-R: Director Technical Programs, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr. Joseph Onaja; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye; Vice Chairman, ...

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Stakeholders devise strategies to address illegal wildlife trade

Pangolin scales

From Pangolin to Forest Elephants, Lion, Cross River Gorilla, Manatees and other endangered species, Nigeria’s wildlife resources are under intense pressure. Over the past few years, there has been a very active market for ivories and other wildlife products – both domestically and internationally, even with the fast-decimating population of these resources. Pangolin scales found packed in 230 bags among ...

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Illegal pangolin trade: What’s right, what’s missing and what’s next?


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has, in recent years, become more visible in the course of environmental protection through its demeanor against trans-boundary wildlife crimes. The preparedness, coordination and firmness always displayed by the agency are commendable hallmarks of a purpose-led leadership heralding the emergence of a system with zero tolerance to wildlife crimes. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to ...

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NESREA seizes endangered birds from illegal wildlife traders in Abuja


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Thursday, July 15, 2021 seized endangered birds from alleged illegal wildlife traders in Abuja. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, NESREA, inspecting the siezed birds The agency also warned against illegal wildlife trade in the country. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, NESREA, while briefing  newsmen on the enforcement action carried out against illegal ...

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No more room for illegal wildlife trade, says govt

confiscated parrot

The Conservator General, National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says there is no more room for illegal wildlife trade in the country as offenders will be prosecuted. The Conservator General holding the caged confiscated parrot Goni made this known on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Abuja when the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) handed over a confiscated parrot to the ...

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