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International Day for Biodiversity: Nigeria, Cameroun plan transboundary nature tourism areas

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Nigerian government announced on Monday, May 22, 2017 that it is collaborating with the Republic of Cameroun, plans to establish three Transboundary Protected Areas that will serve as international tourism centres. According to a statement made available to EnviroNews, these are the Cross River-Korub and Takamanda, the Gashaka-Gumti-Faro and Tchabal Mbabo, and the Chad Basin-Waze transboundary Parks. These Parks, ...

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International Day for Biodiversity: Nature-based tourism holds key to conserving nature – IUCN


Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Inger Andersen, in a statement to commemorate the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017, stresses that, if done right, the tourism industry also holds the key to conserving nature, and ensuring a more sustainable development. According to the Danish economist and environmentalist, nature-based tourism makes up more than ...

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International Day for Biodiversity: CITES applauds as Nepal destroys confiscated wildlife parts

Bengal tigers

At the occasion of the destruction of confiscated and other wildlife parts at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, which was timed to coincide with the International Day for Biodiversity on Monday, May 22 2017, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), John E. Scanlon, commended Nepal for fulfilling CITES requirements. At the event, ...

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