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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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Minister, UK Commissioner reiterate need for biodiversity restoration in Nigeria

Sharon Ikeazor

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 hosted at her residence a documentary screening of David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity. The movie is a documentary showcasing the over 60 years career of the 93-year-old naturalist. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, speaking at the event It was shot ...

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Biological Diversity Day: IPBES decorated with global sustainability award

Ana María Hernández Salgar

Underscoring celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has been announced as the winner of the 2020 WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, including a prize of one million Swedish Kronor – about $100,000. Ana María Hernández Salgar, Chair of IPBES Among the most prestigious global sustainability recognitions, the Award specifically highlights ...

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International Day on Biological Diversity looks to solutions found in nature

António Guterres

UN leaders marking the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity challenged the international community to promote ecosystem-based solutions that address biodiversity loss, climate change, and land degradation simultaneously, and to mainstream biodiversity in economic sectors. António Guterres. UN Secretary General In its first-ever online-only campaign, this International Day has focused on the theme: “Our Solutions Are in Nature”. The lead ...

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