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Kenya says a rare white giraffe spotted in a conservancy

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 reported the sighting of a rare white giraffe in a privately-owned conservancy in the north-eastern county of Garissa that neighbours Somalia. Rare white giraffe in a private Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya According to KWS, the white giraffe, whose gender had not been verified, was spotted foraging at Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy ...

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Experts highlight nature based solutions to curb pandemics

Dr Onoja Joseph

Technical Director, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja, joined other world leaders in nature conservation to promote biodiversity at a webinar conference organised by the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, on Friday, May 22, 2020 in commemoration of the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) with the theme “Our Solutions are in Nature”. Dr Onoja Joseph of the Nigerian ...

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Ikemeh, Whitley Awards winner, urges Nigeria, UK govts to support conservation

A Nigerian wildlife conservationist, Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh, has called on both the Nigerian and UK governments to support organisations that focus on conservation to scale up and expand their reach. Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh Ikemeh, a Whitley Fund for Nature Award winner and founder of the South West/Niger Delta Forest Project, made the call during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May ...

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South Africa to investigate allegations of illegal wildlife trade with China

Barbara Creecy

South Africa says it will investigate allegations made in a recent report that its indigenes are trading thousands of wild endangered animals illegally with China. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy The allegations were made in a report produced by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) titled: “Breaking Point: Uncovering South Africa’s Shameful Live Wildlife Trade with ...

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Migratory Bird Day: Groups seek awareness on migratory birds’ key role

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In commemoration of World Migratory Bird Day 2020 observed on Saturday, May 9, the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) in collaboration with the Nigerian Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and the SDGs (NCSFPAS) has called for increased awareness on the important role migratory birds play as a vital part of healthy ecosystems, nature conservation and environmental management. Migratory ...

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World Nature Conservation Day: Building eco-attitude among youths

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Nature conservation is the term used to describe the protection, preservation, management, and care of earth’s invaluable biological diversity. These resources extend beyond fauna and flora; that is, animals and plants, it also includes, soil, forest, rocks, water and even more. Nature is the reflection of everything on earth; it is the fruit of the millions of years through evolution ...

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225 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

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Indonesian authorities have seized a haul of hundreds of critically endangered pangolins and scales worth $190,000, officials said on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The authorities say they arrested two suspected wildlife smugglers after a raid on a port warehouse in Sumatra uncovered more than 200 pangolins, many of them dead from stress and dehydration. Ministry of Environment and Forestry official ...

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

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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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Climate change negatively impacting wildlife – Study

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A team of scientists reporting in the journal Nature Climate Change say that negative impacts of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife have been massively underreported. In a new analysis, authors found that nearly half of the mammals and nearly a quarter of the birds on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are negatively impacted by climate change, with nearly 700 species ...

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Sharks, rays high on CITES COP17 Agenda

Silky sharks

Delegates to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that began on Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be asked to consider bringing more sharks and rays under CITES trade controls. This entails adding silky sharks, thresher sharks and devil rays to the ...

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