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NCF calls for concerted effort to preserve environment

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 called for a concerted effort toward the protection of the environment and the conservation of nature. The foundation made the call at its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. Welcome participants, Chief Philip Asiodu, President, Board of Trustees of NCF, said that the foundation had identified the need to ...

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Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aligns actions to protect plant diversity

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

A new report on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), suggests that while the 16 targets of the decades long plan to protect global plant are unlikely to be met, countries have made considerable progress towards achieving many of them. A gathering of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Such progress is the result of actions under the strategy, ...

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Kenya pledges to enhance conservation of vultures amid threats

Vultures

Kenya will earmark sufficient resources to promote conservation of vultures amid threat of extinction linked to habitat destruction and retaliatory poisoning by herders, officials said on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at an event to mark International Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, said that protecting vultures and other birds of prey from myriad threats ...

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Horticulturist saves plants from becoming extinct

Deforestation

A Nigerian horticulturist, Ibrahim Salisu, has embarked on gathering and replanting millions of plant and flower species in Kaduna to save them from becoming extinct. Deforestation. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk Salisu, the General Manager of Teku International Farm, said on Thursday, August 13, 2020 during a press conference in Kaduna that he was working hard to restore many endangered plants from ...

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Six bison calves born in ‘European Serengeti’

A herd of bison

A reserve of large herbivores, also known as the European Serengeti, in 2020 recorded what is said to be the highest increases in bison since its establishment in 2015. Six European bison calves were born in a protected area, which is in the former military area of Milovice, near Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. A herd of bison with ...

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Global economy better off with more nature protected, says report

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

In what looks like the most comprehensive report to date on the economic implications of protecting nature, over 100 economists and scientists find that the global economy would benefit from the establishment of far more protected areas on land and at sea than exist today. Nature conservation in Nigeria: the report offers evidence that the nature conservation sector drives economic growth The ...

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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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