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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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NCF calls for joint efforts to preserve the environment

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called for a joimt effort aimed at protecting the environment and conservation of nature. NCF President, Izoma Philip Asiodu The foundation made the call at its 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The NCF Director General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, while speaking with journalists, said that Nigerians needed to ...

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Why zoo culture is disappearing in Nigeria, by experts

Zoological Garden

Some experts have decried what they called disappearing zoo culture in the country, attributing it to poor maintenance of most zoological gardens and the current state of the nation’s economy. The University of Ibadan Zoological Garden Answering questions during a survey, the experts said that the poor state of the economy had compelled most Nigerians to consider visiting zoological gardens ...

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

pangolins

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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Namibia to proceed with planned auction of 170 elephants

elephants

The Namibian government on Friday, January 22, 2021 said it was going ahead with plans to auction 170 high value wild elephants on January 29 due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, despite objection from conservation groups. Elephants. Photo credit: planetsave.com The drought-prone southwest African nation announced last December that an increase in incidents of human-elephant conflict had ...

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Group collaborates with Ondo on forest restoration

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

An environment non-governmental organisation (NGO), Urban Tree Revival Initiative (UTRI), and the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources are collaborating towards restoring forests and conserving nature in the state. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State Founder of the NGO, Ms Omobola Eko, in an interview in Lagos on Monday, December 21, 2020 said that the move was to halt subsisting ...

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GEF Council moves to boost nature protection amid pandemic

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Representatives of the Global Environment Facility’s 184 member countries moved this week, during a virtual meeting, to financially support countries seeking to protect nature and tackle environmental priorities amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and endorsed new approaches to engage with the private sector and confront future zoonotic disease risks. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson The 59th ...

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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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