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Namibia to proceed with planned auction of 170 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: 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


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


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: 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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