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Lagos zoo harbours 135-year-old tortoise

tortoise

A tortoise, aged 135 years, has been found in a private zoo in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The good, old tortoise of about the size of a microwave was able to crawl with a woman weighing about 82 kilogrammes on its back. “It’s age is determined by counting the lines on its shells,” says one of the zoo attendants. The massive ...

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DHL delivers Czech-born rhino Eliska to Tanzania

Eliska

To ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time, DHL provided a dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to transport female eastern black rhino Eliska from Czech Republic to Tanzanian sanctuary as part of a conservation project International express delivery provider, DHL, has completed what it describes as a “landmark transportation project” with the delivery of a black rhino from its birthplace in ...

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Costa Rica to shut down zoos, free animals in captivity

monkeys

Costa Rica has announced that it will be the first country in the world to shut down its zoos and free the captive animals they hold. Costa Rica is an especially biodiverse country, holding about 4% of the world’s known species. Sadly, the country is contractually obligated to keep two of its zoos open for another decade. Still, after that, they ...

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Nigeria ready to tackle illicit wildlife trade – Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

The Federal Ministry of Environment with the collaboration of sister agencies has spread its tentacles across the nation’s borders to check the illegal trading in wildlife. Minister of the Environment, Amina J. Mohammed, who announced this in a message to commemorate the World Environment Day celebration in Lagos, also enjoined all Nigerians to join in the war against the illegal ...

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Spate of illegal bird killing in Egypt unveiled

Migratory birds

A new study has revealed that over 75% of bird killing and trapping in Egypt is illegal. BirdLife International releases new data on Mediterranean hotspot for illegal bird killing, and shows graphic video on killing methods. Nature Conservation Egypt (BirdLife in Egypt) and the BirdLife International Secretariat on Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 released a study on the socio-economic drivers of hunting ...

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Gorillas are in danger of extinction, conservationists warn

gorilla

The Grauer’s gorilla, the world’s largest primate, has been a source of continual worry for conservationists for more than two decades. Longstanding conflict in the deep jungles of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo left experts with no choice but to guess at how that gorilla subspecies may be faring. Now, with tensions abating somewhat, researchers finally have an updated gorilla head count — one ...

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How environmentalist shunned financial gains to conserve nature

LUFASI Nature Park

At a time when many are falling over themselves to invest in landed property and reap billions, a man out of his deep commitment to the health of Mother Earth has instead chosen to invest his resources to conserve nature, Kayode Aboyeji reports A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, is a popular Chinese proverb and ...

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West African black rhino, nine other animals presumed extinct

Rhino

The first decade of the 21st century was ripe with discoveries and innovations in the animal kingdom. From 2001 to 2010, new species were found, ground-breaking animal research was published, and some species were brought back from the brink of extinction. But the past 10 years also saw some animals wiped from existence. Here’s a look at the species that ...

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Japan kills 300 whales in defiance of UN verdict

whale

More than 300 whales including 200 pregnant females have been slaughtered in Japan’s latest whaling mission in the Southern Ocean. Japan confirmed the kill as its ships returned from their “scientific” expedition in the Antarctic region on Thursday. Its actions are in defiance of international criticism and despite a 2014 UN legal decision that ruled so-called scientific whaling activity in ...

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Food production worries as pollinators face threat of extinction

Bee pollination

A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce, and so many plants depend on bees or other insects as pollinators. However, the assessment, a ...

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