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COP11: African Lion, Polar Bear, others require strict protection

The 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CMS COP11) to the UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will take place from 4-9 November 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. A High Level Ministerial Panel will be held on 3 November to discuss how to reconcile the rights of nature with the green economy in ...

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Brazil creates new Marine Protected Areas

The Brazilian Federal Government has announced the creation of over 58,000 hectares of new marine Protected Areas in the northern state of Pará, in the Amazon region.  Decrees published on Monday 13 October by the Presidency of Brazil with the Ministry of Environment established three new marine extractive reserves and expanded an existing marine extractive reserve. The measures will underpin biodiversity ...

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Sharks, manta rays receive UN protection

Five species of sharks and two manta ray species on Sunday, September 14 received protection under the United Nation’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) when formal measures to regulate their international trade came into effect. The five sharks and two manta rays species include Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna lewini, Great Hammerhead Shark ...

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BirdLife to Nigeria: Stop persecuting vultures

Vultures

BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership with over 120 partners worldwide, is worried about the precarious state of vulture population in Nigeria. In a recent correspondence to concerned Nigerian authorities, the UK-based bird preservation group raises concern on the gravity of the situation and its significance to public health   Mrs Lawrentia L Mallam, Honourable Minister of Environment, ...

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WCS to manage Nigeria elephants reserve

elephant ivory

  The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that it will partner with the Bauchi State Government to manage the conservation of Yankari Game Reserve, a key protected area in Nigeria that contains the largest remaining population of elephants in the nation and one of the largest in West Africa. WCS signed a four-year MOU with officials in Bauchi State ...

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Saving the African elephant

The surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade has become increasingly worrisome. The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is currently listed as Vulnerable on The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, with population estimates of around 500,000. According to a recent report from IUCN and its partners, the number of elephants killed has ...

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NCF, BirdLife in conservation scheme to renew livelihood, habitat

A team of nature conservation groups has embarked on an initiative designed to improve livelihood and habitats of migratory birds in the Sahel areas of Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mauritania. Tagged “Living on the Edge Project (LOTE),” the project is funded by the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij, an independent lottery that sets aside two-third of its profits for charities ...

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Desmond Majekodunmi: Our lives and those of generations yet unborn rely on healthy environment

Desmond Majekodunmi is the chairman of the Lagos Urban Furniture and Animal Care Initiative, a non-government organisation committed to the preservation of natural resources and the environment. In this interview with Kayode Aboyeji, the electro-acoustic engineer-turned environmentalist who is also Member, Governing Council, of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), speaks about how he got into environmental management, how the country has lost ...

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