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Nigeria’s losses in biodiversity must be reversed – Minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says Nigeria’s losses in biodiversity must be reversed, so that the country would use plants to produce drugs for cure of various diseases. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Onu stated this when Dr Dimitri Sanga, Regional Director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ...

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UNESCO partners FRIN to approve 20 global biosphere reserves

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Abuja Regional Office, in collaboration with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), has approved 20 Biosphere Reserves across the globe. A view of participants at the 33rd Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) in Abuja The biosphere reserves were approved on Wednesday, ...

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Biodiversity loss threatening food supplies, livelihoods – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed in Abuja on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the UNESCO-organised 33rd Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) that global loss of biodiversity is threatening the security of the world’s food supplies and the livelihoods of millions of people Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The ...

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New biosphere reserves proposals for review as Nigeria hosts UNESCO biodiversity summit

UNESCO

Nigeria on Monday, September 13, 2021, hosted the 33rd UN Education, Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) summit in Abuja to review progress, define priorities and coordinate international cooperation in support of biodiversity and ecological sciences. Ms Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, making a preentation at the summit Ms Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, while making a remark at the ...

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UNESCO to support Cross River National Park for effective protection of biodiversity

Audrey Azoulay

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has pledged its readiness to support the Cross River National Park for effective protection and preservation of its biodiversity. Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General The UNESCO also pledged to empower residents of the host communities with a view to prevent illegal logging ongoing around the park. Mrs Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of ...

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UNESCO removes Liverpool from World Heritage List

Maritime Mercantile City

Historic docklands and buildings in the UK city of Liverpool have been removed from the UN cultural body UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, it announced on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Maritime Mercantile City, Liverpool, UK UNESCO in a statement said the World Heritage Committee, holding its 44th hybrid session in Fuzhou, decided to delete the property ‘Liverpool – Maritime ...

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UNESCO says DRC’s Salonga National Park is no longer endangered

Salonga National Park

Africa’s largest protected rainforest, Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been removed from UNESCO’s lists of threatened sites, with the UN body recognising the country’s preservation efforts. Salonga National Park The World Heritage Committee praised DRC’s moves to protect its largest national park, notably its commitment to ban prospecting for oil, which it had allowed ...

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Activists laud move to remove Salonga National Park from List of World Heritage in Danger

Salonga National Park

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Monday, July 19, 2021 announced that the Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The World Heritage Committee cited improvements in the state of conservation of the park, as the reason for the decision. Salonga National Park ...

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BirdLife lists threatened World Heritage Sites in Africa as UNESCO committee meets

Kavango Region

As the two-week extended 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee commenced on Friday, July 16, 2021, BirdLife International has raised global attention to some World Heritage Sites in Africa under threat. The Okavango, Region of Kavango, Namibia. Photo credit: Zairon The conservation body hopes that the intergovernmental body, which is responsible for making decisions regarding implementation of the ...

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Nigeria, UNESCO renew commitment to protect Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The Nigerian Government has pledged renewed commitment to partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) towards improving livelihoods of inhabitants of the Lake Chad Region. The climate variability impact on Lake Chad has also worsened the abundance and conservation status of biodiversity. Photo credit: UNEP Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the pledge on ...

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