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NCF names Tito Da Fire, Mariam Longe as Save Vulture Ambassadors

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The  Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has  named two celebrities, Tito Da Fire and Mariam Longe as “Save Vulture Ambassadors’’. Vultures The ambassadorial position was given to the duo in Lagos on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in recognition of their advocacy for the protection of vultures. While handing over the symbolic plaque of recognition to the duo, the Director-General of NCF, Dr ...

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Vultures and environment: Myths, benefits and threat

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Environmentalists note that although vultures are viewed with disdain – dirty, ugly and unhygienic birds – they play fundamental roles in protecting the environment by scavenging activities. Vultures Underscoring the importance of vultures, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) observed the International Vulture Awareness Day recently, describing vultures as environmental sanitary officers with a clean-up service. Dr. Joseph Onoja, the Director ...

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Vulture: An unsung hero of the environment

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The advent and rise in zoonotic diseases such as Ebola, Monkey-pox and Avian influenza and now the novel Coronavieus has inspired scientists to probe into causes of these preventable outbreaks. Not only the outbreaks but specifically in the spread, mortalities recorded and coping mechanisms while finding solutions. Vultures Though it appears unclear, recent scientific researches are linking the decline of ...

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World Environment Day: What vultures’ decline portends for health, economy – NCF

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Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Adeniyi Karunwi, is bothered by the rate at which vultures are declining. In this treatise, he emphasises that people need to be aware of the good services vultures provide to them, and as such participate in tackling the troubles faced by the endangered birds The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern ...

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Again, worry over African vultures imminent extinction

Dr Julius Arinaitwe, BirdLife International’s Africa Programme Director

Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. The main causes of the drop in African vulture ...

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Nations move to stop decline of vultures

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A further 18 birds of prey species have been listed at an international meeting of government representatives and experts this week in Trondheim, Norway. Seven of these species under threat are critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List. The 2nd Meeting of the Signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey (Raptors MOU) ...

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