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Athens covered in thick pall of smoke from wildfires


The city of Athens was covered in a thick pall of smoke from the wildfires in its northern suburbs. Athens, Greece Greek fire fighters largely subdued a major fire in the northern suburbs of Athens on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 before gusts that could have fanned them returned. Since the first morning light, helicopters and planes have been deployed to ...

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Wildlife: NCF advocates smart agriculture method, advises against bush burning

Bush burning

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says  a smarter agriculture practice devoid of bush burning will promote and improve the ecosystem and  biodiversity of the country. Bush burning Mr Solomon Adefolu and Mr Mohammed Boyi, both NCF Lead, Climate Change Programme Officers, made the assertion in an interview in Lagos on Thursday, March 4, 2021. They spoke on the sideline of ...

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Botswana wildlife office investigates new mysterious elephant deaths

Sumatran elephants

Botswana is investigating yet again the mysterious deaths of elephants, only a few months after 330 of the gray giants died from water-borne bacteria, a local wildlife official said on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Elephants Dimakatso Ntshebe, a Regional Wildlife Officer in Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta, said this in Gaborone. “So far we have been notified of five carcasses that ...

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137 park rangers worldwide died in last 12 months, says global body

World Rangers Day

No fewer than 137 park rangers lost their lives to wildlife attacks among several unfortunate homicide related cases, across seven regions of the world in the last 12 months, the International Rangers Federation (IRF), said on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Female park rangers Its President, Chris Galliers, made the disclosure at the 2020 World Ranger Day, celebrated annually on July 31. Galliers’ ...

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Conservationist wants COVID-19 campaign included in wildlife consumption awareness

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General,  National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, on Friday, June 5, 2020 said campaign on COVID-19 prevention should include awareness on the likely origin of the virus from consumption of wildlife. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni said this in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr Yakubu Zull, in Abuja, to mark the 2020 ...

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COVID-19: Ghanaian experts welcome ban on global trade in wildlife

Kenya wildlife sanctuary

In his lifetime, Nana Yaw Amponsah was famous for his skills in hunting big game such as forest elephants, buffaloes and leopards. He was also celebrated beyond his village of Krabonsu near Kintampo in Ghana’s Bono East Region, for his prowess in using concoctions of herbs and bones of leopards to fortify people against all manner of misfortunes. A wildlife ...

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Superhighway: Government seeks explanation on ‘strange’ wildlife EIA mentions

roloway monkey

The Cross River State Government has some explanation to do regarding a handful of fauna it claims in the proposed Superhighway Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report exists within its confines. In a move that appear to call the authenticity of the report to question, the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEv) has categorically stated that such wildlife do not exist in ...

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As wildlife returns, Ivorian park may be struck off ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recommended withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. The nature conservation body also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and Mongolia to become a new World Heritage site. This advice is included in a set of reports for ...

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Govts urged to impose restrictions on pangolins trade


Environmentalists have urged governments attending a global wildlife conference in South Africa this month to impose maximum restrictions on the trade of endangered pangolins, a scaly mammal that is the inspiration for two Pokemon characters. The long-snouted, nocturnal pangolin, the size of a small dog and found in Africa and Southeast Asia, is the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal, according to the ...

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UNEP lifts wildlife trade embargo on Nigeria


As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2016 World Wildlife Day, Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has disclosed that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has lifted the suspension on trade between Nigeria and other countries in all endangered plants and animal species as well as related products. The Minister has also asked Nigerians to do everything ...

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