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Elephants almost extinct in Nigeria, conservationist laments

elephant ivory

Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Nigeria, Mr Andrew Dunn, says  elephants are almost becoming extinct in Nigeria. Poaching: Forest elephants are poached for their ivory and skin, and threatened with extinction Dunn made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Calabar, Cross River State, while commemorating the World Elephant Day. The World Elephant Day is an ...

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Nigeria partners with Germany, UN to stop wildlife crime

Ghada Fathi Waly

To tackle wildlife and forestry crime, Nigeria, Germany and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) came together during a virtual session on the 2020 World Elephant Day to announce a new partnership aimed at strengthening Nigeria’s response to the trafficking of wildlife and forestry products. Ghada Fathi Waly, Director-General/Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs ...

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World Elephant Day: Need to protect Tanzania’s Selous reserve

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As the World Elephant Day is observed on Friday, 12 August 2016, the Tanzanian government has been asked to protect its largest game reserve and the wild species that call it home – including elephants. Director General of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, Marco Lambertini, in a correspondence with Sara Thomas, the WWF Online Advocacy Manager, reflects upon his ...

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