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The pull of the mangroves and the sea, by Nnimmo Bassey


There is something about water that draws humans and other living beings. Could it be the fact that up to 60 percent of the human body is made up of water? When people say that water is life, the meaning goes deeper than the fact that water quenches our thirst, refreshes us and generally feeds us. It also refers to ...

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Nigeria to restore Niger Delta area’s mangrove ecosystem

Sharon Ikeazor

As part of measures towards ensuring the protection of mangroves and oceans in the country, the Nigerian government is considering a National Mangrove Restoration Project that will deliver environmental and sustainable livelihood benefits for people living in the Niger Delta region. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, announced ...

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World Mangrove Day: Gender equity key to mangrove restoration

Mangroves gender

Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and clearly divided. Women and men differ in how they interact and depend upon mangroves – how they use the ecosystem, which mangrove products they choose, and the benefits they receive, write Juliet Blum and Dorothée Herr, as the ...

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