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Govt asked to educate Nigerians against illegal bushmeat trade, consumption

Linus Unah

WildAid, a non-profit organisation saddled with the responsibility of ending illegal wildlife trade, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to educate its citizenry on consequences of the illegal trade and consumption of wildlife. Linus Unah, the West African Representatives of WildAid, speaking during the press conference Making this call at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, January 12, ...

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Bushmeat consumption can endanger wildlife preservation, says WildAid


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), WildAid, has advised against indiscriminate consumption of bushmeat to avert the extinction of some animals. Dried bushmeat on display for sale in Lagos. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images Mr Linus Unah, West Africa representative, WildAid, gave the advice in Lagos on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the launch of its Campaign against Bushmeat Consumption. Unah ...

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COVID-19: Partnership urges science-based approach to wildlife management

Wildlife migration

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) has called for a pragmatic, factual and science-based approach to the wildlife management challenges that have arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wildlife migration In a statement, CPW partners put forward four guiding principles to steer decision-making towards actions that would work to reduce the risks of the rise and ...

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Vulture: An unsung hero of the environment


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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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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