Walk for Nature (WFN) is an annual nature advocacy event jointly organized by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and NCF to create awareness and promote nature conservation and sustainable environmental management for the protection of Nigeria’s biological resources. The event also encourages people to take positive actions and support natural resource management efforts for present and future generations, to reverse the impact of climate change and continuing decline of Nigeria’s wildlife resources in line with the global call for positive action. Protecting the rich biodiversity that occur in Lagos State is of global conservation importance as an important route for Afro-Eurasian species of birds and an important breeding ground for the other aquatic species. NCF has partnered with the Lagos State Government in organizing “Walk for Nature” for the past nine years and has enjoyed tremendous support and cooperation of Corporate Organizations, civil society groups and public. The goal of this initiative is that it should be adopted at the National level to be implemented simultaneously in all States of the Federation or at least in the six geo-political zones. As people are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and reflecting this in their everyday choices, the event offers a…
GREEN RECOVERY NIGERIA STAKEHOLDERS' SUMMIT https://dailytimes.ng/news/ncf-launches-green-recovery-restore-forest-rehabilitation-nigeria%e2%80%8e/ https://guardian.ng/interview/kogi-state-needs-external-support-to-develop-its-forestry/ PARTNERS NEWS http://punchng.com/lufasi-wants-more-efforts-in-nature-conservation/ THE SEARCH INSIDE-OUT WITH AGATHA
FINIMA NATURE PARK http://citydezigns.com/the-finima-nature-park-and-my-love-for-green-architecture/ STORY OF CHIMPANZEES/ELEPHANT IN OSO https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/oryx/article/first-photographs-of-chimpanzees-in-the-omo-forest-reserve-nigeria/576CBD3F8A5824F5ADE1A713E8B40E34 https://www.farsightconservation.co.uk/omo-forest-reserve SAVE THE VULTURE STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP http://punchng.com/ncf-warns-against-killing-of-vultures/ https://guardian.ng/property/nigerian-vultures-face-extinction/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/08/need-vultures-survive-amosun-ncf-others/ APPEARANCE ON CHANNELS TV https://youtu.be/w_jSvXTJaqw https://youtu.be/10p4-pwcM2Q https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ_1JaaxudI OTHER GENERAL STORIES https://newtelegraphonline.com/2017/07/reversing-vulture-vulnerability-nigeria/ http://www.environewsnigeria.com/saving-fading-lekki-coastline/ We hope you enjoy reading and continue to support the work of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation.
Cross River Tropical Rainforest, the largest remaining rainforest ecosystem in Nigeria and one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world is facing a very serious threats of degradation on account of the proposed Super Highway project of the Cross River State Government . This rich forest estate is serving as home to highly threatened species including 1,568 plant species of which 77 are endangered medicinal plants and orchids, 22 primate species such as the Cross River gorilla (with only about 300 individuals remaining in the wild), Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, drill monkeys, and a range of other wildlife species facing one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time. Recent policy direction of the Cross River State Government has given consent for the unprecedented destruction of pristine forest habitats for the construction of the Super Highway. Consequently, dozens of earthmovers have been sighted in forest reserves and community forests making permanent and irreversible alterations to the rich forest landscape of Bakassi, Akamkpa, Ikom, Boki, and Bekwara Local Government Areas (LGAs). Sadly, this action is aggravating widespread poverty and ultimately resulting in untold hardship among indigenous communities that live adjacent to these forests. Essentially, this unplanned and unsustainable developmental action of government…
 The Nigerian Conservation Foundation is looking for qualified, competent, proactive, resourceful and professional individuals for immediate employment to fill the following vacant positions: POSITION: CONSERVATION ASSISTANT Requirements for the Positions: OND in Wildlife Management or Forestry. School Certificate holders with strong passion for nature can also apply. Good knowledge about nature interpretation (plants, animals, habitats etc). Candidates must be physically fit, alert and technically-sound. Ability to collect, interpret and analyse biological data. Good inter-personal relationship and team player. Effective communication skills and computer literacy. Ability to work on shift (night), weekends and public holidays. REMUNERATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS Negotiable. METHOD OF APPLICATION Suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications together with their curriculum vitae on or before Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Human Resources, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Km. 19, Lagos-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The NCF Management has approved the introduction of new rates for facility usage, while the entry fees remain the same. The new rates took effect on 17th July, 2017. DESCRIPTION NEW APPROVED RATES A. Entry fees into the Nature Reserve Children (1-10 Years) N200 per Person Children (11- 17 Years) N300 per Person Student with valid I.D card N300 per Person Adult N1,000 per Person Group visits {Maximum of 30 people for any events. N25,000 per Group B. Use of Facilities Rotunda (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) N200,000 with a refundable deposit of N50,000 out of which *N5,000* is deductible for clean-up (total N250,000) Nature Station N50,000 with a refundable deposit of N20,000 out of which *N5,000* is deductible for clean-up (total N70,000) Boardroom N100,000 with a refundable deposit of N20,000 out of which *N5,000* is deductible for clean-up (total N120,000) LCC Premises N120,000 with a refundable deposit of N30,000 out of which *N5,000* is deductible for clean-up (total N150,000) Rotunda and Premises N400,000 with a refundable deposit of N50,000 out of which *N5,000* is deductible for clean-up (total N450,000) Use of all Facilities (Rotunda, Premises and Nature Station) N700,000 with a refundable deposit of N50,000 out of which*N5,000* is…
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