Nigerian Government has been admonished to not only be thinking of economic growth and forget other major pillars that make sustainable development holistic i.e. environmental stewardship and social inclusion - which cut across all sectors of development. The advice was given by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation at her 24th Annual General Meeting in Lagos. The President of the Foundation, Chief Philip Asiodu in his speech said that effort should be made to exploit all available options to get financial resources to generate sustainable development practices aimed at empowering people to adopt climate friendly survival options. He added that everyone should support the need to implement programmes and projects that are environmental friendly while boosting environmental awareness and education, advocating positive lifestyles and influencing policy for an ethical management of what we regard as free gifts of nature. "It is only by investing in nature that we can create a sustainable future for everyone". In his own remarks, the Chairman of the Foundation, Ambassador Hamzat Ahmadu, called on the government to incorporate the environmental education strategy which was developed long ago into the National Education Curriculum of Secondary Schools. "Environmental Education at the secondary school level will ensure that children, at…
The importance of water to the survival of humans and other creatures was stressed at the 2013 Walk for nature organized by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation in collaboration with the Lagos State Government in Lagos. Speaking at the annual event to create awareness on environment issues, titled "Water for Life" with the support of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Aluko & Oyebode, UPDC Plc., Fidelity Bank Plc., SAEPETROL, Sovereign Trust Insurance and Seven-Up Bottling Company, the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola stated that water is vital for all known forms of life adding that without water, there would be no people , no animals, nor plants. "It is therefore clear that water can exit very well without people but people cannot exist without water". In his welcome address, the President of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Chief Philip Asiodu, represented by Ambassador Hamzat Ahmadu said that In order to help to achieve the internationally agreed water-related goals contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, and in Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit of Sustainable Development (WSSD), the 'Water for Life' Decade (2005-2015) was declared to focus on water-related issues at all levels and on the implementation of…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) with support from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) offers research grants to Nigerian citizens wishing to undertake research work in fields related to nature conservation and sustainable livelihood. The grant shall be to support a PhD programme. VISION: NCF has a vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with nature. MISSION: This vision is what drives the following NCF mission statements: The preservation of a full range of Nigeria’s biodiversity which includes species, ecosystems and genetic biodiversity The promotion of sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations; and The advocacy of actions that minimize pollution and wasteful utilization of renewable resources. Candidates will be selected based on (among others) the quality of their research proposal. Requirements: Candidates must be Nigerian citizens. Candidates must have M.Sc. Degree or equivalent qualification in Biological Sciences, Social Sciences or Law (Environmental Law/Protection) but related to environmental resources management Candidates must have secured admission into a Nigerian university towards a PhD degree in any of the fields stated in No. 2 above. Candidates must develop acceptable research proposals that meet NCF's vision and mission. Proposals must have correlation with local and…
Wetlands are not waste lands rather, they are wealth lands that play significance role in poverty alleviation. They are life wires to many economic activities such as crop cultivation, fishing, livestock rearing etc.These were the words of the Project Manager, Living on the Edge, Nigeria, Mohammed Garba Boyi at the World Wetland Day (WWD) celebration organized by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation Living on the Edge Project (LotE) sponsored by Aage Jensen Charity Foundation in partnership with Birdlife International under the Wildlife Club of Africa Phase II Project.Mohammed, who delivered a key note address titled Values and Services rendered by Wetlands Ecosystem in the Sahel, said that celebrating the 2013 WWD at the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands (the first Ramsar site in Nigeria) was of great significance to promote awareness on its immense benefit to biodiversity and livelihood support in the community.He expressed worry on the danger that the ecosystem faced in the area as a result of natural and human induced factors such as, drought, unsustainable harvest of resources, and colonization by invasive species.While highlighting efforts being made to curtail the menace of the threats, Mohammed said the Living on the Edge Project embarked on raising/creating awareness on the need to conserve…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for releasing N10 Billion for the commencement of the implementation of the Great Green Wall Project.The Minister of the Environment, Hajiya Hadiza Mailafia recently at the National Conference on Environment in Makurdi, Benue State, stated that the Federal Government has made a commitment of N10 billion towards the implementation of the United Nations-backed programme.Great green wall brings together 11 countries to plant trees across Africa to literally hold back the Sahara desert with a swathe of greenery, lessen the effects of desertification and improve the lives and livelihoods of communities.In Nigeria, the project aims to address desertification, enhance natural resource management and promote ecosystem integrity in the dryland in the Northern parts of the Country. The Nigerian Project stretches from Zamfara and Kebbi States in the North West corner along the northern border of Nigeria to the extreme eastern border in Borno State. Eight States are involved in the Project.While commending the Government for the great effort made and its commitment towards the initiative, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation calls for the following strategies to be employed before and during the implementation to achieve a maximum result: A National…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2013 World Environment Day.With the support from the Nigerian LNG Limited, students from different schools in Bonny Island Community in Rivers State gathered at the Banquet Hall of LNG on June 5, 2013 to celebrate the annual event with the theme “Think, Eat and Save".This year's theme is aimed at discouraging the wastage of food and to promote food loss campaign while urging people to reduce their food print.In their presentations with different costumes to depict the theme of the year, the children persuaded people to think before eating and hence contributing in saving the environment.The participating students in different age categories competed in poems and in fauna and flora dress competitions to create awareness on food wastage. The presentations were centered on the need to take corrective measures right from homes to reduce food wastage by imbibing the culture of saving and eating sustainably.The students went home with various prizes and awards for their brilliant performance at the event.
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