The world’s biggest conservation Partnership – BirdLife International – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. In a bid to stop this important family of birds slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa, a global campaign asking for public support to Stop Vulture Poisoning has been launched. Following recent catastrophic declines of vultures in Asia that left landscapes littered with carcasses, vultures in Europe and Africa may be set to follow unless we act now – warned conservationists from BirdLife International. Vultures are important and essential for our health: “Vultures play a fundamental role that no other birds do: they clean our landscapes”, said Iván Ramírez, Head of Conservation for BirdLife International in Europe and Central Asia. Yet they are facing new and massive threats across Europe and Africa. A veterinary drug that is lethally toxic to vultures has been discovered to be commercially available in at least two European countries. Used to treat inflammation in livestock, this is the same drug (diclofenac) that has wiped out 99% of vultures in India, Pakistan and Nepal. At the same time, vultures in Africa are facing increasing threats from poisoning (deliberate…
The climate change rally took place in Lagos on September 22, 2014. The rally was in solidarity with the People’s Climate March towards building global awareness and urgency around mitigating climate change. Organized by the Climate Aid International (CAI), Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other environmental/youth groups, the rally held simultaneously with Peoples Climate March in New York, Paris and Rio, London, Berlin same day. The main objective of the march was to show the policy makers on the need to choose a side that favours sustainable development while demanding for decisive actions on climate change. The Lagos rally kicked off from Allen Roundabout Ikeja and ended at the Ndiubusi Kanu Park, Opposite Lagos State Governors House, Alausa Ikeja. It had in attendance the representatives of 18 coalition of NGO including NCF who was represented by the Education Unit, Media Unit and NCF Members. About 65 people participated in all. Receiving the participants at the rally on behalf of the Lagos State Governor, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environment Services, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, Engineer Hakeem Adeniyi Ogunbambi, said that the rally will go a long way in engineering national effort to fast-track the swift ratification and signing…
All arrangements have been put in place for the climate change rally in Lagos on September 22, 2014. The rally is in solidarity with the People's Climate March towards building global awareness and urgency around mitigating climate change. Organized by the Climate Aid International (CAI), Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other environmental/youth groups, the rally is taking place simultaneously in New York, Paris and Rio, London, Berlin on the same day. The main objective of the march is to show the policy makers on the need to choose a side that favours sustainable development while demanding for decisive actions on climate change. According to the organizers, this is a crucial moment, the time to build a new course economy through efforts to redefine economic progress. There is urgent need to address the greatest crisis in the history of mankind. "There can be no climate justice without economic justice, but there won’t be any economic justice without facing up to our climate reality. Tackling the climate crisis is good for our communities, good for the economy and good for the planet. We need to come together to fight for our common future. No one is immune from the impact of climate…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation in collaboration with the Lagos State Government is organising the 2014 edition of the Walk for Nature. The walk is an annual event designed to create awareness among the people and friends of Lagos about Nature Conservation and Good Environmental Practices The theme for this year’s event is Small Island Developing States. The event will kick off by 7:00am on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the State House, Marina, Lagos. Expected guests at the Walk include the Lagos State Government Officials, NCF National Executive Council and Staff, Officials of Corporate bodies, students and other dignitaries. For sponsorship and other details, contact: Funmi:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 08065451463 or Mike: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 08034186865.
Since the outbreak of the deadly disease in Nigeria, many suggestions and opinions on the best way to curtail the spread of the Ebola Virus have been made. We commend the efforts of the Government as well as the other international agencies for the prompt response and measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus. While we appreciate and support the need to refrain from having an animal to human contact with some animals that are believed to be carriers/vectors of the Ebola Virus such as fruit bats and primate, we are totally concerned and disturbed by persistent calls by some individuals and groups in recent times to kill all the wild animals believed to be vectors of the Ebola Virus in the country. As a reputable conservation group with a core mandate and mission to preserve the full range of Nigeria's biodiversity (which includes species, ecosystems and genetic biodiversity), it is our duty to enhance, encourage, promote and ensure sustainable management and protection of the vast array of the country's natural resources in the event of human-induced activities. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.…
Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has concluded arrangements to award scholarship grants to another set of doctoral students in Nigerian universities. The research grants which are being awarded with the support from Chevron Nigeria Limited is given to Nigerian citizens wishing to undertake research work in fields related to nature conservation and sustainable livelihood. NCF will continue to encourage students who embark on research that meets its mission of preserving a full range of Nigerian 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. The S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture was initiated by NCF to immortalize the founder and firstPresident of the Foundation, Late Chief Shafi Lawal Edu.
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