... awards scholarship to doctoral students The leading environmental group, Nigerian Conservation Foundation as part of her sustainable development agenda for the new year, has concluded arrangements for a lecture on Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment. At the 13th Chief Shafi Lawal Edu Memorial Lecture scheduled for January 14, 2015 in Lagos, Professor Victor Olawale Adetimirin, a Professor of Plant Breeding & Crop Production, and Head, Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan will deliver the lecture on the theme "Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment" at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos. As the organizers of the Lecture, agriculture is a major drive of most developing economies. Nigeria, as a leading economies in Africa, will not only depend on foreign exchange earnings from oil and gas, but also rely on agriculture products for improved GDP. Sustainable agriculture looks at the production, processing and marketing of agriculture that support a substantial yield today and all functions that sustain such yield in future. Maintaining environmental services and ecosystem integrity are major functional elements of sustainable agriculture. "NCF believes that all efforts aimed at developing agriculture in Nigeria will only bring a rewarding future when all issues regarding ecosystem functioning are given proper…
A call has gone to all sectors of the society to come to the plight of the urban slum dwellers across Nigeria to make life more meaningful to them. They need more attention in the areas of education, health care delivery, social infrastructure and development. At the 2014 World Habitat Day celebration organized by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), with the support of the MTN Nigeria Communications Limited with the theme “Voices from Slums", participants including children stressed the need for serious interventions of the government and corporate bodies in the life of the slum dwellers. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation for some weeks gathered school pupils to go to about seven selected slum communities in Lagos and document the social and environmental peculiarities of each slum as it concerns their problems and threat, while suggesting solutions through creative art works depicting "Life in Lagos Slum". The objective is to give a voice to slum communities in relations to the theme. Speaking at the final presentation of the art works by the pupils at the Foundation office in Lagos, the Director General of the NCF, Mr. Adeniyi Karunwi, expressed concern that people in slums were disproportionately affected by climate change, with…
Environmentalists have reiterated the need to safeguarding Coastal areas and the people that inhabit them from the effect of climate change. At the 2014 Annual Walk For Nature in Lagos, organized by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc, 7Up Bottling Company Plc, UACN Property Development Company Plc, Chemical and Allied Product Plc and SAPETRO Nigeria Limited, participants call for actions aimed at sensitizing the populace to the dangers of Climate Change and what they can do as individuals to reduce their exposure to its effects is part of the strategy for mitigating the damaging consequences of Climate Change. Speaking at the end of about 45 minutes early morning walk, on the theme of the event "Small Island Developing States", the President of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Izoma Philip Asiodu said that small island states are more prone to the damaging effects of a warming planet than those that are in the hinterland. The impacts of a rising sea level mean the loss of lives and properties for many people living on small islands. According to him, the importance of Lagos as a coastal city and as…
The Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) is an annual Scholarship Programme dedicated to develop the capacity of young to mid-career conservation professionals with active involvement in nature conservation activity all over the world. It comprises of a CHF10,000 award which gives applicants the opportunity to choose any conservation/nature-related professional development activity inform of short training/courses, publications, international conferences and workshops, as a means to develop their capacity in ensuring impact and effectiveness. The scholarship is been administered by the World Wide Funds for Nature (WWF) International office in Switzerland and opened to applicants from Africa; Asia/Pacific; Latin America/Caribbean; North America; and Europe/Middle East. The 2015 PBS application process is open and interested applicants can visit www.panda.org/scholarships for details on Guidelines & Application form or contact WWF PBS National Coordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deadline for application is 11th January 2015.
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is currently seeking to recruit competent, committed, self motivated and enthusiastic candidate for the position of: Conservation Assistant
The Lekki Conservation Centre has been awarded 2014 Certificate of Excellence by the World Largest Travel Site, TripAdvisor. The award signifying that the Centre has consistently earned outstanding ratings by guests on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisoris the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. In a statement signed by the President, TripAdvisor for Business, Marc Charron, the prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions the Centre earned on TripAdvisor over the year. "We hope you'll showcase your certificate to guests and staff with pride", said Charron. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 170 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors. Lekki Conservation Centre is the only natural resource conservation centre in Lagos. The Centre which…
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