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.
A new Executive Director has been appointed for the foremost environmental conservation group in Nigeria, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation. He is Mr. Adeniyi Karunwi. Mr. Karunwi, a Chartered Accountant brings in a wide range of experiences from the business world to the nature conservation in Nigeria. The new Executive Director is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI) and a full Member of the Chartered Institute of Management (MNIM). He possesses an MBA in Project Management from the University of Ghana Business School and is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS), Advanced Management Programme (AMP). He has attended various foreign courses, including the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Program in Leadership and the University of Manchester Business School (MBS) Strategic Leadership Development Programme. Before now, Mr. Karunwi has had over 25 years experience in audit, taxation, banking operations and marketing, human resources, administration and management, financial strategy and control, budget and planning, performance management and information technology. After working in several banks, he joined Access Bank Plc and was its Financial Controller and later the Group Head, Central Operations,…
The need to take practical action aiming at reducing sea level and save the environment has been reiterated by the environmentalists including children. According to the group of conservationists who gathered at the 2014 Fauna and Flora Fancy Dress Competitions in Lagos in continuation of the World Environment Day Celebration, it is very important to join the Nigerian Conservation Foundation and other groups' effort on climate change enlightenment campaign aiming at sensitizing Nigerians, particularly youth across the country and women in rural environment who are the most vulnerable groups to climate change and its attendant impact. With the theme “Raise your voice, not the sea level" some conservationists and students from different schools in Lagos gathered at the Lekki office of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation to celebrate the annual event. The theme of the year aimed at encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment in general and to discourage people from all actions and attitude that will increase the sea level. A speaker at the event, Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi said that the low-lying nature of much of the coastal parts of Nigeria due to its natural geological setting constitutes a natural threat to the Nigerian environment. Generally, rising to…
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