The 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), will hold on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Rotunda, Lekki Conservation Centre, Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos at 12 noon. The following businesses are to be transacted: 1. To receive and consider the report of the National Executive Council, the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditors' Report for the year ended December 31, 2015 2. To re-appoint the Auditors 3. To conduct any other business that may be properly transacted at an AGM. Members of the Foundation and the public are invited to the event.
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Following the impending flood to be witnessed in many parts of the country, as declared recently by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), as indicated in the 2016 Annual Flood Outlook of the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) and as corroborated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), it is with a deep sense of responsibility that the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) wishes to intimate fellow Nigerians on the course of action to take to reduce the impact of the imminent disaster. True to the regulatory agencies’ declaration that flood will affect all the states of the federation except Ekiti, Kaduna, Oyo and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), some communities in Benue, Gombe, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara jhave already been overwhelmed by flood. The declaration also has it that the havoc wreaked will be of the same proportion as what was witnessed in the country in 2012 in which 363 persons were killed, 2.1 million people displaced and losses recorded put at N2.6 trillion. Thus, NCF wants to urge Nigerians to ensure they engage in various short and long term sustainable measures that can mitigate the effects of climate change that are now with us, rather than live…
Myths and erroneous views about vultures are that these creatures are dirty and they transmit diseases. But vultures rid the environment of Tuberculosis, Anthrax, Rabbis, Botulism, Brucellosis hog cholera and other deadly diseases as they eat off dead animals. A single vulture is thus worth around N3, 850, 000 ($11,000) for its cleaning services promptly carried out. However, if an elephant is poisoned for its tusks, about 500 vultures will die eating the carcass. Vultures are also killed for other illegal commercial activities and traditional medicine. These practices have sadly pushed various species of vultures in Africa to the brink of extinction. Habitat reduction, nesting disturbance and collision with power lines also contribute to the decline in vulture population. Each of the eight species of vultures known to Africa are either on the list of critically endangered, endangered or threatened wildlife and the population is fast collapsing: 1.) Ruppell’s Vulture---------------Critically Endangered 2.) White-Headed Vulture--------Critically Endangered 3.) White-Backed Vulture---------Critically Endangered 4.) Hooded Vulture-----------------Critically Endangered 5.) Egyptian Vulture----------------Endangered 6.) Cape Vulture---------------------Endangered 7.) Lappet-Faced Vulture----------Endangered 8.) Bearded Vulture-----------------Near Threatened How you can help Support efforts to raise the awareness about the economic and ecological importance of vultures in order to address the threat…
Populations of forest elephants are in dare need of protection in Nigeria. Only about 200 of them remain in the wild in five sites in southern Nigeria. Though also threatened, the savannah elephants in northern Nigeria have received more attention than the forest species in the south. Some of the major problems of the Nigerian Forest Elephants are forest conversion for other uses, habitat loss and fragmentation, and poaching for their ivory, among others. Only organised conservation work, public support and enlightenment and good habitat management are capable of saving the forest elephant species from extinction in Nigeria in the medium term (10-20 years). The five sites where forest elephants are found in southern Nigeria are the Omo Forests in Ogun State, the Okomu National Park in Edo State, the Cross River National Park in Cross River State, the Idanre Forests and Osse River Park in Ondo State and the Andoni Island in Rivers State. Objectives: NCF Forest Elephant Alive Campaign is designed to direct national attention to the species and to use the species as a springboard for other conservation initiatives where the forest elephant populations are found. This will be achieved through a programme of activities aimed at…
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