The Nigerian Conservation Foundation has opened a policy and campaign office in the nation's capital, Abuja to ensure that environmental and conservation issues are effectively positioned within the context of high level national development strategies. The office is supported by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and will engage key stakeholders in the environment sector; government institutions, multilateral and bilateral agencies, local and international non-governmental organisations to ensure that relevant global environmental policies are effected as necessary through Nigeria's own strategies and legal instruments. The NCF Policy Office will also drive the Foundation's policy and advocacy strategy of mainstreaming biodiversity conservation policies into development programmes, campaigning for the conservation of endangered species in Nigeria such as the forest elephant, vultures, migratory landbirds and conservation of the last vestiges of forests in the country. The NCF Director General Mr Adeniyi Karunwi observed that NCF needs to enable society understand the basis of the foundation's existence and garner society's interest in our activities. NCF has made tremendous contributions to policy reforms and advocacy on environmental issues in Nigeria. At various times, the Foundation has been involved in several policy interventions on biodiversity. It led the preparation of the Nigerian…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has charged people to change their lifestyle that are detrimental to environmental sustainability as the world celebrates the 2015 Edition of Earth Hour. The Foundation implores Nigerian citizens to take action aimed at mitigating against the effect of climate change and global warming as Nigeria is not immune to the impact of climate change. Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. The event has engaged more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. The 2015 Earth Hour is on Saturday, 28 March, 2015 from 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time. During the hour, individuals, communities and businesses are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in acknowledgement to support action on climate change mitigation. People are also encouraged to support the action through social media platforms of the Earth Hour, or by visiting the following sites: www.ncfnigeria.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/783712378392221/. The message from the NCF on this very moment is that Nigeria must join the rest of the world to promote and adopt renewable and sustainable energy options that will help to mitigate the dire consequences of climate change and global warming. We must ensure that in…
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As part of her commitment to biodiversity conservation and protected area management in Nigeria, a 3-day Training Workshop on Important Bird Area (IBA) Monitoring was organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation in Okomu National Park, Edo State for field staff of seven National Parks in Nigeria. The Important Bird Area (IBA) Monitoring Programme was initiated by the BirdLife International to protect a network of sites for their biodiversity richness and importance. As excellent indicators of the environment, bird diversity and assemblage are used to define and identify a site as an IBA, and ultimately recommend it for biodiversity conservation. Some of the IBAs overlap with protected areas in Nigeria like National Parks, Forest Reserves and Nature Reserves; which are home to some of Nigeria’s rarest biodiversity species such as White-Throated Monkey, Lowland Gorilla, Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, African Elephant, Derby's Eland, Buffalo, Drill Monkey, Lion and rare species of birds like Ibadan Malimbe and Red-Casqued Hornbill. With funding from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and support from A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institution (APLORI) and Nigerian National Parks Service, the training aimed at developing the capacity of field officers on basic bird identification and sampling techniques, standard data collation…
Efforts must be made to ensure that wetlands are protected and used in a sustainable way that will ensure their utilization for the well-being of people, to grow food, to provide clean drinking water among others. At the Clean-up Exercise and Sensitization Programme at Badore community wetlands in Lagos by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, to mark the 2015 World Wetland Celebration, governments were enjoined to educate the populace about the vital role that wetland plays in their lives. With the theme, “Wetlands for our future” – this year’s World Wetlands Day highlight the various ways in which wetlands provide for us all, and the actions that need to be done to contribute to their conservation and restoration. In addition, the theme also emphasizes ways by which citizens can help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. Gathered at Badore in Eti Osa Local Government Area, students in their hundred from different schools took part in the sensitization campaign by sharing awareness materials to members of the communities on the value of the wetlands. This is to show a great advocacy effort on ways wetlands ensure the future of the inhabitants of the community. They later carried out…
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