The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in partnership with Birdlife International Africa, launched a United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) funded 2-year project tagged “Combatting the West African Illegal Trade in Threatened Vultures and their parts for Belief-based use” NCF hosted some stakeholders at Lekki Conservation Centre on Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 in a Project Inception and Induction Workshop to discuss the project, unveil Celebrity Vulture Ambassador and presents efforts of NCF, Birdlife International and other partners in combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT). This followed an earlier two-day internal planning with the NCF and BirdLife Project Implementation Team to review the workplan and stakeholders involvement in the delivery of the project. Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director-General of NCF, in his welcome address at the Inception and Induction Workshop, said that vultures were being “actively harvested” in Nigeria and across Africa for various mystical reasons and that efforts were on by NCF to tackle the menace. He further revealed that the Foundation was carrying out awareness campaigns among trado-medics on herbal alternatives to vulture parts as well as seeking collaboration with security agencies on law enforcement. He said “Vultures are very important, they are our unpaid sanitary inspectors, some people call them…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is calling on the Federal Government and all Nigerians to rise up and tackle environmental challenges headlong to avoid the nation running into catastrophe. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently released a statement titled “Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’ Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’” revealed that Nature is declining globally at an unprecedented rate in human history and the scale of species extinctions has grave impacts on people around the world. IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising more than 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012, it provides policy makers with objective scientific assessments about the state of knowledge regarding of the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and their contributions to people. It’s often described as the “IPCC for biodiversity”. Some of the findings in the IPBES report are: · Around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. · The average abundance of native species in most major land-based habitats has fallen by at least 20%, mostly since 1900. More than 40% of amphibian species, almost 33% of reef forming corals and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened. An estimated, 10% of insect species…
The Senior Conservation Officer Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Balikis Abidemi Balogun has advised government at all levels to take Earth Day campaign serious, calling all hands to be on desk in the drive to protect the earth. Balogun who spoke in Lagos during the commemoration of international Earth Day, said that the theme of this year is centered on plastic pollution as plastic materials are constituting lots of environmental pollution worldwide. According to her, plastic takes thousands of years to decompose, thereby causing menace to the ecosystem. Balogun described the role of government as a factor to enable and enforce policies that advocate the protection of environment, sensitization and awareness campaign on impact of environmental activities as well as environmental education. She advised that environmental studies should be incorporated in school curriculum to enable the younger generations get involved. Read more: https://thenationonlineng.net/foundation-tasks-govt-on-aggressive-earth-day-campaign/
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Rivers State University (RSU) organised a workshop tagged “Experts Roundtable on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity” last month at Amphitheater, University campus, Port Harcourt. The aim of the workshop was to share knowledge and experience on the sustainable management of Nigeria’s marine and coastal zones while identifying gaps in knowledge, policy and practice with respect to the country’s marine and coastal biodiversity. The workshop was a 2-day gathering of experts who brainstormed and came up with recommendations and elements of a framework for the conservation and sustainable use of the marine and coastal zones of Nigeria. After a brief opening ceremony, a technical background paper was presented to set the scene for discussions in plenary and break-out groups. Participants were encouraged to share information on their existing and planned activities, exchange ideas as well as arrive at collective decisions on the best ways to achieve sustainable development of Nigeria’s coastal and marine habitats. The Dean, Faculty of Science, RSU, Prof. V. B. Omubo-Pepple in his Welcome Address stated that “Science provides us with the skills to address interdisciplinary questions required for decision-making, behaviour, law and ethics. The complex interactions between people, coastal…
Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the foremost environmental NGO in Nigeria dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development embarks on waste management advocacy campaign activities in six markets in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State. NCF received, for the second time, Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation grant to advocate for actions that promote proper waste separation/sorting, management and disposal in selected markets of Ijebu North LGA, Ogun State, geared towards making our environment sustainable and habitable for future generation. As part of the objective of the project titled- Improving Community-Market Sustainability in Waste Management in Ijebu North LGA, Ogun State, it hope to reduce the threat and health risk posed by dirty environment while empowering the beneficiaries to take responsibility for proper sanitation in the markets. The six selected markets are Obada Station I & II, Ojowo Atikori, Awa, Mamu, Oru/Awa, and Ago-Iwoye. The project is being carried out over a period of 12 months, commencing from September 2018. It has been divided into 5 major phases: Market Entry; Market Sensitisation; Clean up Exercise; Monitoring & Evaluation; and Post Project Supervision. Last week, the Sensitisation and Clean up exercises were carried out at Obada Station market and Ojowo-Atikori market, where…
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