The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) held its annual dinner tagged “Green Ball” with the theme “Green Recovery Nigeria – Restoring the Mangroves and Reclaiming the Desert” on Saturday, 17th November, 2018 at the Grandball Room, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. This year’s event was used to create awareness and seek support for its Green Recovery Nigeria Initiative, while focusing on restoration of the mangroves and reclaiming the desert. Nigeria has one-third of the entire mangroves in Africa. This is the largest in the continent and the third largest in the entire world. The Niger Delta Mangroves are estimated to provide 60% of the spawning grounds of fishes in West Africa. Mangroves absorb carbon and they determine the livelihood of the coastal dwellers. Nigerian Mangroves make up 40% of the remaining original forests in Nigeria and cover 10,500 square kilometres. Mangrove degradation is being caused by oil pollution, firewood cutting, over-exploitation and sand filling among other factors. NCF and other environmental NGOs have embarked on Mangrove Restoration projects to restore Nigeria’s mangrove to at least 70% of their original states. There is an urgent need for rehabilitation for the mangrove ecosystem to be stepped up if they are to…
The NCF Walk for Nature is an initiative aimed at raising awareness on a wide variety of contemporary environmental issues confronting everyday living in Nigeria by demonstrating the importance of nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources and environmental education. The Walk has taken place in Lagos State for 11 years in partnership with the Lagos State Government and supported by corporate organisations that share in the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with Nature. The Walk The 3km walk take participants through a designated route within the city. Participants donning sponsors’ branded t-shirts bearing the theme of the event (and customized messages of the sponsor) are able to interact with the members of the public through distribution of handbills and display of information placards, banners and other materials. Relevant government agencies are present to provide support services – these include the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos State Ambulance Service, and KAI Brigades. The Police, supported by the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps are equally on ground. The Walk for Nature climaxes with a reception featuring speeches from stakeholders expounding the theme, with keynote addresses from the representatives of the Lagos state Governor, NCF, sponsors…
The 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) will hold on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 at the Rotunda, Lekki Conservation Centre, Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos at 12:00 noon to transact the following businesses: 1. To receive and consider the report of the National Executive Council, the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Report for the year ended 31st December 2017 2. To re-appoint the Auditors 3. To conduct any other business that may be properly transact at an AGM Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano Director General
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