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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NCF joins nature enthusiasts today to observe the 2019 International Day of Forests themed “Forests and Education”. This is in line with the proclamation by the United Nations at its 2012 General Assembly where every 21st March was set aside to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of the different types of forests; and the need to protect and conserve forests for the benefit of present and future generations. First observed in 2013, the International Day of Forests has become a useful platform to showcase the contributions of forests to global development efforts as well as the preservation of the world’s global cultural heritage and diverse biological resources. The Day offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the state of forests and challenges confronting the world’s forests in order to rally actions on how to tackle the threats and advocate for sustainable management of the global forest resources. Forests are estimated to cover 31% of the world’s land surface. According to a recent Global Forest Resources Assessment, more than 80% of the natural forests with its associated resources had been destroyed at an estimated rate of 20,000 hectares per day. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its 2018…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Friday called for the speedy passage of the Climate Change Act to keep Nigeria safe from the predicted doom of effects of climate change. NCF’s Director-General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos in line with strike by students in over 92 countries. NAN reports that the students are skipping school today, March 15, as part of the “School Strike 4 Climate’’ to demand action on climate change from policy makers. Aminu-Kano commended various efforts of the Federal Government towards addressing the issue in Nigeria but added that the interventions were not good enough without an enabling law to drive the agenda more positively. “The climate change bill is not yet a law and also the sense of urgency and emergency that the issue requires is not really palpable in the country.
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