The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in partnership with the Lagos State Government (LASG) through its Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is hosting the 12th edition of the annual “Walk for Nature”, with the theme: ‘Plastic Pollution: The Enemy of Our Development Agenda’. This year’s theme has been chosen to create more awareness about the need for Lagosians to collectively tackle the menace of plastic pollution. The NCF/LASG 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. This partnership with the Lagos State Government for the Walk is in its 12th year, supported by corporate organisations (Chevron Nigeria Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc, IHS Towers, as well as Fan Milk Nigeria Plc, Mobile Classroom, Nestle Waters among others) that share in the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with Nature. The 3km walk takes participants through a designated route of inner and outer Marina, with participants donning branded t-shirts bearing the theme of the event. Relevant government agencies will be present to provide support services – these…
Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), an urban jungle in the heart of Lagos, is a centre of excellence in environmental research and education reserved as a sanctuary for the rich flora and fauna of the Lekki Peninsula. This 78-¬hectare facility is the only one of its kind in the Lagos area and it was established by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in 1992. NCF is Nigeria’s foremost Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to nature conservation and biodiversity management. Lekki Conservation Centre has grown into one of Africa’s most diverse urban nature parks. Located along the Lekki-Epe expressway and covering a land area stretching from Km19 towards Okun-Ibeju village, LCC is the only vibrant protected area and one of the few reputable tourists’ destinations in Lagos. LCC was established by NCF to focus on 4 thematic areas which include conservation, environmental education, research and ecotourism. LCC has evolved from core conservation into an emerging ecotourism destination making it to be tagged as Pearl of Ecotourism in Nigeria. Over the last 29 years, the centre has catered for over 2 million tourists, LCC has become a strong advocacy tool used in promoting forest regeneration, environmental literacy and campaigns. As a Resource Centre, LCC is a…
Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and concerned members of the public gathered for a cycling event organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to create awareness on vulture conservation in Nigeria. The event took place on Saturday, 21st September 2019 and tagged “A Mile for the Egyptian Vultures”. More than 100 cyclists assembled at Lekki Conservation Centre from where they proceeded to Sandfill Bus Stop on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island through the Lekki-Epe Expressway and back to LCC amidst an atmosphere of pomp whilst calling on people to stop killing of vultures, desist from use in belief-based practices and halt sales of their parts. Researches have revealed that vultures will go into extinction if drastic efforts are not made to stop the threats against the species. Vultures are nature’s ‘sanitary officers’ that render clean-up services of the environment. As carrion feeders, vultures rid our environment of carcasses thereby preventing the spread of diseases. The Director-General of NCF, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano in his welcome address, thanked the participants and urged them to carry on the campaign till the goal is achieved. This event is a follow-up to the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) commemoration activities that were carried out in 4 cities…
Chief Ede Dafinone, Chairman, National Executive Council of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) led his siblings on a tree planting exercise in Sapele on Monday, 30th September 2019 in memory of their father, late Chief (Senator) David Omueya Dafinone, OFR who passed on, on 30th September 2018. According to Chief Ede Dafinone: “When a great man dies we typically say ‘an Iroko has fallen’. So, it is appropriate that this day, an Iroko seedling will be planted in the garden of the crumb rubber exporting factory established by my father in Amukpe, Sapele, Delta State.” Chief Dafinone hopes to use the tree planting exercise to draw attention to Nigeria’s dwindling forest cover which now stands at about 4% while also drumming support for the conservation efforts of NCF. He said further that tree planting to commemorate births and deaths is common in some Asian countries and if this trend is established in Nigeria, it can become one of the anchors of NCF’s Green Recovery Nigeria (GRN) initiative. Dafinone said: “To plant a tree is to send a signal to the rest of Nigeria that we need to preserve our land. This Iroko tree planted in my father’s memory will grow…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation reviewed its activities and Audited Financial Statements for 2018 during her 30th Annual General Meeting of Wednesday, 18th September 2019. The event held at the Foundation’s headquarters, Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos and was attended by Council members, fellows, representatives of corporate organisations, members of the academia and media. The President BoT, Chief Philip Asiodu in his address, stated: “Our advocacy programmes remain a vital tool to call the attention of government, organisations and people to actions on climate change, plastic pollution, mangrove restoration, desertification and restoring Nigeria’s forest to at least 20% by 2050” The Chairman of National Executive Council of the Foundation, Chief Ede Dafinone in his statement said: “We initiated a campaign on Lagos coastal erosion with a lecture. The call became crucial seeing how communities along the beaches, including our pride, Lekki Conservation Centre, are being submerged.” On his part, the Director-General of NCF in his report said: “In our collaboration effort, we held programmes and events with International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos State Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Lagos Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI), Mangrove Expo and others. The synergy has continued to…
Humans would always pretend to have more important issues to talk about than the natural environment and its components. In some cultures, the lowest in the rung to talk about or take seriously would be vultures; a handy creature in painting the imagery of ugliness and filth. The vulture has a horrible reputation as squabbling scavengers with no sense of smell. Some species even have a devious and duplicitous appearance that have enriched our folklores from the negative standpoint. But, if anything, man is just a strand in the web of the global ecosystem and therefore lacks the justification to judge. The truth is that the global environment is imperiled today largely owing to man’s activities and/or inactivity. Nigeria continues to lose its biological diversity because we have not matched words, policies and laws with action. Multiple distractions in the country have also not helped matters. This article is a contribution to the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) 2019 and is aimed at seizing the momentum to wake us up to our responsibilities to the environment, in which we have steadily been failing woefully. Environmental issues have been relegated to the background as a result of reasons ranging from ignorance,…
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