The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) commemorated this year’s World Environment Day (WED) with presentations from 21 schools and discussions by experts on the theme “Air Pollution”. The Director General of NCF, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano in his welcome address, emphasised the hazard of air pollution in our environment. Mentioning the tragedy that struck in Imo State on Monday after fumes from a generator left 10 guests who attended a traditional wedding dead. He was of the opinion that such a sad incident would have been averted if power supply in Nigeria has been effective, and the host wouldn’t have any reason to put on the generator that led to the family disaster. Part of the activities of the day were the presentations of drama, poem, music and exhibition by the school pupils. They were categorized into 3 age categories; 5 to 8 years (Primary), 9 to 12years (Junior) and 13 to 16 years (Senior). Amber Ville School, Ajah; Learning Ladder Montessori School, Ajah and Falomo High School, Ikoyi emerged winners in the 3 categories respectively. A consultant pulmonary surgeon, LASUTH, Dr. Femi Ojo; Head of Operations, IHS Towers, Mr. Olukorede Alayemola and Business Manager of Carbon Credit, Mr. Olatunji Balogun were…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is set to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day (WED) with variety of highly impactful activities. 2019 WED with the theme “Air Pollution” is to be used to expose the extent of the poor air quality the world is embattling, sensitise people on how to improve the air quality we breathe as poor air quality can kill. Air pollution is the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet, as a whole. Most of these pollutants come from energy use and production such as burning of fossil fuels (petroleum and other factory combustibles), agricultural activities (insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers in agricultural activities), exhaust from factories and industries, mining operations and indoor air pollutions. Asides the effects that these pollutants have on the environment such as global warming, acid rain, etc., they have alarming effects on human respiration and health generally. The good news is, we can fix this by embracing practices such as agro-forestry practices, use of clean energy sources like hydro/solar, energy conserving stoves etc. NCF is imploring Nigerians to explore and adopt renewable energy, clean energy, live sustainably and be deliberate about conservation to improve the…
Job Title: Maintenance Officer Reporting to: Project Manager Position type: Permanent Competence requirements for the job: (National Business of Technical Examination Boards (NABTEB) certification in carpentry 2 Years’ Experience and related field/experience. The facilities carpenter will be responsible for the execution of the following tasks to the highest standards: Visually inspect/diagnose/repair snags on the boardwalk on a timely basis Take measurements, and make necessary adjustments to items such as doors, furniture to ensure safety, smooth operation of Boardwalk, Gazebos, and other wooden facilities in the reserve. Ensure regular maintenance schedule of all wooden facilities within the center Ability to effectively maintain the tree house. Repair or build furniture, Identify types and grades of wood, measure, and be familiar with hardware materials available to the carpentry trade. Submit daily maintenance reports to the project manager. Inventory properties of the project and ensure their maintenance and safety. Any other duties that may be assigned TO APPLY: Kindly send your detailed CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with MAINTENANCE OFFICER as the subject. Application Deadline: 17th June 2019.
Job Title: Wildlife Officer Reporting to: Project Manager Position type: Permanent Competence requirements for the job (National Diploma in Conservation related field 2 Years’ Experience in Conservation related field) Description of responsibilities/functions 1. To collate and analyze all relevant field data for the better management of the reserve. 2. Collect biodiversity and socio-economy data and undertake regular biological monitoring and evaluation of the reserve resources. 3. To assist in natural history interpretation of the LCC to enhance its eco-tourism potential. 4. Participate in biodiversity surveys organized by the project or the technical department. 5. Carry out natural history interpretation to enhance visitor/tourist use of the reserve. 6. Maintain the reserve infrastructures such as the nature trail, nature station observation towers bird hide, resting spots, etc. in good working conditions regularly 7. Assist researchers (e.g., students, lecturers, and institutions )conducting relevant studies in Lekki Conservation Center (LCC) 8. Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols (day and night) of the reserve. 9. Inventory properties of the project and ensure their maintenance and safety. 10. Submit daily patrol reports to the project manager. 11. Identify and develop a concept for project funding and support 12. Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the project manager 13.…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) at five locations - Lekki, Lagos; Calabar, Cross River State; Nguru, Yobe State; Omo Forest, Ogun State and Finima, Rivers State. Its Lagos event held on Thursday 9th May, 2019 at the Kids Beach Garden, Lekki, having school pupils, teachers, environmental volunteers, conservationists, representatives of corporate organisations and press men in attendance. Beach Clean-up, String Art and environmental education talk featured in the 2019 WMBD celebration with the theme “Protect Bird: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution” Participants were engaged in the clean-up of the beach to rid it of plastics, the plastics collected were separated into different categories – bottle caps, spoons, plastic bottles, plastic bags etc The school pupils were engaged in String Art. An art of using strings to create or make drawings. The Egyptian Vulture, Barn Swallow and Common Cuckoo were stringed, this is also to encourage the interest of the participants especially school children in migratory birds as well as their identification. Students were given the string boards for further practice in their various schools. At Nguru, students of State College of Health Science &…
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…
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