NCF and PCWGN Promote Pangolin Conservation

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:35

 

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Pangolin Conservation Working Group of Nigeria (PCWGN) commemorate World Pangolin Day 2019 on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos with the theme “Pangolin and Politics”.

 

The Founder of Pangolin Conservation Organisation, USA, Mr. Justin Miller was the guest speaker, while the Chairperson of PCWGN, Dr. Olajumoke Morenikeji was the keynote speaker.

 

There was on-the-spot drawing and painting contest on pangolin and nature among the primary school pupils. Yahyala Goje of Royal Treasure Junior School emerged as the winner, while Power Emmanuel and Emmanuel Emanuel of Maria Breed Academy were the first and second runners up.

 

In attendance also were, Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Federal Operations unit, Ikeja, Mr. Sule Mutalib, NCF NEC members, Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi and Arc. Ayoola Onajide, CEO Fabe Int’l, Temitope Okunnnu.

 

The chief host of the event, Director General of NCF gave an opening speech.  

 

Event was attended by stakeholders, students and NCF members.

 

Drawing and painting contest on pangolin and nature among the primary school pupils

 

 

 

NCF, Ogun Forestry train Park Rangers

Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:52

 

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation, (NCF) in collaboration with the Ogun State Ministry of Forestry organized a one-week Field Training and Orientation Programme for newly recruited 86 Park Rangers in the state from 3rd February to 9th February, 2019. The training held at Omo Forest Reserve, Area J4, Ogun State.

 

NCF engaged Mr. Blessingtone Chando Maghanga from the Kenya Forest Service to facilitate the training. Maghanga is currently the Station Manager, Buda Forest Station- Kwale County. He has degrees in forest management and well experienced for over 2 decades in nature conservation and forest resources management.

 

Other facilitators include, Mr. Dolapo Odulana, Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry, Dr. Joseph Onoja, Director, Technical Programmes, NCF and OMO Forest Manager.

 

NCF, ECOWAS host workshop for Birdlife International partners in West Africa

Monday, 04 February 2019 11:19

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Birdlife International is organising a two-day workshop for Non-Governmental Organisations across the West African region in Abuja on 6th and 7th February, 2019. The theme of the workshop is ''Conservation-collaboration beyond National boundaries in the sub-region''.

 

The West African region is endowed with rich biodiversity populated by numerous species of flora and fauna. Unfortunately, this unique range of biodiversity are now amongst the world’s most threatened, due to illegal poaching and harvesting of parts or whole species, habitat degradation, poorly planned infrastructural, agricultural and urban settlement development.

 

A valuable mitigating factor to West African disappearing biodiversity is the lack of a platform for cross-border information exchange to develop common strategies and policies for biodiversity conservation. This has been identified as a major setback.

 

It is expected that this maiden workshop will provide a stronger platform for regional co-operation amongst Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and ensure that humans will live “in harmony with nature”.

                                                                                                                  

The participating NGOs across the sub-region are Naturama – Burkina Faso; SOS Forests – Cote d’Ivoire; Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS); Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL); Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) and Nature-Communautés-Développement (NCD), Senegal

 

International and regional organisations attending the workshop are World Bank, African Development Bank, UNESCO, USAID, MacArthur Foundation, Heinrich Boll Stiftung and A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI).