In keeping to its mandate of building a society where people prosper while living in harmony with nature, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is launching a new project designed to improve the quality of health of the children in 250 public schools by improving the quality of air they breathe. To achieve this, NCF is partnering with Global Giving, a globally accredited crowdfunding platform to raise $40,000 to plant 250,000 trees in public schools across Nigeria within the next one year. The funds will be received and managed by Global Giving. Trees play important roles in maintaining a virile and sustainable environment. Most schools' environment in Nigeria are bare and void of trees and this has led to hot and polluted environment, making school children be more restless, prone to ill-health and generally low performance in their studies. The donations will be considered people’s contribution to building a better and healthier society, especially for our children. The crowdfunding acceleration exercise is expected to run online from Monday, September 13 to Thursday, September 30, 2021. The platform is open to the general public for their donations toward this good cause. For over four decades, NCF has consistently implemented programmes that help…
From Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, and elsewhere, African conservationist leaders participating in the 19th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate for ecosystem restoration, challenging Nigerian youths to help save the planet. On Thursday, August 12, 2021, NCF hosted a hybrid event to mark the 19th edition of the Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture with the theme: Youth and Ecosystem Restoration. The event held at the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos and was streamed on Zoom, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook as part of an effort to mobilise the Nigerian Youths to rise and champion courses that can promote ecosystem restoration. The Guest Speaker, Ms. Simangele Msweli, Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Programme, African Wildlife Foundation, led other Youth Conservationists – Ms. Omobola Eko; Mr. Abubakar Muhammad & Ms. Nella Duke Ekpeyong to add credence to this discussion. In her presentation, she said the world needs urgent restoration of ecosystem which has been degraded for so long. She identified poor implementation of great policies and strategic action programmes in African countries owing to bad leadership, corruption and non-youth integration. Ms. Msweli said that “Youth commitment coupled with effective youth engagement, from government organisations, will bring us…
"I love the environment and that is why I am part of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation to protect our inheritance.” Alhaji Ahmed Joda (2019). The Board of Trustees, National Executive Council and Management of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) regrettably announce the death of our most esteemed Trustee, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, CFR. Alhaji Joda, a rare gem, indefatigable elder statesman, vanguard and true advocate for nature and sustainability in Africa, has been a long-serving member of our Board of Trustees. During his life time, he was highly dedicated to nature conservation activities and sustainability. He brought his wealth of experience and knowledge to advance conservation efforts in Nigeria and Africa at large. We celebrate the life and memory of our dearly beloved, truly remarkable man with numerous great achievements. Notable among many other achievements are his appointment into the Federal Civil Service as a Permanent Secretary serving in the Federal Ministries of Information, Education and Industries, where he retired in 1978 and many more. However, even after formal retirement, being a tireless and passionate individual devoted to nation building, he was appointed by different administrations, both Federal & State governments, in different capacities to make further contributions to the development of…
There have been consistent galvanized efforts by the global community towards ecosystem restoration since the declaration of 2021–2030 as the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In line with this, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) through the instrumentality of its advocacy lecture instituted in memory of its founder, late Chief Shafi Lawal Edu, will gather over 2000 youths to charge them on the need to take the lead in the campaign, process and activities leading to the restoration of the ecosystem. These efforts are aimed at saving a world that is in a dire need of ecosystem restoration and threatened by climate change. The 19th edition of NCF’s annual lecture tagged Chief S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture with the theme: “Youth and Ecosystem Restoration” is a hybrid event scheduled to hold on August 12, 2021. The continental acclaimed youth activist, Ms. Simangele Msweli, Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Programme, African Wildlife Foundation will be the Guest Speaker, while Chief Philip Asiodu, President, Board of Trustees, NCF will chair the event. The lecture will also feature 3 Youth Conservationists, who were among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders, spotlighted in 2020, Omobola Eko; Abubakar Muhammad & Nella…
NCF is the foremost environmental NGO with over four decades experience in nature conservation and is reputed for establishing and operating world-class wildlife and ecotourism centres such as the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) in Lagos, the Finima Nature Park in Bonny and the Becheve Nature Reserve in the Obudu Plateau.. Click here to Donate
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), cordially invites you to participate in this year's edition of the memorial lecture in honour of its founder. To register for the event click here.
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