Monday, 27 September, 2021

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Category: Conservation


United States President Joe Biden says hunting and fishing have instilled respect for long-cherished natural resources and American ethic of conservation. Biden made the remark when he declared September 25 as the national hinting and fishing day. He stated that Read more…


Wild elephants, hippopotamus and other forest reserves in Andoni Local government of Rivers state, Southern Nigeria, have been declared endangered species. Erastus Awortu, Chairman, Andoni local government area, made the declaration at Ngo during a strategic stakeholder meeting with Community Read more…


Bids Bids for inter-basin water transfer into Lake Chad has commenced. It will involve evaluation and in-depth study on improving water flow into the Lake Chad region. Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, noted that the Lake Chad basin Read more…


The Western Indian Ocean region has declared 143* marine and coastal areas as protected – an area covering 553,163 square kilometers, representing 7 percent of the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the region. The publication The Marine Protected Areas Read more…


Africa has been described as having massive blue economy potentials which, of harnessed, will fast track economic revival. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), stated this at the Digital World Water Congress organized by the International Water Association Read more…


Massive poaching of ivory and habitat loss has seen the number of Nigerian Elephants shrink to less than 400. This startling disclosure was made by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Country Director, WCS, Andrew Dunn, said unless urgent action was Read more…


The Civil Society and Community Engagement Division of the African Development Bank, in partnership with the African Union and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, will host the fourth and last webinar in the Covid-19 Awareness and Community Empowerment Read more…


The African Island nation of Madagascar has suffered its worst drought in decades. It has left over 1.5 million Madagascans hungry and in need. This is double the figure at the same time last year and the crisis is mounting. Read more…


Nigeria has promised to tackle environmental degradation and biodiversity loss resulting from deforestation, desertification, land and ecosystem degradation. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, restated government’ s commitment to dealing with the problems, during the 2021 World Environment Day celebration in Read more…


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP)have called for the restoration of at least one billion degraded hectares of land by 2030. They said this must also be matched by a similar commitment to the oceans, Read more…