Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Tag: deforestation


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…


Food beverage giant Nestle has thrown its support behind the European Union’s efforts at combating deforestation. The initiative is aimed at increasing supply chain transparency and traceability for commodities that may be linked to deforestation. The action plan supports measures Read more…


The Brazilian government has finally admitted what many activists and scientists have been saying – The deforestation of the Amazon has worsened in month. Vice President Hamilton Mourao admitted this fact while speaking with reporters in the country. Mourao also Read more…


The unprecedented devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic could impact global afforestation efforts. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) gave this warning in its 2021 report. Tagged “Global Forest Goals Report 2021,” the global body said progress Read more…


There were 44 VIIRS fire alerts witnessed in Akampa forest, located in Cross River state, Nigeria in one year. According to Global Forest Watch (GFW), the fires were reported between 23rd of March 2020 and 15th of March 2021 considering high confidence alerts only. This is high compared to previous Read more…


Henceforth, all business firms driving the deforestation of the Amazon forest will lose financial support. That is the position of French bank BNP Paribas as they strive to join efforts to save the Amazon forest. The bank said this move will strengthen Read more…


In 2020, an estimated 1.8 million acres (742,000 hectares) of the Amazon forest in Brazil was lost to bush burning and other actions. Scientists of the Amazon Conservation organization were able to arrive at this discovery through an app – Amazon real-time Read more…


In another slap at environmental conservation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has unveiled the smallest budget for environmental protection in at least 13 years. This cimes at a time many environmentalists are worried about the spike in deforestation – especially in Read more…


The continuous deforestation of the Amazon rain forest continues to worry experts. Indeed, constant fire outbreaks in the world’s largest rain forest has seen it shrink by 8% between 2000 and 2018. According to the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network Read more…


Deforestation is one of the core drivers of climate change in Nigeria. Data from Global Forest Watch reveals that the country lost 945kha of tree cover between 2002 and 2019 alone. This scenario paints a gloomy future for the survival of the country’s Read more…