A synopsis on Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia) – Plant made up of poisonous part Beware of the dumb cane plant Dieffenbachia seguine, is a common, popular exotic indoor ornamental plant in Nigeria. It is in the in the family of Araceae. It is propagated through stem/cane cutting. It is an invasive indoor/house plant. Primarily it is used as an ornamental and sometimes employed for medicinal and other miscellaneous uses (Bosch et al., 2002). The stem and root extracts have been described as a narcotic, a gastric and kidney irritant and historically used as arrow poisons by the West Indians in the new world (Cheney, 1931). It is reported to be highly poisonous plant to humans and when brought into the eye, the sap can cause injury of the cornea and all parts of the plant are very poisonous when ingested (Ardittia and Rodrigueza, 1982; Fochtman et al., 1969; Cumpston et al., 2003). This plant can cause blistering and swelling in the mouth may be severe enough to prevent normal speaking and swallowing. Different shades of Dumb cane plant (Dieffenbachia seguine) at Finima Nature Park The sap from the stem and leaves of this highly poisonous plant is known to contain dangerous…
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The Lekki Conservation Centre ( LCC ) will not be opened to the public (visitors) on Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 due to the official commissioning of the LCC Family Park by His Excellency, Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation has opened a policy and campaign office in the nation's capital, Abuja to ensure that environmental and conservation issues are effectively positioned within the context of high level national development strategies. The office is supported by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and will engage key stakeholders in the environment sector; government institutions, multilateral and bilateral agencies, local and international non-governmental organisations to ensure that relevant global environmental policies are effected as necessary through Nigeria's own strategies and legal instruments. The NCF Policy Office will also drive the Foundation's policy and advocacy strategy of mainstreaming biodiversity conservation policies into development programmes, campaigning for the conservation of endangered species in Nigeria such as the forest elephant, vultures, migratory landbirds and conservation of the last vestiges of forests in the country. The NCF Director General Mr Adeniyi Karunwi observed that NCF needs to enable society understand the basis of the foundation's existence and garner society's interest in our activities. NCF has made tremendous contributions to policy reforms and advocacy on environmental issues in Nigeria. At various times, the Foundation has been involved in several policy interventions on biodiversity. It led the preparation of the Nigerian…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has charged people to change their lifestyle that are detrimental to environmental sustainability as the world celebrates the 2015 Edition of Earth Hour. The Foundation implores Nigerian citizens to take action aimed at mitigating against the effect of climate change and global warming as Nigeria is not immune to the impact of climate change. Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. The event has engaged more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. The 2015 Earth Hour is on Saturday, 28 March, 2015 from 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time. During the hour, individuals, communities and businesses are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in acknowledgement to support action on climate change mitigation. People are also encouraged to support the action through social media platforms of the Earth Hour, or by visiting the following sites: www.ncfnigeria.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/783712378392221/. The message from the NCF on this very moment is that Nigeria must join the rest of the world to promote and adopt renewable and sustainable energy options that will help to mitigate the dire consequences of climate change and global warming. We must ensure that in…
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