Join the largest environmental NGO coalition in the 2015 Lagos People’s Climate March. The March is an advocacy effort to call on the world leaders to take action on climate change as they meet in Paris for the COP21 meeting. March Route: Starting: 3, Awolowo Way Ikeja (Ikeja Local Government) Ending: Nduibusi Kanu Park, Opposite Lagos State Government House, Alausa. Date: Monday 30th November, 2015. Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 noon Kindly confirm your attendance for the Climate March via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Solomon Adefolu on 07030307761, 07081092940.
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The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is currently seeking to recruit competent, committed, self motivated and enthusiastic candidate for the following positions: Head, Media/Public Affairs Senior Fundraising Officer Membership & Fundraising Officer
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Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Cross River State Forestry Commission (CRSFC) has secured $65,000 from the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force’s Funds for the "Strengthening of Forest Carbon Assessment and Monitoring System for Cross River State, Nigeria". The goal of the project is to improve Forest Carbon Enhancement (FCA) and other low carbon emission pathways and monitoring in Cross River State in compliant with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decisions. The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) is a unique sub-national collaboration between 29 states and provinces from Brazil, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States. The GCF seeks to advance jurisdictional programs designed to promote low emissions rural development and reduced emissions from deforestation and land use (REDD+) and link these activities with emerging greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance regimes and other pay-for-performance opportunities. The GCF focuses on all aspects of efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and establish lasting frameworks for low emissions development. It facilitates the exchange of experiences and lessons learned across leading states and provinces; synchronizes efforts across these jurisdictions to develop policies and programs that provide realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development;…
The trade in vultures and other raptors for traditional medicine and bush meat is likely to be contributing to the serious declines of these birds in West and Central Africa. A new study, published in the scientific journal Oryx, showed that 27% of 2,646 raptor carcasses on sale in markets throughout the region were threatened or near threatened species according to the IUCN Red List. In West Africa, 73% of raptors were traded in Nigeria and 21% in Benin, making these countries the regional hotspots for this largely illicit trade. “Raptor parts are sold as meat or for indigenous medicine to cure physical ailments such as migraines and epilepsy, or for clairvoyance" said Ralph Buij of Wageningen University and lead-author of the study. “Given the local extirpations of highly-valued vultures and other raptors in some countries, such as Nigeria, poachers and traders are increasingly crossing international borders to collect carcasses.” The study indicates that apart from vultures, other raptors that frequently scavenge such as migratory Black Kites and Marsh Harriers, are more commonly traded than their non-scavenging counterparts. The authors suggest this may be linked to the widespread use of poison to kill scavenging raptors for the trade. Darcy Ogada…
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