The Lekki Bird Club and the Nigerian Field Society invite interested bird watchers of all experience levels to join in a 6 to 12 hour team bird spotting competition. The purpose of the event is to promote bird watching, awareness of the environment, and protection of local habitat. The competition will begin and end at the Lekki Conservation Center (LCC) along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Teams of 3 to 5 members can compete in the full 12 hours (two half days) or a shorter 6 hour (half-day) competition. Individuals that do not have a team will be paired with a group to enable participation. The team that spots the most species of wild free living birds will be declared winners.Birding will take place within the boundaries of 3 designated geographic locations that represent various habitats (Lekki Conservation Center, National Theatre and Tarkwa Bay). All sightings are restricted to the competition hours.To sign up and obtain a full set of the competition rules and the official Lagos bird species checklist, contact either Bunmi Jegede with the Lekki Bird Club (LBC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Turnipseedspturnip@chevron.comPlease save the dates in your calendar.
The need to take practical action aiming at reducing food waste and save the environment has been reiterated by the environmentalists including children.According to the group of conservationists who gathered at the 2013 Flora and Fauna Fancy Dress Competitions in Lagos in continuation of the World Environment Day Celebration, reducing food waste will go a long way to save money and resources, minimize environmental impacts and, most importantly, move towards a world where everyone has enough to eat.With the support from the MTN Nigeria Communication, Fidelity Bank and the Nigerian Bottling Company, some conservationists and students from different schools in Lagos gathered at the Lekki office of the Nigerian Conservation to celebrate the annual event with the theme “Think, Eat and Save - Reduce your footprint".The theme of the year aimed at discouraging the wastage of food and to promote food loss campaign while urging people to reduce their food print.The special guest at the occasion, Mrs. Obayomi Balogun in her speech said that a recent assessment indicates that crop damage from the 2012 flooding in Nigeria was more severe than initially reported. As a result, 2012/13 staple food production may be as much as 12 percent lower than November…
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