The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola inspected the newly constructed longest canopy walkway in the continent of Africa on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015. Located at the Lekki Conservation Centre, a project of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, the canopy walkway is about 401 metres long. Funded by the Lagos State Government through the state Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations, the walk way will soon be commissioned and opened to the tourists. Governor Raji Fashola who with some members of his cabinet walked through the sky walkway said “this is a nice work. It's good to walk through, get close to the nature, get to the top of the trees, see monkeys and birds. This is the longest skywalk in the whole of Africa, beating the one in Kakum National Park in Ghana". The Governor also inspected other newly constructed Eco-Park facilities at the Lekki Conservation Centre such as fish ponds, jungle gym, outdoor games, Gazebos and among others. 
In line with the NCF mission to preserve the full range of Nigeria's biodiversity which includes species, ecosystem and genetic biodiversity, a Sea Turtle was rescued and released in to the sea at the Alpha Beach in Lagos. Two nature enthusiasts, Ayo Fadahunsi and James Kehinde brought the Sea Turtle to the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) from Jakande round/about along the Lagos - Epe expressway. Sea Turtle can be found along the Nigerian coastline. Leatherback Turtle for instance, is one of the five species of sea turtles that can be found in Nigerian coastline. It is the largest living sea turtle with weight and length exceeding over 650kg and 7ft respectively. With a lifespan of about 30 years in the wild and are currently threatened by marine pollution, poaching and harvest of eggs along beaches. Sea Turtle is an endangered species wherever it is found. Part of the measures to enhance its conservation and protection is to rescue it from captivity. 
The Taraba State Government has been enjoined to institutionalise and build on the Participatory Forest Management approach to natural resources conservation initiated by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). As part of efforts to arrest the degradation of forest caused by overexploitation of timber products, the Foundation implemented Participatory Forest Management Project where Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum was formed to see to community involvement in the management of forests in Taraba State. Speaking at a two-day Stakeholders’ Workshop on ‘Forest Conservation’ in Baissa, Kurmi LGA of Taraba State organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation with the support of Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the Technical Adviser of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Mr. Ibrahim Inahoro attributed the unsustainable management of forest resources in the State to ineffectiveness of the forestry Institutions in the State. According to him, though the State Government set up a Forestry Task Force Committee, much is yet to be done to curb the rate of forest degradation in the State. The Director of Forestry, Taraba State, Mr. Samuel Tetule in his opening remark reiterated the government’s commitment in supporting all efforts made towards the protection of forest and other natural resources in the state. Some of…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Oxfam are making efforts to improve small scale farmer’s resilience to climate change food security. With an initiative, Farmers Field School (FFS)aimed at preparing farmers for adaptation measure against climate change effect on food crops, small scale farmers will be able to cope with the negative effects of climate change. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the initiative in Omo J4 Forest Reserve, NCF Chief Conservation Officer, Adedamola Ogunsesan said that though the menace of climate change and it numerous effects is a global issue, countries are beginning to develop strategic to ameliorate its impact on human lives and agricultural production to tackle issue of food security. According to him, Ogun State like other States in Nigeria is faced with low food harvest due to lack of ineffective farming practices by farmers and inadequate knowledge to effectively manage the effects of climate change on food crop production hence, the need to equip farmers in rural communities with knowledge on how to tackle climate change induced poor yield, poor soil fertility and low nutrient retaining ability, abnormal flow of rain fall and the spread of common and uncommon diseases. "Adaptation strategies are short and long-term…
In a bid to support African environmental scientists to continue to play an important role on sustainable natural resource management, training on research writing was organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation for a group of environmental scientists. The training themed “Developing Research Capacity among African Environmental Scientists” (DRECA), was supported by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Tropical Biology Association. The training which was held at St. Louis Bautain Retreat and Catechetical Centre, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State, had participants drawn from universities, conservation organizations and research institutions in Nigeria. The workshop identified lack of fund and poor background of research environment and lack of statistical knowledge as some of the barriers for an effective research works in Africa. Other factors include the absence of workable laboratories, lack of skills to understand social issues, lack of data collection techniques and lack of research communication between Africa and the rest of the world, hence, the need to build the capacity of environmental scientists as solutions to curb the identified challenges. Speaking at the 5 days training workshop, the coordinator, Mrs. Funmi Tsewinor of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation said that the aims of the training was to equipped young environmental…
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