Biding is closed. Thank you. The Chairman Assets Disposal Committee Nigerian Conservation Foundation Km 19, Lagos-Epe Expressway, Lekki P.O. Box 74638 Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Director General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mr. Adeniyi Karunwi, has called for more efforts that can combat degradation of forests, which will in turn protect the wildlife, just as he said a similar effort was needed to stop trafficking of wildlife in the country and sub-Saharan Africa at large. Karunwi made the call at the United States Consulate, Lagos, during the commemoration of this year’s World Wildlife Day organised by the American Consulate According to him, the pressure for ivory as a result of the demand from parts of Asia should be curbed so as to discourage hunting and indiscriminate poaching, which have led to the decline of wildlife population including elephants and rhinos. He said other animals such as pangolins had also become endangered because of such human activities. To fully arrest the situation, Karunwi said NCF was already championing the Green Recovery Nigeria Initiative with the aim of recovering one per cent of forest cover per year in the country for the next 25 years so as to meet up with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s recommendation of 25 per cent forest cover. He said the initiative was also part of the Foundation’s…
Nigerians have been enjoined to make wise use of the wetlands resources so as to enjoy continuous yield and help the future generations meet their needs and aspirations. The Director, Technical Programmes, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja, who gave this charge in Nguru, Yobe State, recently, also said that this could only happen when people ensure that they engage in activities that are sustainable and friendly to their environment. According to Dr. Onoja, while addressing the gathering during the NCF Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands Conservation Project (NCF-HNWCP) celebration of the 2016 edition of the Annual World Wetlands Day, wetlands are among the world’s most productive environment and are very sensitive to pollution from indiscriminate dumping of refuse. “The wetlands’ productivity depends on the proper ecological functioning of wetlands, which is distorted by unsustainable and unfriendly anthropogenic environmental practices,” Onoja said. The Acting Chairman of Nguru Local Government Area, Alhaji Maina D. Chiroma, while commending the good efforts of the organizers of the event and the activities of the NCF-Hadejia-Nguru Conservation Project in the wetlands over the years, said that the people in Nguru were so grateful to NCF for choosing to host this year’s celebration in their area. “NCF’s activities…
The Lekki Conservation Centre will close by 1.00pm on Monday, 15th February, 2016 and will not open on Tuesday, 16th February, 2016. We regret any inconvenience(s).
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