Climate Change/Biodiversity

MAWA Foundation wins MEEDAN Check Global Independent Media Response Fund

MAWA Foundation wins MEEDAN Check Global Independent Media Response Fund

The Media Advocacy West Africa (MAWA-Foundation) is happy to win Meedan Check Global Independent Media Response Fund. It is a new climate misinformation fund, an initiative designed to respond to the hyperlocal needs of communities and media practitioners in North-Africa Western-Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific region. In the new …

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Climate change now a greatest threat to Mali

Climate change now a greatest threat to Mali

Climate change threatens livelihood in Mali, as the rivers shrink, fertile land turns to desert, and insect infestations become more rampant. And, this is even more worrisome because, 80% of the population relies on traditional agriculture or fisheries, making the country extremely vulnerable to climate change. Oxfam has warned that Mali drought is capable of …

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Why communicating climate change is failing

Why communicating climate change is failing

In 2015, the comity of Nations put in place Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change. The agreement is considered a landmark effort in addressing Climate Change, it is a binding agreement that brings together nations for a collective cause to embark on determining work to fight climate change and adapt to …

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Storey building collapses in Jos over mining impacts on environment

Storey building collapses in Jos over mining impacts on environment

A storey building has collapsed in Bukuru, near Jos, Plateau State capital over what the locals said occurred as a result of mining impacts in the area that has left the environment devastated. The building located near Bukuru Mini Stadium has a supermarket on the ground floor with offices upstairs. The owner of the building, …

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Chinese mining activities shrink, contaminate our stream - FCT Community

Chinese mining activities shrink, contaminate our stream – FCT Community

Inhabitants of the Bmuko community in Bwari Area Council of  Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have said their community stream has been contaminated by the activities of a Chinese company that carries out mining activities in the area. Bmuko is about one kilometre away from the Tipper Garage, opposite Dutse Mkaranta along Bwari road, and …

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Local initiative mitigating Climate change, deforestation in Cross Rivers

Local initiative mitigating Climate change, deforestation in Cross Rivers

Bucho Community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross State is beginning to mitigate the effect of climate and deforestation it has suffered for decades using local initiative. The community in 2012 suffered a landslide that led to the destruction of farmlands, while the ecosystem and vegetation are fast disappearing as a result of deforestation …

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Climate change solutions must go beyond political proclamation

Climate change solutions must go beyond political proclamation

In 2015, the comity of Nations put in place Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change. The agreement is considered a landmark effort in addressing Climate Change, it is a binding agreement that brings together nations for a collective cause to embark on determining work to fight climate change and adapt to …

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Abuja estate developers don’t care about biodiversity loss

Abuja estate developers don’t care about biodiversity loss

Environmental scientists say Abuja estate developers are only interested in making money and do not care about biodiversity loss. They pointed out that their clearing of forests and vegetation for housing estates could lead to wildlife loss forever. Environmentalists who spoke to MAWA Foundation say the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and its Development Control, …

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We need climate change, environmental safety education – Abuja Farmers

We need climate change, environmental safety education – Abuja Farmers

Small Scale Maize farmers in the Idu area of Abuja located at the Idu Industrial site, about five kilometres from Airport Junction Jabi, told MAWA Foundation on Saturday that they need climate change education. A demand they say will help them acquire the knowledge and skill for climate change adaptation and resilience. Driving from Airport …

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Kogi community lost 103 hectares forest to deforestation

Kogi community lost 103 hectares forest to deforestation

Odolu Community in Igalamela Local Government Area of Kogi State has lost a huge portion of its forest to deforestation, leading to unprecedented biodiversity loss. And, as a result of that animals that rely on it for their habits are no longer found while the forest is facing extinction. The forest that stretches from Igabada …

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