Climate Change/Biodiversity

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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Climate change reduces Banana production,

Climate change reduces Banana production, affects child education in FCT community

Small-scale farmers at the Bmuko Community in Bwari Area Council of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have continued to lament how climate change is affecting Banana production and impacting their children’s education. Mr. Liberty Oseni, the Coordinator of MAWA Foundation, under the organization’s “Community Voice Project” led a team of journalists and researchers to the …

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Climate Change is fake, don’t tell us about it

Climate Change is fake, don’t tell us about it

Although there has been a huge conversation and investments made in climate change at the global, national, and local levels, rural women in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the Nigerian capital, do not believe climate change is real and consider it as fake. For many of them, climate change discussion is nothing but connivance with the …

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Chinese activities pushing climate change, exposing us to danger – FCT community

Chinese activities pushing climate change, exposing us to danger – FCT community

Residents of the Bmuko community in Bwari Area Council of  Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are accusing a Chinese company of contributing hugely to climate change that is destroying the environment, affecting their livelihoods, and exposing them to dangerous public health. Mmuko is about a kilometre away from the Tipper Garage, opposite Dutse Mkaranta along …

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No justice for Kogi community five years after exposing devastating environmental impact of mining

No justice for Kogi community five years after exposing devastating environmental impact of mining

The Nigerian government is yet to bring to justice perpetrators of terrible devastating environmental impact on Okobo community as a result of mining activities,  years after it was exposed TheCable Newspaper. Shortly after the devastating environmental impact on the Okobo community in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State was exposed, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, the …

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