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Rural awareness key to addressing climate change

Rural awareness key to addressing climate change

Rural awareness and capacity building of the local inhabitants is key to addressing climate change. The United Nations and other development partners working to address climate change impacts, must identify and work with local partners within the media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to undertake rural awareness and capacity building on climate change. And, in …

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We can’t address climate change without community awareness

We can’t address climate change without community awareness

One of the greatest challenges facing climate change understanding that will encourage mitigation and adaptation is a huge lack of awareness among rural communities’ inhabitants and urban dwellers. If we must address climate change and encourage citizens to take mitigation actions, investments in public awareness are fundamental and must be done. Climate Change appears to …

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Chinese search for Madrid fueling deforestation, biodiversity loss in Taraba Forests

Chinese search for Madrid fueling deforestation, biodiversity loss in Taraba Forests

The search for Rosewood, popularly known as Madrid among the locals by the Chinese Nationals has continued to fuel deforestation, leading to biodiversity loss and climate change in the Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State. MAWA-Foundation learned that Madrid is highly valuable and has become the most expensive wood in China as it is …

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Chinese search for Apa and Bubinga fueling deforestation in Cross Rivers Forest

Chinese search for Apa and Bubinga fueling deforestation in Cross River Forests

The search for two expensive pieces of wood, “Apa and Bubinga” by the Chinese nationals are fueling unprecedented deforestation in Cross Rivers Forests and putting them under severe threat, resulting in indigenous communities’ threat to livelihoods and exposing them to dangerous climate change impacts. Carrying out the act, Chinese nationals pay the locals who spot …

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What is Climate Change? FCT farmers lack awareness

What is Climate Change? FCT farmers lack awareness

In the last four decades, Nigeria had expended a huge amount of resources in addressing poverty and lifting citizens out of hunger. Apart from corruption and lack of political will that frustrate the initiatives and investments, climate change poses the most significant change to humanity with the likelihood of being the greatest factor leading to …

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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 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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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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