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When planting trees is a curse

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Forests have been blacked out in the economic assessment of the country.The Economic Survey does not even list forestry as a sector, for which

accounts are prepared. Instead it is lumped together with agriculture and fisheries. In other words, there are no estimates of the productivity of

this sector, which encompasses over 20 per cent of the country's land area.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:18

World Wild Life Day

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World Wild Life Day was celebrated today at Nairobi Kenya. "The United Nations' first World Wildlife Day coincides with renewed attention being paid to the escalating crisis of wildlife poaching. While providing us with an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic diversity of life on earth it also reminds us of the urgency and responsibility to care for and protect it," said UN Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 16:53

World Congress on Agro Forestry 2014

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World Congress on Agro forestry was opened on 10th February 2014 in New Delhi, India.


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 19:14

Beauty of Cross River State

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Cross river state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria, west Africa. The state has a population of about 2.89million people. The state is immensly blessed with abundant natural resources and tourist attraction sites. Amongst them are the Agbokim water fall and the Obudu cattle ranch, the state is also blessed with abundant forest reserve. The forest covers a total land area of 6,102square kilometers with different tree species. The forest cut across different local government areas of the state. About 75% of Nigeria's endangered tree species are only found in cross river state. The state is also considered one of the richest bioderversity reserves in all of Africa. The state's forest support 22 primates species including endemics like the cross river gorila, drill monkey and preuss's Guenen monkey. The forest is monitored and protected by the cross river state forestry commission.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:27

More patience, less protest: the new politics of the urban poor

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A new book published shows how poor urban communities across Africa and Asia have developed powerful new approaches that have enabled millions of people to get better housing and services, and —beyond this — social justice and inclusion in political processes.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:44
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