From: AgroNature Admin
As part of efforts to further protect the nation’s biodiversity in 2019, the National Park Service (NPS) and major conservation organisations met at the weekend met with the NPS Conservator-General, Ibrahim Goni.
The discussion was to ensure that the 10-member coalition under the aegis of National Coordination Group for Key Biodiversity Areas (NCG) to implement the global Key Biodiversity Area Programmes in the country in line with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
According to the CG, the group was constituted to produce terms of preference for the identification, documentation and delineation of key biodiversity areas in Nigeria.
In a statement released by the Media Assistant to the Conservatior-General (CG), National Park Service, Yakubu Zull, the partnership with other strategic partners would help promote conservation efforts by mapping and lobbying for the development of important sites in the nation.
In his remarks, Goni urged members of the NCG to liaise with relevant Federal Government agencies, international organizations and individuals to achieve the mandate.
He assured the Group of continuous support of the NPS to help realize its objectives in Nigeria.
Members of the Group was drawn from some conservation organizations in Nigeria such as Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Wildlife Society of Nigeria (WISON), National Park Service (PKS), Federal Department of Forestry (FDF) and the academia.