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April 7, 2011

Slash-and-burn threatens African forests

IBIDAN, Nigeria, April 7 (UPI) -- Farming of crops like cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degradation of West Africa's tropical forest area, a study says.

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Mar, 27 2011

Ecuador, not Nigeria, grabs $4m UN-REDD fund

Nigeria’s high expectations at accessing funds to effectively kickstart its National Programme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) were somewhat dashed last week in far away Da Lat, Viet Nam, where a gathering of experts took stock of the climate change mitigation strategy.

But an innovative interim funding grant to the nation along with hopes for a better tomorrow seems to serve as a welcome consolation to the beleaguered delegates.

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21 March 2011

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change - Study

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Mar, 20 2011

Taraba draws six-month REDD readiness plan

Taraba State of Nigeria is aiming to becoming the second REDD Pilot State in the country after Cross River, which is on the verge of accessing funds set aside under the climate change mitigation programme.

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Feb, 27 2011

Certifying nation’s REDD readiness plan

Nigeria took yet another major step in its quest towards becoming a full-fledged REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) participatory nation following the authentication last Monday in Abuja of a draft REDD Readiness Programme.

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Feb 21, 2011

Climate change: Stakeholders converge in Abuja for draft REDD

Abuja – Stakeholders on climate change mitigation converged in Abuja on Monday to prepare a draft Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Readiness Programme (REDD+).

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15 February 2011

Nigeria to earn N34.44 billion yearly in tree planting

If tree planting programme initiated by the Federal Government is taken seriously, the way it should, Nigeria stands to generate a revenue of about N34.44 billion yearly.

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February 16, 2011

UK pledges support for Nigeria’s environmental programmes

The British government will support Nigeria’s effort to manage her environment through reduction of carbon emission, Henry Bellingham, British minister for Africa and the United Nations, said yesterday in Abuja.

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Jan, 30 2011

Group readies four states for REDD participation

In line with the Cross River State initiative, more states in Nigeria are making plans to be part of the socio-economically beneficial Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) climate mitigation scheme.

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Dec, 26 2010

Charting forest path for REDD readiness

There is concern that over 90 per cent of Nigeria’s forests have already gone, and more than half of what remains is found in Cross River State. The forest there is considered to be one of the richest biodiversity reserves in Africa.



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by Dr. Radut