Nigeria to establish 10 national parks to tackle biodiversity loss, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that 10 new national parks will be established as part of moves to tackle biodiversity loss.
Nigerian leader said this on Wednesday in a video message to the hybrid
High-Level event tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People” on the
margins of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) in
a statement by the presidential aide, Femi Adesina, Buhari explained that apart
from regional and inter-regional cooperation to tackle the menace, other
measures include: “Expansion of protected areas including the establishment of
ten (10) new National Parks across the country as well as the creation of
Marine Protected Areas pursuant to the 30X30 Agenda of the Convention on Biodiversity
(CBD); and domestication of relevant International Agreements, Conventions as
well as Laws and Policies for the protection and conservation of biodiversity.”
Buhari also said collaboration with
development partners and organizations will be vital to reversing biodiversity
loss and promote more investments in climate-positive economy.
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