Nigeria battling species extinction, plans 10 new national parks – Buhari - UNGA

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President Muhammadu Buhari assured the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that Nigeria is working to reverse the severe trend of biodiversity loss.

He spoke on Wednesday in a video message to an hybrid High-Level event tagged "Transformative Actions for Nature and People" on the margins of the 76th Session of UNGA.

Aside from championing regional and inter-regional cooperation towards addressing the scourge, the President outlined other measures.

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Buhari listed expansion of protected areas, including the establishment of 10 new National Parks across Nigeria; and creation of Marine Protected Areas pursuant to the 30X30 Agenda of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD).

He mentioned the domestication of relevant international agreements, and laws/policies for the protection and conservation of biodiversity.

The President added that partnerships with development partners, and increased investments in a climate-positive economy for sustainable environment and land use practices were also being worked on.

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Buhari thanked President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada whose country currently chairs the High Ambition Coalition for Nature & People (HAC). Nigeria is a member and co-chair.


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