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Buhari promises to continue protecting human, other living things

By News Desk

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in New York declared that Federal Government has initiated some specific actions to tackle and reverse the severe trend of biodiversity loss affecting the whole world.

Aside championing regional and inter-regional cooperation towards addressing the scourge, the president also disclosed that his administration has outlined other measures to tackle the menace and reverse the negative trend.

He listed the measures to 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.

The president spoke 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), according to a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.

The Nigerian leader added that, “leveraging the cooperation and partnerships of the Development Partners as well as International Organisations and Coalitions for concrete action against deforestation and biodiversity loss; and promotion and increased investments in climate-positive and nature-positive economy for sustainable environment and land use practices” were other areas being worked on to confront the challenge.

He expressed gratitude to the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Quesada, whose country currently chairs the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC) of which Nigeria is also a member and co-chair for the opportunity to be part of “this great event.”

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