LONDON: Nigeria’s new Endangered Species Conservation and Protection Bill to combat wildlife trafficking and protect highly endangered species has passed its first reading at the Nigeria House of Representatives. Prepared by the Nigerian Ministry of Environment and jointly sponsored by Hon. Johnson Oghuma, Chair of the House Environment Committee, and Hon. Sam Onuigbo, the legislation […]
Despite several high-profile seizures during the past four years, there have been hardly any proper investigations into the international illegal wildlife trade and few prosecutions of the criminals involved, a new analysis of pubic and court records has revealed.