Head, Biodiversity, Marine Protection and Conservation
About My Work
Adopt, Revise and implement the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.
Make biodiversity and wildlife conservation a development priority through proper mainstreaming into sectoral policies, plans and programmes.
Encourage community action to halt the loss of the nation’s biodiversity and wildlife by increasing devolution of the rights and management of natural resources to indigenous and local communities, communication outreach and capacity building.
Encourage sustainable use of farmlands, forest and wetlands outside protected areas while promoting in-situ and ex-situ biodiversity conservation.
Promote sustainable consumption patterns and introduce population control measures in order to minimize human impact on biodiversity and wildlife resources.
Conserve and facilitate access to genetic resources that are important to agriculture, medicine and industry; support the sharing of the benefits and knowledge, expertise and technologies in the use of biodiversity in a fair and equitable manner; assess periodically the state biodiversity conservation status through monitoring and identification and strengthen the state owned Research centres for the exchange of data and information of relevance to the conservation of biological diversity. Establish a biodiversity data base as the basis for evaluation and monitoring
Facilitate the establishment of strict control of discharge of pollutants and toxic wastes into coastal and marine ecosystems including ensuring compliance to relevant laws and regulations.
Support and promote research and cross-sectoral capacity enhancement in the conservation, protection and management of marine and costal resources.
Identify and participate in the designation of areas with endemic species and demarcate such areas as Marine Protected Areas to make them no-go areas for industrial or other harmful human activities of any sort.
Adhere to strict Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) when considering activities such as aquaculture that places demand on marine ecosystem resources.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development