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SOPISDEW Cameroon commented on Vivienne Irikefe's blog post Environmental Impacts of activities from mechanic workshops in Nigeria
"This is a common problem in the main urban towns in Sub Sahara Africa..most urban municipalities have a poorly developed environmental management plan and in cases of planning, there is poor implementation."
Feb 23, 2014
Vivienne Irikefe posted a blog post

Environmental Impacts of activities from mechanic workshops in Nigeria

Indiscriminate dumping of heavy metals from auto-mechanic workshops can endanger public health and ecosystem.A professor of chemistry, Babajide Alo warns that other activities at the mechanic workshops put the artisans and their clients at risk.http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=6vBkaPYK-pkSee More
Feb 2, 2014
Vivienne Irikefe commented on Mike Shanahan's group Forests
"Cremation is relatively new in Africa.However Some countries on the continent are complaining about lack of space to bury the dead. The Lagos state House of Assembly in Nigeria has passed a bill to encourage voluntary cremation but the state…"
Jun 10, 2013
Vivienne Irikefe commented on Mike Shanahan's group Forests
"watch my report on Tobacco Smoking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b7nWViN3Mg"
Jun 10, 2013
Vivienne Irikefe joined Mike Shanahan's group
Jun 10, 2013
Vivienne Irikefe joined Mike Shanahan's group
Jun 10, 2013
Vivienne Irikefe joined Mike Shanahan's group
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Jun 10, 2013
Vivienne Irikefe commented on Mike Shanahan's group Agriculture
"Watch my news report on World Environment Day. As we know this year's theme focuses on food wastage  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6G_2Zznp-c"
Jun 10, 2013
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Apr 1, 2013
Vivienne Irikefe posted a blog post

DANA NATURE RESERVE, JORDAN

  The massive rocky landscape was captivating as we approach the reserve after a four hours ride from the Dead Sea area. Dana nature reserve is a biosphere reserve that is protected by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and Wild established in 1966. Seven other reserves which represent the four bio- geographical zones in Jordan also benefit from the protection. It is also said to be the largest nature reserve in Jordan covering three hundred and twenty (320) square…See More
Oct 16, 2012
Vivienne Irikefe commented on Vivienne Irikefe's blog post Sea Level Rise and Lagos Central
"I agree with you Augustina. I was also there in September and included the recent development in the video"
Oct 7, 2011
ARMSTRONG-OGBONNA,AUGUSTINA commented on Vivienne Irikefe's blog post Sea Level Rise and Lagos Central
"i hope the federal government respond before okun-alfa go out of extinction because i visited recently and the surge is more closer now than in july."
Oct 6, 2011
Vivienne Irikefe posted a blog post

Sea Level Rise and Lagos Central

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzi_XzoBZVkA mini documentary I produced for Policy Advocacy Project Partnership on Climate Change in Lagos. I was one of four Nigerian Journalists selected to work on how climate change affects eacho f the senatorial districts and I chose to work on Lagos central. The group of non governmental organisations hope to use the videos to shame and force senators to take proactive action to save their…See More
Sep 23, 2011
Phil Pauley left a comment for Vivienne Irikefe
"Thats a shame and as far as I know it should be an easy process. How Big is your video file?"
Aug 3, 2011
Vivienne Irikefe commented on Mike Shanahan's group Agriculture
"I joined this group  inspired me  to work on agricultural stories which I have not really  done much of; and food is key for survival"
Jul 22, 2011
Vivienne Irikefe joined Mike Shanahan's group
Jul 22, 2011

Profile Information

What is your name?
Vivienne
What is your job title?
Senior correspondent / producer/presenter
What organisation do you work for?
Silverbird Television
Website
www.youtube.com/vivienneirikefe
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail, adding any other relevant information not included in your previous answers. The site administrator will use this answer to decide whether to approve your membership
I report Health and the Environment for the news department of Silverbird television. Was among three Nigerian journalists sponsored by the British Council to participate a Training Worshop on Science of Climate Change in February 2010 at the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism, Oxford In September this year I was at Shanghai as the only Nigerian journalist selected to participate at the Global Media Symposuim on Climate Change and I am newly a member of sjcoop and I have a channel of youtube

Vivienne Irikefe's Blog

Environmental Impacts of activities from mechanic workshops in Nigeria

Indiscriminate dumping of heavy metals from auto-mechanic workshops can endanger public health and ecosystem.

A professor of chemistry, Babajide Alo warns that other activities at the mechanic workshops put the artisans and their clients at risk.

http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=6vBkaPYK-pk

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 21:39 — 1 Comment

WATER POLLUTION IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0WGopweG0Y&feature=youtu.be

Before 1996, Baruwa community in Alimosho area of Lagos Nigeria depended on their groundwater for drinking and domestic use. All that changed when they discovered that the more than 180 wells in the area had suddenly become greasy and smelly.

The traditional head Haliju Baruwa said they were alarmed when their domestic…

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 22:19

Environmental impacts of disposable diapers and sanitary towels

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Much of what we buy and use are disposables. From medical and electronic waste to kitchen and dining products, the list goes on.

Throwaway products are usually made from paper, plastic and cotton, but plastic items are by far used the most.

Though some disposables can breakdown rapidly others like throwaway diapers cannot.…

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 22:14

DANA NATURE RESERVE, JORDAN

 

 

The massive rocky landscape was captivating as we approach the reserve after a four hours ride from the Dead Sea area. Dana nature reserve is a biosphere reserve that is protected by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and Wild established in 1966. Seven other reserves which represent the four bio- geographical zones in Jordan also benefit from the protection. It is also said to be the largest nature reserve in Jordan covering three hundred and twenty (320)…

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Posted on October 16, 2012 at 19:59

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At 7:04 on August 3, 2011, Phil Pauley said…
Thats a shame and as far as I know it should be an easy process. How Big is your video file?
At 11:52 on July 22, 2011, Phil Pauley said…
Thanks Vivienne, please let me know if you have any problems... Phil
 
 
 

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