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Vivienne Irikefe
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What is your name?
What is your job title?
Senior correspondent / producer/presenter
What organisation do you work for?
Silverbird Television
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
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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.

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


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…


Posted on April 1, 2013 at 22:19

Environmental impacts of disposable diapers and sanitary towels

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.…


Posted on April 1, 2013 at 22:14




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)…


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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