To mark World Wildlife Day 2023, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF) joined Ayatutu Unity and Ecological Forum (AUEF) and other Non-Governmental Organisations to encourage people to adopt lifestyles that preserve wildlife, conserve the environment, and maintain that natural balance in the ecosystem to ultimately save both animal and human lives.
Programme Officer, Agriculture and Environment of ESLF, Caleb Anber, made this appeal at a one-day event in Makurdi to raise public awareness about the need to preserve wildlife.
Mr. Anber pointed out that proper management of wildlife could boost the tourism potentials of a place which provides needed income for development of all sectors.
The event featured a tour of the Oracle Wildlife Park venue of the event which offered participants the chance to see first-hand several wild animals including lions, hyenas, foxes, pythons, crocodiles, monkeys, chimpanzees among others.
The environmental enthusiasts who expressed delight at the experience commended the effort to preserve such rare species and emphasized the need to, as much as possible, keep them in their natural habitats which is best for them to live, grow, reproduce and be saved from going into extinction.