EU invests €1.5m in wildlife conservation in Cross River

The European Union (EU) has contributed €1.5 million to safeguard Cross River’s wildlife, according to Ms. Samuela Isopi, EU’s Ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States.

During a meeting with Governor Bassey Otu in Calabar, Isopi highlighted the EU’s commitment to wildlife conservation, inaugurating new projects valued at €1.5 million.

She expressed pride in supporting Cross River and proposed an additional €3.5 million to combat illegal activities like logging and poaching, emphasising community engagement.

Governor Otu, welcoming the historic visit, praised the EU for fostering collaboration in biodiversity and climate sustainability.

He affirmed the state’s dedication to a green economy, promising enhanced security and promoting investment in agriculture, mining, and education.

Otu assured the EU of Cross River’s commitment to carbon reduction, announcing plans to issue a Green Bond in Luxembourg to reinforce their shared vision for a climate-friendly state.

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