The Zoological Society of Nigeria has warned on the danger of continuous destruction and disruption of wildlife, saying such practices affect the echo-system. Its president, Prof. Sonnie Oniye, who spoke at the opening of the society’s Ninth Annual Conference at the University of Ibadan, said abuse of wildlife would signal more trouble for human beings.
He said: “The management of our environment is appalling. Drive round most of the state capitals, towns and villages in Nigeria; you will be shocked at the quality of life and squalor. “We all know our wildlife has been decimated. We are in an era of threatening zoonotic diseases, a good example of which is Ebola.”