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In 2000 the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) began project to assist local communities with the manufacture of jewellery from nypa palm. The idea was that utilization would curtail the growth of the palm in the area. However it had little effect as there was little mass market appeal for nypa jewellery in Nigeria. A more viable alternative would be to teach local people the many other uses of nypa palm, including how to produce alcohol, sugar and vinegar (Sunderland and Morakinyo 2002; World Bank, ISME, cenTER Aarhus 2003; Udofia and Udo 2005).
In June 2002 EIf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd. announced that it would investigate means by which the N. fruticans invasion could be controlled (Obari 2002 in Sunderland and Morakinyo 2002). A month later the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment announced that plans were underway to eradicate Nypa and rehabilitate the Niger Delta's mangrove habitat with native mangrove species (Oghifo 2002 in Sunderland and Morakinyo 2002; World Bank, ISME, cenTER Aarhus 2003).
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