In the words of Hansjorg Wyss “For the sake of all living things, let’s see to it that far more of our planet is protected by people, for people and for all time”.
Wildlife and their habitats are struggling to survive all over the world most especially in landscapes with high human population density. In Nigeria, we work in areas that should be declared as a “state of conservation emergency” where local widespread extinction is taking place in real-time, requiring critical urgent actions to save the day! The challenges in the landscapes where we work are overwhelming and complicated, but we are confronting them head on. Stepping into conflicts and knotty situations to bring back species from the brink of extinction and restore forests. As conservationists, we believe that by conserving one acre at a time and one species after the other, we are transforming whole landscapes into a safe haven for biodiversity. So that there’s a generation that can step into a sustainable future without fear of natural disasters, pandemics and climate crisis – an enriching life full of possibilities.
That’s why we work to:
Team work and team spirit is a major attribute of what drives our conservation efforts. The project’s team is made up entirely of young people from local institutions and local communities, that’s why we remain the foremost grassroots-focused conservation organization in Nigeria.
We are a grassroots-focused organization and we need all the help we can get.
5 REASONS WHY YOU MAY LIKE TO SUPPORT US :
1. Our work is prioritizing conservation of species populations on the brink of extinction.
2. We are preserving highly threatened and fragile forest habitat overlapping areas with one of the highest human population densities in the world.
3. Our project is a multi-stakeholder collaboration effort involving local communities and governments at all levels. We are applying public-private conservation model and a community-based conservation approach to promote local stewardship.
4. We are helping local people and the Nigerian public to appreciate native species and their immediate natural environment.
5. We are promoting local initiatives and grassroots-tailored solutions while contributing to global conservation objectives.
We are a team of passionate people who want to see Species – Biodiversity – Nature thrive against all odds. We consider that we have become a FORCE OF CHANGE for biodiversity conservation in Nigeria. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can interact with us on social media.
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