Conserving chimpanzees and their habitats in southwest and Niger Delta Nigeria: The Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) has…
Conserving chimpanzees and their habitats in southwest and Niger Delta Nigeria: The Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) has…Learn More
The Conservation Agenda
We prioritize Systematic Conservation Research, Planning and Monitoring because we believe it is a prerequisite to making informed decision at any…Learn More
The Conservation Challenge
Habitat loss/fragmentation Much of the world’s tropical forests, which harbours the bulk of the world’s species, have been…Learn More
Conservation Education and Policy Advocacy
Our project is taking several different approaches to education and outreach in communities living within and around forest…Learn More
Tree Planting Program
Tree Planting Program Two tree species are the focus of this project – the Milicia excelsa (commonly called ‘Iroko’) in…Learn More
Our Mission and Aims
Our project’s mission is to provide conservation solutions that will enhance the survival of threatened species and forest…More About Us
Niger Delta Red Colobus Conservation
Discovered only in 1993, the Niger Delta red colobus is endemic to marsh forests in the central part…Learn More
Our project is taking several different approaches to education and outreach in communities living within and around forest…
Discovered only in 1993, the Niger Delta red colobus is endemic to marsh forests in the central part…
Tree Planting Program Two tree species are the focus of this project – the Milicia excelsa (commonly called ‘Iroko’) in…
GET TO KNOW THE SWNDF PROJECT
Our priority is to conserve and preserve our ecosystem's habitats
Welcome to SW Niger Delta Forest Project Website
During the 2011 International Year of Forests, shocking statistics were brought to light by experts around the globe. World deforestation averaged 14.5 million hectares per year between 1990 and 2005, which is nearly 10 hectares of forest per minute over the 15-year period. The cause of such extent of deforestation was chiefly attributed to the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land. More so, loss of forests has been reported as one of the leading causes of Climate Change and Species Extinction.
Reports from the Global Forest Resource Assessment of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) revealed that Nigeria has the highest deforestation rate of primary forest in the world and there are indications that the country may lose virtually all of its primary forest within a few years.
Real quagmires exist – Nigeria is Africa’s most populous Nation and more so its southern region where natural forest ecosystem occurs is an area of one of the highest human population densities in tropical Africa. It begs the question, how can conservation and sustainable development be achieved in such a scenario?! The solution is certainly not straight-forward and in this complex web of draws and drawbacks, our project attempts to provide effective locally-driven solutions that combine global resourcefulness with indigenous novelty in planning, research, education/communication and tactical implementation.
Our Mission and Aims
Our project’s mission is to provide conservation solutions that will enhance the survival of threatened species and forest habitats in Nigeria.
We are working tirelessly to:
- Reduce current rates of forest loss and threats to critical wildlife populations;
- Restore forests and wildlife populations to viable levels;
- Gather robust scientific/technical information to inform management decisions and approaches;
- Engage stakeholders to support conservation actions and improve local livelihoods;
- Advocate for positive change of attitudes/actions/policies that advances sustainability;
- Build local capacity and spark conservation interest in young Nigerians.
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Here are just few indicators of of determination and propects
NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
...general updates and updates
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