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Our primary goal has never been an easy one, advancing conservation for endangered wildlife and habitats in a human dominated landscape. For us, there are no quick fixes nor textbook solutions
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.
Here are just few indicators of our impact
Hectares with Conservation footprint
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