Bringing Species Back from the Brink of Extinction

Bringing Species Back from the Brink of Extinction

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Synergizing, Collaborating, and Communicating

Synergizing, Collaborating, and Communicating

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Increasing Biological Knowledge; Providing Geographical Information

Increasing Biological Knowledge; Providing Geographical Information

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Supporting Communities; Transforming Mindsets

Supporting Communities; Transforming Mindsets

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Mentoring a Younger Generation #ConserveFuture

Mentoring a Younger Generation #ConserveFuture

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Creating Safe Areas for Wildlife and Forests

Creating Safe Areas for Wildlife and Forests

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Who we are

Locally-driven, nationally-relevant and internationally-acclaimed, multi-faceted team of conservationists.

GET TO KNOW US

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.
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OUR IMPACT

Here are just few indicators of our impact

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Project Sites

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Endangered Species

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Stakeholders Engaged

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Hectares with Conservation footprint

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Tree Planting Program Two tree species are the focus of this project – the Milicia excelsa (commonly called ‘Iroko’) in…

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Conserving chimpanzees and their habitats in southwest and Niger Delta Nigeria: The Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) has the lowest…

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The Management and Team

Meet the team that is piloting the project