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Finima Nature Park

Name of organisation: Nigerian Conservation Centre

Funding support:

Number of staff: 26

Number of visitors per year: 15,000+

Overall aims of the centre: The aim of the Park is for conservation, recreational activities and research in flora, fauna and cultural heritage of Bonny Island.

Description of the centre: The is a freshwater swamp forest lying along Nigeria’s southern coastal area of Bonny Island, River State. FNP is divided into the Eastern and Western blocks. It is approximately 1000 hectares, with a core area of about 700 hectares and buffer zone of about 300 hectares. The park is home to a wide variety of ecosystems and forms of wildlife such as endangered species of Psittacus erithacus (African Grey Parrot).

Main CEPA work areas:
We create community awareness which cut across different groups such as market women, youth and community leaders. Also, we have conservation club setup in 45 schools which cut across primary and secondary schools.

Top three successes:
Reforestation, Commemoration of UN recognized environmental days such as World Migratory Bird Day, World Wetlands Day, World Environment Day etc. and Community awareness.

Top three challenges

Children at Finima Nature Park

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;

Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

Running effective administration; 

Website address:
www.finimanaturepark.com
+2348061154038, finima.nature-park-f@nlng.com

 Finima Nature Park, Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria

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