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Lekki Conservation Centre

Name of organisation:

Nigerian Conservation Foundation

Funding support:

Chevron

Number of staff:
25

Number of visitors per year:
110,000

Overall aims of the centre
The Centre serves the purpose of environmental education, ecotourism and research

Description of the centre

Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) has grown into one of Africa’s prominent and most-diverse urban Nature Parks due to its high species richness. It is in the coastal environs covering an approximate land area of 78 hectares, extending from kilometer 19 along the Lagos-Epe Expressway and ends up a very close distance to the Atlantic Ocean near Okun Ibeju Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in the Eastern district of Lagos State. LCC can be accessed through the Lagos-Epe Expressway.

Main CEPA work areas

Environmental Education to over 200 schools’ children per week, habitat and species protection

Top three successes
Habitat Protection, community engagement, commemoration of global environmental days

Top three challenges

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; Health and safety

Website address:
www.ncfnigeria.org

Other Information:

Name: Balikis Abidemi Balogun

Address: Lekki Conservation Centre, KM 19, Lagos-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos

Telephone: +2348039242512

E-mail: Abidemi.balogun@ncfnigeria.org

 

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