Name of organisation
Nigerian Conservation Centre
Number of staff
Number of visitors per year
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 area
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.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails
Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures
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
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