News Nigeria

The rare cross river gorilla © WCS

Rare Cross River gorilla still faces serious...

Tue, 26/09/2017
Conservationists in Nigeria have warned that the threat of completely losing the iconic but highly endangered Cross River gorilla still stands, despite efforts by government to reroute a superhighway project that was identified as a major danger to the existence of the species.
© WCS

L’espèce rare du Gorille de la Rivière Cross...

Tue, 26/09/2017

Les experts de la conservation au Nigéria ont prévenu que la menace d’une perte complèt

Projects led by young conservationists are making a difference to birds around the world. Photo: Slaty Egret © Birdwatch Zambia

7 projects led by young conservationists that are...

Tue, 11/04/2017
Today winners have been announced for CLP and Birdfair project awards, all initiatives led by young conservationists. Discover their inspiring work in this roundup.
Training using improved cassava stems on improved methods of planting cassava ©NCF

Saving forests and farms in Nigeria

Mon, 03/04/2017
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), under the GEF-SGP, has adopted an integrated forest management approach to enhance the economy of three selected forest-edge communities in Cross River State.
Sustainable food production in Nigeria © WFP

Stakeholders call to end unsustainable land use...

Wed, 21/12/2016
The unsustainable land use issue has been identified as key threat to biodiversity conservation in the West African Region.
Cross River © jbdodane/Flickr

Irreplaceable - Cross River National Park, Nigeria

Tue, 08/11/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever.
© NCF

Giving verve to Nigeria’s Important Bird and...

Mon, 23/05/2016
As part of its commitment and dedication to the conservation and management of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) within and outside protected areas, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF, BirdLife Partner) has conducted an Annual Water Bird Census at Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands in Yobe and Jigawa States.
Agbokim Falls in Cross River National Park

BirdLife advocates to halt construction of...

Mon, 18/04/2016
The Cross River National Park, one of the most biological diverse sites in Nigeria and an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is currently being threatened by the construction of a Super-Highway.

West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s...

Thu, 17/12/2015
On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.

Dr. Shiiwua Manu receives first ever Marsh Award...

Mon, 03/11/2014
The new Marsh Award for International Ornithology was presented for the first time this year to Dr Shiiwua Manu, head of the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) in Jos, Nigeria.

Africa welcomes feathered globetrotters!

Fri, 06/09/2013
This year, the residents of as many as eleven African countries will watch the sky in Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, RSA, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe and, for the first time, in Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda.

Living on the Edge: protecting and restoring...

Sun, 16/09/2012
Birds and people depend on natural resources for their survival. The intricate link between people and their environment is especially apparent in the Sahel, with its millions of people (and hundreds of millions of goats), its unpredictable rainfall, and the increasing pressure on wetlands, trees and grasslands which are also used by billions of migratory and Afrotropical birds.