News Nigeria

Egyptian vulturer © Birdlife Europe

Working with traditional healers to end vulture...

Wed, 10/06/2020
In West Africa, illegal trade in vultures’ parts for belief based use spells doom for these endangered birds. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), BirdLife Partner is working with local traditional healers to create awareness on plant-based alternatives, as substitutes to vultures’ parts.
Participants take part in WWD celebrations in Uganda, organized by Nature Uganda  © Jonathan Onongo

A look back at BirdLife Africa's World...

Wed, 08/04/2020
On 3 March every year, people across the world gather to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild flora and fauna. From films and exhibitions to nature walks and face paining, here's a look back at the diverse ways the BirdLife Partnership marked the day across Africa.
© Ghana Wildlife Society

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
© Ethiopia Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS)

BirdLife Africa partners celebrate International...

Thu, 03/10/2019
On 7th September 2019, the world marked the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), a day set aside to create awareness about vultures, and celebrate their important role in cleaning up the environment thus preventing the spread of dangerous diseases.
Representative members of the 5 community forests in Taraba state during a stakeholders workshop for forest conservation

Nigerian communities defy odds to protect forest...

Wed, 17/10/2018
Illegal rosewood traders were targeting vulnerable groups, encouraging them to earn a living from logging. To combat this, Nigeria Conservation Foundation helped local people to set up five community forests where they can earn a sustainable income without destroying vital habitats.
Students were taken birdwatching at Omo Biosphere Reserve as part of the event © NCF

Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations...

Tue, 07/08/2018
The wonders of migration take one small village by storm, and a chance encounter with a ringed Osprey shows that birds’ incredible journeys really do link people on opposite sides of the globe…
Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey

Women are championing mangrove conservation in...

Mon, 05/03/2018
A women-led civil society group in Nigeria is empowering women and the whole community to protect Nigeria’s extremely productive but disappearing mangrove forests, which provide abundant services to the marine environment and people.
El primer proyecto en Nigeria de rehabilitación de manglares liderado por mujeres ya es un éxito© Enobong Bassey

Las mujeres lideran la conservación de manglares...

Mon, 05/03/2018

Un grupo de mujeres trabaja de manera incansable para revertir las amenazas

O primeiro projeto de recuperação de mangais conduzido por mulheres já está a produzir resultados © Enobong Bassey

Mulheres defendem a conservação do mangal na...

Mon, 05/03/2018

Um grupo de mulheres trabalha incansavelmente para reverter as ameaças potencia

© Enobong Bassey

Les femmes aux devants de la conservation des...

Mon, 05/03/2018
Un groupe de la société civile dirigé par des femmes au Nigéria, la Société pour les femmes et les groupes vulnérables, autonomise les femmes et les communautés pour la protection des forêts de mangroves au Nigéria qui sont extrêmement productives mais sont en passe de disparaitre.
This year, Spring Alive brought out their first children's story book © Spring Alive

Thinking outside the box: engaging tomorrow'...

Thu, 21/12/2017
Throughout 2017, conservationists have been visiting schools and communities across Eurasia and Africa as part of BirdLife's Spring Alive project. At the end of the year, Spring Alive reflects on some of the most exciting ways of inspiring both children and adults about migratory birds and nature.
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.