Projects (13)



Rotunda (130-Seater Hall)

N250,000.00  (Refundable Deposit  N50,000.00).

Nature Station (Picnic Shed)

N70,000.00 (Refundable Deposit  N20,000.00).

Gazebo (96-Seater)

#120,000.00 (Refundable Deposit N20,000.00).

Tree Shade (Not more than 30 individuals)


Premises (200 capacity)

#150,000.00 (Refundable Deposit N30,000.00).



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The Omo-Oluwa-Shasha Forest Reserves contain some of the last remaining forest in South-Western Nigeria. These have been found to be biologically unique but are threatened by logging, over-hunting and clearance for farmland.In 2007, British Gas (BG) funded the first phase of a program, implemented by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), to establish a protected area in these three reserves.This first phase aimed to establish whether areas of natural forest remained of sufficient size and value to be conservation areas and to make recommendations for conservation.

The NCF report found that:

  • 40% of the natural forest in the reserves still remains.
  • The Omo and Shasha forests are still connected, but Oluwa has become isolated from these.
  • Elephant and Chimpanzee are still present.


The report recommended that:

  • All logging, hunting, farming and human settlement in natural forest should be stopped.
  • Logging activity shasha forest reserve.
  • Logging truck on road inside Shasha Forest Reserve
  • Two protected areas should be established – one comprising of Western Omo/Shasha and another comprising of Oluwa.
  • The area connecting the Omo and Shasha forests near Etemi should be allowed to regenerate.
  • Management plans should be drawn up for the forest surrounding the new protected areas.

The Hadejia Nguru Wetlands (HNWs) in Yobe State, are of great international significance to Palaearctic and Afro tropical migratory water birds, with counts of up to 423,166 water birds of 68 species.

The Hadejia Nguru Wetlands (HNWs) are located in the Sahel zone of north-eastern Nigeria. The area is floodplain wetland comprising permanent water bodies and seasonally flooded areas.

About 40% of the wetlands remain wet throughout the year, resulting in mats of Echinochloa, Nymphae, Limnophyton and Typha (now extensive: over 200sqkm, compared to 550ha in 1999) species at such sites, which constitute important feeding grounds for waterfowl; Mitragyna, Doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica), and Tamarinds (Tamarindus indica) are dominant among the larger plants of the area.

The area supports about 1.5 million farmers, herders and fishermen, who also gather wild products. Flood rice, irrigated onions and pepper from the wetlands are sold in national markets. Over 300,000 cattle spend the peak of the dry season here. About 6% of Nigeria’s inland fresh water fish catch is from here.

Background information

Living on the Edge Project LOTE is an initiative designed  to improve livelihood and habitats for migratory birds in the Sahel areas of four countries  in West Africa, namely Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mauritania. The project is funded by the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij, an independent lottery that set aside two-third of its profits for charities in the fields of development, education and nature conservation .Vogelbescherming Nederland is the beneficiary of the grant and has gone into contractual partnership with Birdlife International and its other NGO partners in the mentioned countries to implement the activities agreed to be conducted under this auspicious for a period of four years.

Mission and objectives of the project

It is apparent that the Sahel ecosystem supports large number of migratory birds. In which every year, some five billion birds make the crossing from Europe to Africa for the winter, and back. The phenomenon, in this context, has shown clearly that the Sahel is as an essential zone in this flyway and hence requires attention. It is obviously for this purpose that the project was initiated and target to conduct a site-based projects in the mentioned countries so as to restore and conserve natural dry land and wetland habitats and improve peoples’ livelihoods. These site-based projects have three main aims:

  1. To make a difference for birds and their habitat on the ground;
  2. Empower people for sustainable use of natural resources and improve livelihoods;
  3. To act as ‘field experiments’, i.e. to learn from successes and failures and extract best practices for combined resource management and conservation in the Sahel;

In Nigeria, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) through its field office located in Nguru  the North-Eastern part of the country is currently implementing the project activities in seven sites:

For further information please contact:

The Executive Director or National Project Coordinator
Nigerian Conservation Foundation NCF
Km 19 Lagos – Epe Express way, Lagos
P. Box 74638, Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria
Tel: 0903 489 5750

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Or Project Manager

NCF-Living on the Edge Project

PO Box 14 Nguru Yobe State
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Funded by: Nationale Postcode Loterij

The South East Regional Office is located in Calabar, Cross River state. The Office Manage two major projects in the Northern parts of Cross River State with financial support of Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and Leventis Foundation. The Regional Office focused on Biodiversity conservation and Protection. The Regional Office also engaged local forest communities in Forest Management and improvement of livelihood opportunities.

Becheve Nature Reserve (BNR)

Located on the Obudu Plateau in Cross Rivers State, the· Project is supported by the Leventis Foundation. Through NCF participation in Cross River Environmental NGO coalition (ENGO) led by OneSky, a Canadian NGO, BNR received some financial and technical support between 2002 and 2005 as a demonstration project of the coalition. BNR is owned by the local community but is managed by NCF through her South East Regional Office in Calabar.

At BNR, NCF has carried out field activities on the Obudu Plateau and has contributed to building the skills of staff in project administration and financial management. BNR is designed and managed as an urban park with nature trails, directional signs and a tree house which is a unique feature of the Reserve. As part of the ecotourism initiative of the Cross Rivers State Government (CRSG), Becheve was selected as one of the tourist sites in the State. In 2006, the CRSG erected a canopy walkway in the Reserve for tourists and visitors' use.

The NCF's management strategy gives priority to natural history interpretation, where staff guide and interpret nature to visitors. Apart from just managing the Reserve, the project has been able to improve the water supplies of the surrounding communities. This project has run for 11 years.




Osse River Park, formerly know as Ifon Forest Reserve is located in Ondo state, South Western Nigeria. Established through Government a Government Gazette No.2 of 4/1/1951 particularly for the protection of Wild Game. The Park covers an area of about 282.35km2 lying between 60 54’ & 70 14’ N and 50 43’ & 50 54’ E as a remnant of the previously contiguous forest bloc in the defunct Western Region of Nigeria. It is bounded on the West and south by Akure Benin Express Road; on the North West by Ipele-Idoani Expressway and on the East by River Osse and Asaboro Rubber Plantation. The Park is strategically located and is accessible from any part of Nigeria, about 20km from Owo, 80km from Akure, 6km from Ifon and about 80km from Benin City. About five and four hours drive from Abuja and Lagos respectively.

Why Conserve Osse River Park?
Osse river Park is rich in biodiversity and high in species endemism. Thus, Osse river Park is a hoe to many wildlife species recognised by many international treaties and conventions such as the Convention on trade in Endangered Species (CITIES).

Some of these species include the African Forest elephant, the Nigerian Chimpanzee, White Throated Guenon, the endemic and endangered Ibadan Malimbe as well as the African Grey Parrot, which is restricted to forest in West Africa.

The Park is also richly endowed with an array of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of great economic values which can significantly be exploited as alternative livelihood sources to reduce pressures on forest products and associated wildlife.

Boosted by remarkable geographical cultural, historical and aesthetic attributes, the Park is a potential pearl of ecotourism in the world. Well drained mainly by River Osse and Uwesse and their tributaries and the Park offers opportunities for recreational activities such as nature watching, sport fishing, rapid boating, picnicking,  touring, wilderness experience and primitive camping.

The main natural vegetation are low land rain forest interspersed with savanna mosaic and the Riverside Forest along the river courses with multiple landscapes patches and high biodiversity. Exotic species of birds are abundant to attract Bird Watchers, Researchers and Primitive campers.

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