IITA Forest Center monitors bird populations with mist nets

Biodiversity focus: IITA Forest Center monitors bird populations with mist nets

The IITA Forest Reserve is one of 27 sites designated as Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Nigeria. The 350-ha forest qualifies as an IBA because it holds 67 bird species that are restricted to the Guinea-Congo Forest Biome, and the entire IITA-Ibadan Campus, which consists of other habitat types, is a haven for…

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Forest Center Plant Specialist demonstrates seed propagation techniques to participants.

IITA Forest Center trains coordinators of School Conservation Clubs

In an effort to train trainers, who are coordinators of various Schools Conservation Clubs (SCCs) in southwestern Nigeria, the IITA Forest Center (FC) organized a workshop at the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan on 8 February. Twenty-three SCC Coordinators from primary and secondary schools in Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo states, attended the workshop. In partnership with…

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Forest Center of IITA celebrates ‘First-ever’ Nigerian Bird Festival

On 6 and 7 December, the IITA Forest Center celebrated the first-ever Nigerian Bird Festival with funding support from the AG. Leventis Foundation and US Consulate General, Lagos. The event convened students, ornithologists, environmentalists and nature lovers on the IITA-Ibadan campus, to celebrate birds and highlight the need to protect them and their habitats. Over…

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Picture of NCF DG, Muhtari Aminu-Kano, about to plant a tree during the tree planting exercise at IITA Tree Heritage Park

Forest Center commemorates meeting of Nigerian conservation body with tree planting ceremony

IITA and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) have long-standing relationships, covered by a memorandum of understanding, to strengthen conservation activities of the IITA Forest Center (FC) in Ibadan.