The RSPB has worked in Nigeria for 25 years. In this time, in partnership with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, we have worked from the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands in the far north to the Lekki Conservation Centre, the head office of the foundation, in the south.
Nigeria is also endowed with an incredibly diverse natural wealth, which is under great pressure from its burgeoning population. However, Nigeria's environment is often overlooked because of the small number of NGOs and experienced conservationists. RSPB is playing its part in developing this capacity by supporting the technical capacity of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the BirdLife partner in Nigeria.
The RSPB started its collaboration with NCF at the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands in 1987, supported surveys leading to the publication of the Important Bird Area (IBA) book and continues to collaborate on site protection projects at the most important IBAs.