Did you know that after being invisible for 30 years, leopard resurfaced in Nigeria last year? Did you know that there is two types of African elephant in Nigeria? Did you know that there is still millions of plants and insect species that have yet to be discovered in Nigeria rainforest?… These are just a sample of the many things you’ll see and learn visiting the Nigeria Wildlife and Conservation photo exhibit at French Institute from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th June.

Did you know that gorilla is called the “forest gardener”? Do you know why?  Did you know that the DNA of chimpanzee and humans is 98.5% the same? Did you know that more and more huntsmen are trained to bee-keeping activities to preserve the forests?… That’s just sample of many ludic course that 200 schoolchildren from Abuja will follow on Thursday 27thJune.

Did you know that only 100 to 150 elephants are still living in North-Eastern Nigeria? Did you know that every day, Nigerian rangers are risking their life to protect wildlife? Did you know that Southern rainforest is one of the few biodiversity hotspot remaining in Nigeria? Have you ever think about what would be the consequences of the loss of such natural heritage?… These are only few of the questions that will be raised at the Wildlife and Conservation Round Table organized on Friday 28th June (9:30 am) gathering many stakeholders committed into conservation in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Wildlife and Conservation Week is co-organized by the French Embassy, the French Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society and One Environment. And you are welcome to visit the photo exhibit and join us to debate at the round table! 

The Nigerian Wildlife and Conservation Week is co-organized by the French Embassy, the Institut francais du Nigeria, Wildlife Conservation Society and One Environment.

 

 

 

Press review

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