BPC and IDECC joint field programs in Nigeria

The joint venture BPC and IDECC currently works in several programs of ecology and biodiversity conservation studies in Nigeria, with 20 permanent staff,24 part-time, and 10 volunteers. Under the auspices of GEF – Global Environmental Facility and UNDP – United Nations Development Programme, and in collaboration with the University of Uyo and the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt, our institutes are carrying out local scale education programs for communities in crucial megadiverse sites, and ecological studies on highly threatened species. In particular, our scientific and conservation attention has gone to the threatened forest tortoises (Kinixys homeana and Kinixys erosa) of the Niger Delta rainforests, and to the forest mammals of this important biodiversity hotspot and eco-region