CHIMPANZEE CONSERVATION

SW/Niger Delta forest project collaboration

CHIMPANZEE CONSERVATION LANDMARK

At the start of 2021, His Excellency the Governor Dr. ‘Kayode Fayemi signed a Memorandum of collaboration with South West/Niger Delta Forest Project, establishing a Conservation Area within Ise Forest Reserve, to protect the last remaining stronghold in Ekiti of the unique south-western Nigerian sub-species of endangered Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees. The project will also feature a strong livelihoods component for communities adjoining the reserve and has already generated jobs for the 20 local people recruited and trained as project conservation rangers.