Become a Member

NCF membership includes a wide variety of members. Together they express, from their different categories, keen interests in nature conservation efforts. 

They readily join in advocacy for the preservation of Nigeria’s natural resources, and willingly lend moral and financial support to NCF programmes and activities. NCF offers members the opportunity to make use of the research library, access to Nature Reserve sites, attend NCF events, and suggest ways of meeting its vision of harmonizing the relationship between man and the environment.


There are two broad categories available; Corporate and Individual.

Please find below the details of each category and its sub categories.


CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP 

This category of membership includes business and corporate organisations with keen interests in nature conservation.


PLATINUM CORPORATE MEMBERS
Registration and Annual Subscription N500,000.00
Privileges:

  1.   Organization’s image, market and clientele are internationally enhanced.
  2.  The Nigerian tax policy allows tax benefit for donations towards alleviation of environmental problems.
  3.  Advertisement in NCF publications which are circulated locally and internationally.
  4. Annual Certificate of Membership.
  5. Complimentary copy of NCF branded annual calendar.
  6.  Free use of NCF Library.
  7. Opportunity to participate in NCF organized tours to places of conservation interest.
  8. 25% discount on all NCF facilities’ usage.

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


GOLD CORPORATE MEMBERS
Registration and Annual Subscription N250,000.00
Privileges:

  1. Organization’s image, market and clientele are internationally enhanced.
  2. The Nigerian tax policy allows tax benefit for donations towards alleviation of environmental problems.
  3. Advertisement in NCF publications which are circulated locally and internationally.
  4. Annual Certificate of Membership.
  5. Complimentary copy of NCF branded annual calendar.
  6. Free use of NCF Library.
  7. Opportunity to participate in NCF Organized tours to places of conservation interest.
  8. 20% discount on all NCF facilities usage. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE



SILVER CORPORATE MEMBERS
Registration and Annual Subscription N100, 000.00
Privileges:

  1. Organization’s image, market and clientele are internationally enhanced.
  2. The Nigerian tax policy allows tax benefit for donations towards alleviation of environmental problems.
  3. Advertisement in NCF publications which are circulated locally and internationally.
  4. Annual Certificate of Membership.
  5. Complimentary copy of NCF branded annual calendar.
  6. Free use of NCF Library.
  7. Opportunity to participate in NCF Organized tours to places of conservation interest.!
  8. 10% discount on all NCF facilities usage. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE



BRONZE CORPORATE MEMBERS
Registration and Annual Subscription N25, 000.00
Privileges:

  1. Organization’s image, market and clientele are internationally enhanced.
  2. The Nigerian tax policy allows tax benefit for donations towards alleviation of environmental problems.
  3. Advertisement in NCF publications which are circulated locally and internationally.
  4. Annual Certificate of Membership.
  5. Complimentary copy of NCF branded annual calendar.
  6. Free use of NCF Library.
  7. Opportunity to participate in NCF Organized tours to places of conservation interest.
  8. 5% discount on all NCF facilities usage. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS


LIFE FELLOWS
They are men and women from all walks of life who volunteer their time and service to work with NCF towards the attainment of NCF vision. 

Registration and Subscription N150,000.00
Privileges:

  1. Free use of NCF library.
  2. Free access to NCF nature reserve sites.
  3. Invitation to NCF events.
  4. Complimentary copy of NCF branded Annual Calendar.
  5. Free copy of NCF Nature Watch Magazine. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


FELLOWS
These are members who pay an annual subscription of N25,000.

Registration and Annual Subscription N25,000.00
Privileges:

  1. Free use of NCF Library.
  2. Free access to NCF nature reserve sites.
  3. Invitation to specific NCF events.
  4. NCF e-bulletin and information on environmental issues. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


FAMILY MEMBERS (MAXIMUM OF SIX)
This category of membership accommodates six members of a family.
Registration and Annual Subscription N7,500.00
Privileges:

  1. Free use of NCF Library.
  2. Free access to NCF nature reserve sites.
  3. Invitation to specific NCF events.
  4. Information about NCF environmental events.
  5. E-bulletin.

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS 
Registration and Annual Subscription N2,500.00
Privileges:

  1. Free use of NCF Library.
  2. Free access to NCF nature reserve sites.
  3. Invitation to specific NCF events.
  4. NCF Membership Identity Card.
  5. Information about NCF environmental programmes.  

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


STUDENT MEMBERS
Registration and Annual Subscription N1000.00
Privileges:

  1. Free use of NCF Library.
  2. Discounted/free visit to nature reserve sites.
  3. Invitation to specific NCF events.
  4. NCF Membership Identity Card.
  5. Access firsthand information on local and international news for Students 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (OR THE BUTTON BELOW) TO FILL FORM AND SUBSCRIBE


NOTE

  • By joining NCF, you are contributing towards better global environment and integrated rural and urban development in our local communities.
  • For membership registration/upgrade of membership status, you are requested to fill a new membership form and attach a current passport.
  • Members are encouraged to have active E-mail Address for effective communication.
  • Please go through the form carefully before filling.
  • A functional ATM card to complete your online payment.

 

To become a member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), kindly click on the link of any of the categories above to register as a member.

 


For more information contact:

 

The Membership Unit
Nigerian Conservation Foundation
Km 19 Lagos-Epe Expressway,
Lekki, Lagos.

Tel. No: 0909 147 6149, 0909 147 6246, 0909 147 6239.

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The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern if we understand and appreciate their importance or contributions to human health and the economy. The decline in the number of vultures is due to many factors.

 

 

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) advocacy campaign started during the 2017 Chief S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture with the theme “Decline of Vultures: Consequences to Human Health and the Economy”.

 

 

Attention is being devoted to vultures because of the alarming rate of their decline. Threats to vulture species are from humans. Vultures today are in dire situation especially outside conservation areas. They are in danger of being poisoned, especially through the deliberate poisoning of carnivores; electrocution by powerlines passing through breeding sites, direct persecution and declining food availability. Deliberate poisoning of carnivores is likely the most widespread cause of vulture poisoning. Human persecution of vultures has occurred for centuries and continues unabated. These are all human-induced threats!

 

Vultures play a crucial role to human health and the economy. They keep our environment free of carcasses and waste thereby restricting the spread of diseases such as anthrax and botulism etc. They are of cultural value to the Nigerian communities. They have important eco-tourism (bird watching) value. Vultures are nature's most successful scavengers, and they provide an array of ecological, economic, and cultural services. As the only known obligate scavengers, vultures are uniquely adapted to a scavenging lifestyle. Vultures' unique adaptations include soaring flight, keen eyesight, high sense of smell and an immune system adapted to degrading carcasses with no negative effect.

 

 

Vulture decline would allow other scavengers not properly equipped for scavenging to flourish. Proliferation of such scavengers could bring bacteria and viruses from carcasses into human cities. We need to rise and prevent this from manifesting.

 

Ecological consequences of vulture decline include changes in community composition of scavengers at carcasses and an increased potential for disease transmission between mammalian scavengers at carcasses and human population. There have been cultural and economic costs of vulture decline as well, particularly in Nigeria.

 

 

Vultures in Nigeria are ignorantly considered an omen of evil, therefore, the evil must be stopped. This leads many to kill vultures in the quest for averting supposedly eminent evil. Sad to know this barbaric act still exists.

 

A recent survey conducted recently by NCF at wildlife markets in Ondo, Osun and Ogun States in South West Nigeria revealed that Kano, Ibadan and Ikare are the hubs of vulture sales. Wildlife and herbs sellers visit these trade hubs to get vultures (live or dead) for their customers and users. Vultures, it was gathered, are being used by the belief-based practitioners and other spiritualists for “Awure” – fortune charm. The survey revealed that a vulture head goes for between N12,000 (twelve thousand naira) and N15,000 (fifteen thousand naira) at retail markets, a feather costs N100 (one hundred naira) , while other parts cost between N500 (five hundred naira) and N2,000 (two thousand naira). The findings further show that although a whole vulture could cost as high as N20,000 (twenty thousand naira) to N30,000 ((thirty thousand naira), once the head is off, the rest of the parts may not attract much money.

 

 

Belief-based use is a major driver of vulture decline in Nigeria especially in the South West where they were assessed to be major ingredients in traditional concoction. The local markets for vulture species have soared up in multi-folds as a result of continued demand within the belief-based system. Belief-based professionals who are the users of this economically important species are currently decrying the high price of this commodity as it affects their business. However, there is a need for a change in the traditional belief system that have entrenched the cultural cocoon of the day-to-day existence of people.

 

The economy of a nation or of a people is not built by trading in commodity and other allied items only, but also on a healthy environment. When an environment is made healthy by ensuring that all the components are functioning properly, people are healthy and trade successfully, which has a ripple effect of imparting directly on the nation’s economy. A healthy soul is a wealthy soul and a healthy people is a healthy nation.

 

 

People need to be aware of the good services vultures provide to them and participate in tackling the troubles faced by vultures. Researchers need to establish a simple monitoring network for vultures. Toxic drugs that are harmful to vultures need to be eliminated. Time to save the vultures from vanishing is now! Time to be more aware of the happenings in our environment is now! And time to take bold steps to further save nature is now!