The Lekki Conservation Centre has been awarded 2014 Certificate of Excellence by the World Largest Travel Site, TripAdvisor. The award signifying that the Centre has consistently earned outstanding ratings by guests on TripAdvisor.
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In a statement signed by the President, TripAdvisor for Business, Marc Charron, the prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions the Centre earned on TripAdvisor over the year. "We hope you'll showcase your certificate to guests and staff with pride", said Charron.
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Lekki Conservation Centre is the only natural resource conservation centre in Lagos. The Centre which is one of the foremost Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) projects in Nigeria was formally opened on May 18, 1990 to preserve biodiversity hotspot in the coastal area of South-West Nigeria.
The Centre is a conservation initiative to protect wildlife found in southwest coastal environment of Nigeria in the face of rapid urban development and deforestation. The centre has continued to attract both local and international interests, serving as an education and resource centre for several groups, majority of which are schools and tourists.
Supported by Chevron Nigeria Limited, the LCC has promoted environmental protection and contained poaching and encroachment activities by surrounding communities. It also serves as a environmental education awareness centre for students in an urban mega city like Lagos.