Important Notice

Season’s Greetings.

The Lekki Conservation Centre will be closing early on Tuesday, 19th of December, 2017 at 1:00pm. Full activities will resume on Wednesday, 20th December, 2017 and all through the yuletide period.

 

Thank you

Management.

 

Projects

Projects (14)

CHARGES

Commercial audio/ video recording.

N130,000.00  (Refundable Deposit of N10,000.00).

The use of Drone for video shoot.

N180,000.00 (Refundable Deposit of N10,000.00).

Professional photography including modeling (commercial).

N60,000.00.

Professional photography (non-commercial)

Maximum of 5 people e.g pre-wedding shoot.

N10,000.00.

For all visitors, the use of professional camera will attract an additional fee.

N3,000.00. (non phone camera)

Group visits coming with food and drinks will attract an additional fee for clean-up.

N5,000.00.

 

 

Charges

Rotunda (130-Seater Hall)

N250,000.00  (Refundable Deposit of N50,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up) ).

Nature Station (Picnic Shed)

N70,000.00 (Refundable Deposit of N20,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up)).

Gazebo (96-Seater)

N140,000.00 (Refundable deposit N20,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up)).

Use of all Facilities ( Rotunda, Premises and Nature Station)

N750,000.00 (Refundable deposit of N50,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up)).

Premises (200 capacity)

N150,000.00 (Refundable deposit N30,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up)).

Rotunda and Premises                                                 

N450,000.00 (Refundable deposit N50,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up)).

Boardroom                                                                            

N120,000.00 (Refundable deposit N20,000.00 (out of which N5,000 is deductible for clean-up)).

 

 

 For enquiries, please call us on: 0909 546 04790812 755 6291; 0803 924 2512 or email us:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're open every day from 8:30am including weekends and public holidays.

Our closing time is 5:00pm

 

Lekki Conservation Centre reserve the rights to change the times given here.

 

Call us to book your tickets today! For enquiries, please call 0909 546 0479, 0812 755 6291.

 

ADMISSION and tickets

Adult

N1000

Children (1 - 10 years)

N200

Children (11 -17 years)

N300

 

CANOPY WALKWAY (for Ages 14 - 65 years)

Per head (Excluding entry fee)

N1000

 

 

 

group visits

Maximum of 30 individuals for any events.

N25,000.00  

 

We offer a fantastic day out for groups of all ages with plenty to explore and enjoy throughout the day.

 

For enquiries, please call us on: 0909 546 0479; 0812 755 6291; 0803 924 2512 or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Omo-Oluwa-Shasha Forest Reserves contain some of the last remaining forest in South-Western Nigeria. These have been found to be biologically unique but are threatened by logging, over-hunting and clearance for farmland.In 2007, British Gas (BG) funded the first phase of a program, implemented by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), to establish a protected area in these three reserves.This first phase aimed to establish whether areas of natural forest remained of sufficient size and value to be conservation areas and to make recommendations for conservation.

The NCF report found that:

  • 40% of the natural forest in the reserves still remains.
  • The Omo and Shasha forests are still connected, but Oluwa has become isolated from these.
  • Elephant and Chimpanzee are still present.

 

The report recommended that:

  • All logging, hunting, farming and human settlement in natural forest should be stopped.
  • Logging activity shasha forest reserve.
  • Logging truck on road inside Shasha Forest Reserve
  • Two protected areas should be established – one comprising of Western Omo/Shasha and another comprising of Oluwa.
  • The area connecting the Omo and Shasha forests near Etemi should be allowed to regenerate.
  • Management plans should be drawn up for the forest surrounding the new protected areas.

The Hadejia Nguru Wetlands (HNWs) in Yobe State, are of great international significance to Palaearctic and Afro tropical migratory water birds, with counts of up to 423,166 water birds of 68 species.


The Hadejia Nguru Wetlands (HNWs) are located in the Sahel zone of north-eastern Nigeria. The area is floodplain wetland comprising permanent water bodies and seasonally flooded areas.

About 40% of the wetlands remain wet throughout the year, resulting in mats of Echinochloa, Nymphae, Limnophyton and Typha (now extensive: over 200sqkm, compared to 550ha in 1999) species at such sites, which constitute important feeding grounds for waterfowl; Mitragyna, Doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica), and Tamarinds (Tamarindus indica) are dominant among the larger plants of the area.

The area supports about 1.5 million farmers, herders and fishermen, who also gather wild products. Flood rice, irrigated onions and pepper from the wetlands are sold in national markets. Over 300,000 cattle spend the peak of the dry season here. About 6% of Nigeria’s inland fresh water fish catch is from here.

Background information

Living on the Edge Project LOTE is an initiative designed  to improve livelihood and habitats for migratory birds in the Sahel areas of four countries  in West Africa, namely Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mauritania. The project is funded by the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij, an independent lottery that set aside two-third of its profits for charities in the fields of development, education and nature conservation .Vogelbescherming Nederland is the beneficiary of the grant and has gone into contractual partnership with Birdlife International and its other NGO partners in the mentioned countries to implement the activities agreed to be conducted under this auspicious for a period of four years.

Mission and objectives of the project

It is apparent that the Sahel ecosystem supports large number of migratory birds. In which every year, some five billion birds make the crossing from Europe to Africa for the winter, and back. The phenomenon, in this context, has shown clearly that the Sahel is as an essential zone in this flyway and hence requires attention. It is obviously for this purpose that the project was initiated and target to conduct a site-based projects in the mentioned countries so as to restore and conserve natural dry land and wetland habitats and improve peoples’ livelihoods. These site-based projects have three main aims:

  1. To make a difference for birds and their habitat on the ground;
  2. Empower people for sustainable use of natural resources and improve livelihoods;
  3. To act as ‘field experiments’, i.e. to learn from successes and failures and extract best practices for combined resource management and conservation in the Sahel;

In Nigeria, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) through its field office located in Nguru  the North-Eastern part of the country is currently implementing the project activities in seven sites:

For further information please contact:

The Executive Director or National Project Coordinator
Nigerian Conservation Foundation NCF
Km 19 Lagos – Epe Express way, Lagos
Nigeria
P. Box 74638, Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria
Tel: 0903 489 5750

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Or Project Manager

NCF-Living on the Edge Project

PO Box 14 Nguru Yobe State
Tel:+234-12642498,+2348036111821
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Funded by: Nationale Postcode Loterij


The South East Regional Office is located in Calabar, Cross River state. The Office Manage two major projects in the Northern parts of Cross River State with financial support of Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and Leventis Foundation. The Regional Office focused on Biodiversity conservation and Protection. The Regional Office also engaged local forest communities in Forest Management and improvement of livelihood opportunities.


Becheve Nature Reserve (BNR)

Located on the Obudu Plateau in Cross Rivers State, the· Project is supported by the Leventis Foundation. Through NCF participation in Cross River Environmental NGO coalition (ENGO) led by OneSky, a Canadian NGO, BNR received some financial and technical support between 2002 and 2005 as a demonstration project of the coalition. BNR is owned by the local community but is managed by NCF through her South East Regional Office in Calabar.

At BNR, NCF has carried out field activities on the Obudu Plateau and has contributed to building the skills of staff in project administration and financial management. BNR is designed and managed as an urban park with nature trails, directional signs and a tree house which is a unique feature of the Reserve. As part of the ecotourism initiative of the Cross Rivers State Government (CRSG), Becheve was selected as one of the tourist sites in the State. In 2006, the CRSG erected a canopy walkway in the Reserve for tourists and visitors' use.

The NCF's management strategy gives priority to natural history interpretation, where staff guide and interpret nature to visitors. Apart from just managing the Reserve, the project has been able to improve the water supplies of the surrounding communities. This project has run for 11 years.


 

 

 

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