Events (6)

Our next Birding expedition goes to the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) on Saturday, 3rd of September, 2016.

This is to commemorate the International Vulture Awareness Day. 

Please note that Rendezvous will be at the LCC by 6:15 am prompt.

Interested individuals should sign up by sending their name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Developing Research Capacity among African Environmental Scientists(DRECA) was an EU sponsored series of training workshop which took place between 2010 and 2012 in four African Countries including Nigeria. During the three year period the workshop reached 54 environmental scientists in 32 institutions in Nigeria. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) coordinated the programme in Nigeria and has identified the need to sustain this program and make it available to a wider group of Nigerian Environmental Scientists. This is the maiden edition of the Nigerian DRECA and is being supported by the Tropical Biology Association and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The workshop targets active conservation scientists and researchers working for:

  • Universities (Junior or Assistant Lecturers especially in biological science departments);
  • Research institutes;
  • NGOs with a research component in their work;
  • Research and monitoring units of protected areas (parks and reserves); and
  • Government departments that are involved in research.


Aim: The workshop aims to:

  • Train Nigerian scientists on how to plan and write winning research proposals. This will include how to get funding; proposal writing skills; decoding (grant) application forms and making an impact.
  • Equip participants with the needed skills to write quality scientific papers and communicate to policy makers and civil society. This will cover why and how to publish; scientific writing skills; presenting data; and communication skills.
  • Fill the skills gaps in the sound design of scientific research projects relevant to the management of natural resources.  It will teach skills in how to frame research questions, select and design appropriate methods, manage and analyse data, and interpret and present results.


Funding: The workshop will not pay per diems. However, full costs (in-country travel by road, tuition fees, teaching/writing materials, meals and accommodation, etc) will be covered.


Applicants must:

  1. have a Master’s degree or higher in biology and related fields (environment, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, conservation, etc.); Master’s students who are preparing to undertake  fieldwork for their masters research projects will also be considered.
  2. be actively involved in research as part of their work, or studies.
  3. write concept notes of proposed research projects that they are strongly committed to undertake within the next 12 months. The concept notes are required for practical exercises during the workshop.


Applicants must be willing to submit a personal action plan outlining timelines and targets for implementing a chosen study design for a proposed research project.  Preference will be given to applicants who show a high potential to apply the skills gained from the workshop in their professional careers and or studies.


Applications must include a (1) cover letter stating why and how the training will help in your work, (2) completed application form available at the address below, and (3) current CV (no more than 2 pages) with qualifications and research experience (incl. current research projects and activities). Your application should be sent, preferably by email, to:


The DRECA Project Coordinator, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Km 19 Lekki-Epe Expressway,  Lagos, Nigeria. Tel. 234-806-5451-463

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to reach by Friday the 9th of May, 2014.

Visit  DRECA training application form for an electronic copy of the application form. 

It is the applicants’ responsibility to secure his/her employer’s approval to attend the workshop if selected.


Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, 19th May, 2014.

Walk for Nature

The "Walk for Nature" is an annual programme of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation designed to create awareness among the people about Nature Conservation and Good Environmental Practices. This advocacy programme is being organised in collaboration with some State Governments (Lagos States and Taraba) in Nigeria with the support of some corporate organisations.

NCF in collaboration with the Lagos State Government have successfully organised the "Walk for Nature" in the last seven years consecutively. The staging of the event has helped to raise the level of awareness among the populace about sustainability issues in Nigeria in general and in Lagos State in particular. The walk has helped to promote the overall ‘’Green/Greening’’ initiative of the Lagos State Government.


Upcoming Event



The S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture was initiated by NCF to immortalize the founder and first President of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Chief Shafi Lawal Edu. This Memorial Lecture which holds annually is aimed primarily at instigating broad public discourse of environmental issues and policies.


In the past thirteen years, lecturers in this series of lectures have expressed concern over the danger inherent in development processes that do not consider nor are designed in harmony with ecosystem processes. The event which is supported by Chevron Nigeria Limited is also used as avenue to award scholarship grants to doctoral (PhD) students who embark on research in the area of environment and conservation in Nigeria.


The 15th lecture series comes up on Thursday, January 19, 2016 at Ijewere Hall, Bankers House, PC 19, Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 11:00 am.


The Guest Speaker is Ms Amina J. Mohammed, Honourable Minister of Environment/United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Designate.  She will speak on “Decline of Vultures: Consequences to Human Health and the Economy”.


A broad and diverse audience comprising of policy makers in the public sector, members of the organized private sector,  students, the media (local and International) and other environmental stakeholders usually attend the Lecture.


Guest Speakers of the lecture in the past were;  Professor Charles Okidi, University of Nairobi, Kenya (2003)  Professor David Okali, University of Ibadan (2004), Nigeria’s former Head of State,  Chief  Ernest Shonekan (2005), Professor Anthony Imevbore,(2006), President, NCF,  Chief Philip Asiodu,CON (2007),  then Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, (2008),  Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu (2009) ,  Director of the Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE), Dr. Newton Jibunoh (2010),  Leventis Fellow at Birdlife International, Dr. Nigel Collar (2011), the Nigeria Joint Special Representative, AU/UN Hybrid Operation, Darfur, (UNAMID), Sudan, Ambassador (Professor) Ibrahim A. Gambari, CFR (2012),the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Nations, Professor Joy Ogwu, OFR (2013), Climatologist and Professor of Geography, Ahmadu Bello Universit, Professor Olukayode Oladipo (2014), Professor of Plant Breeding and Crop Production, and Head, Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Professor Victor Olawale Adetimirin (2015) and Professor of Forest Economics, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, President, Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Professor Labode Popoola (2016).




The Nigerian Conservation Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner Dance is an event held to network our sponsors and potential sponsors. The event also aims at appreciating those that have supported the Foundation programmes during the year through acknowledgement in the various publication/event brochure for the event. the event typically attracts captains of industry and high net-worth individual looking to network for personal and professional interests.

The NCF Annual Dinner Dance (ADD) which has been holding for the past 32 years has traditionally hosted such dignitaries as  the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, State Governors,  global corporate leaders, heads of foreign missions, NCF's own influential Trustees, Members of the National Executive Council (NEC) and other friends of the environment.



  • The dinner include various side attractions such as exhibitions, top class cabaret, professional dances, e.t.c.
  • Music entertainment by a reputable band
  • Advert placements by corporate organizations in the widely circulated dinner brochure


For more details/interest in attending or placing an advert, contact:

Funmi Tsewinor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (08065451463)
Susan Okeke: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (08023161475)

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