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Rainforest Conservation Projects

Rainforest Conservation Projects:

AFE established the Emerald Forest Conservation project in the Osun River biome of Nigeria in 2003, where we are resisting the trend towards extensive deforestation and the consequential impact thereof on the environment and rural urban migration. This project has on going and comprehensive community engagement activities with the relevant stakeholders. 


The Emerald Forest Reserve serves as a satellite training facility for the Department of Forestry of the University of Ibadan under a Memoranda of Understanding as well as the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA).


These collaborations aim to catalogue the endangered forest flora and fauna species in this part of the Lower Guinean Forest of West Africa, to provide postgraduate level field training under the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), and promote the adoption of restoration strategies in the surrounding community by demonstrating the principles and benefits of sustainable utilization of our natural biomes and the rich biodiversity they host. 

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