Community based in-situ conservation of threatened monkey species (Red Capped Mangabey) occurring within the Mbiakong River Basin, Uruan L.G.A, Akwa Ibom State
Community based in-situ conservation of threatened monkey species (Red Capped Mangabey) occurring within the Mbiakong River Basin, Uruan L.G.A, Akwa Ibom State
This project aims at in-situ conservation of threatened Red Capped Mangabey occurring within Mbiakong River Basin. The Red Capped Mangabey was previously thought to have gone locally extinct between central Ghana and the Nigeria-Cameroon border but it has been rediscovered in few forests in the southern part of Nigeria (Oates 2004).Few years ago, researchers from the University of Uyo during their studies discovered the presence of this species (although very few in number) within the Mbiakong wetlands. The River Basin is about 30 hectares in size and harbours some other primate species such as Angwantibo (Arctocebus calabarensis), Bush baby (Galago senegalensis) among others including the recently discovered Hemidactylus eniangii. Some indigenous (African) tree species of great economic, medicinal and cultural values are found in the wetlands. Human activities such as deforestation, hunting, bush burning, slash- and-burn agriculture have had adverse effects on this habitat and site of special scientific importance. The approaches/key activities in this project will be:-Community Environmental education/Awareness creation,Capacity building on conservation and support for sustainable agriculture for about one hundred (100) community members, population study of the Red capped Mangabey, Setting up of a community Wildlife Viewing Centre ,bore hole drilling to ensure water availability for the tree nursery and for community use as well, and planting of about 5000 indigenous multipurpose tree species in about 15 hectares of degraded areas .Tree species planted are: Breadfruit,Irvigia gabonensis, African star apple, Pear ,Bush Mango, Camwood , Orange, Pawpaw , kola nut, Bitter cola, etc, Trees will also be planted in homesteads, farmlands, along the road sides, in the local school compounds and at the market place for shade.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
The Tropical Research and Conservation Centre
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 34,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 31,759.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/BD/15/16
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Nkanta Ikponke
Phone: 08067596435
Email: ikponkenkanta@yahoo.com,tropicalresearch@yahoo.com
 

Address

41 Oron Road Road (2nd Floor)
Uyo, , South-South ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001