Vote for Bringing Back the Birds in Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve

Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve in Nigeria is home to the University of Canterbury Nigerian Montane Forest Project. It’s been shortlisted for a European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) grant to help fund more tree planting. Make a difference by voting for ‘Bringing Back the Birds’ and helping us spread the word!


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Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, an important bird area, sits on the Nigerian/Cameroon border among the rolling hills and grassland of the Mambilla Plateau.

It is one of only a few remaining stands of montane forest, and harbours rich and unique biodiversity including species new to science and endangered Nigerian/Cameroon chimpanzees. There are 2 main forest stands within this 46km square reserve – 250 and 520 ha in size. However, they are being burnt, grazed and degraded at a rapid rate by local cattle herders seeking grass cover and water.

The Nigerian Montane Forest Project aims to restore stream side forest by germinating and planting 8000 seedlings, increasing habitat for bird forest specialists and benefiting the whole reserve by connecting forest habitats to encourage the movement of all wildlife. The project will work with the cattle herders to ensure their needs are met, whilst ensuring the success of the planting and take actions to preventing fires in the area.

Want to help? Here’s what to do:

  1. Click here to visit and vote for Bringing Back the Birds.
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