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Field Programmes

Nigeria Conservation Programme

In Nigeria’s Gashaka Gumti National Park Chester Zoo runs the Gashaka Biodiversity Project.

The project was previously known as the Gashaka Primate Project and focused predominantly on the conservation of chimpanzee populations.

Now, with the renaming of the project to the Gashaka Biodiversity Project, the focus has shifted to encompass the flora and fauna within the Gashaka Gumti National Park (GGNP) as a whole.

We have been involved in conservation work in this area continuously since 1999 but in 2013, Chester Zoo took ownership of the programme, making the ultimate commitment to the success of the conservation work being carried out.

Our previous support enabled the demarcation of the borders of GGNP. This project provided markers to signify the edge of the park, helping to control issues such as encroachment and illegal harvesting in the park.

We also continue to support the important Nigerian Montane Forest Project which carries out important botanical research at a neighbouring site, Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve.

Download our Nigeria Conservation Programme info (PDF)

Download the Gashaka Biodiversity Project Report for 2014 (PDF)

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You can donate to our Nigeria Conservation Programme through our Act for Wildlife website, where we promise that 100% of your donation will be used to help save wildlife in Nigeria.

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