Last updated on May 10th, 2017; Published on November 1st, 2016
Photo via WCS
I would go into details about this project but at the moment, I am currently too overwhelmed to understand the extent of it, having spent a good part of the day searching for a justification and any word from the government regarding the conservation of the forest and the wildlife that call this place their home.
- Cross River’s rainforest is one of the last remaining rainforests in Nigeria. According to this CNN report, less than 10% of Nigeria’s rainforests are still standing – more than 50% of that is in Cross River state.
- Rainforests are important to help regulate the earth’s climate by constantly absorbing carbon dioxide and recycling it into oxygen.
- Fewer than 300 Cross River gorillas exist in the wild today- WCS, 2016
- An estimated 5,000 species of flora and fauna call this place their home
- The National Park and wildlife reserves in this area contributes to Nigeria’s tourism sector