Our environment plays a key in ensuring the continuity of our existence hence it is vital to showcase these organizations that have taken the responsibility of environmental preservation upon themselves.
Below are NGOs that work towards Environmental Conservation in Nigeria.
1. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is a premier Non Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development in Nigeria. Established in 1980, the Foundation was registered in 1982 as a Charitable Trust under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act of 1961 - a policy that was replaced by the Company and Allied Matters Act of 1990.
Founded by late Chief S. L. Edu, the NCF has its patron as the President and Commander- In-Chief of the Armed Force of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Foundation has a vision of “a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with nature”. This vision drives its Mission to preserve the full range of Nigeria’s biodiversity which includes species, ecosystems and genetic biodiversity, promote the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, and advocate actions that minimize pollution and wasteful utilization of renewable resources.
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Address: Km 19 Lekki Conservation Centre Road, Lekki Peninsula 2, Lekki-Epe Expressway. Lagos.
Phone Number: +2348127556291, +234905460479
2. The Nigerian Environmental Society
The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) is a professional, non-profit oriented and non-governmental organisation. It is recognised as the Premier Environmental Society and watchdog of the environment in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Environmental Society is committed to advocacy and actions towards environmental protection, sustainable environmental development and promotion of environmental professionalism within Nigeria and in the global arena.
The society was first inaugurated on the 17th October 1985 in Lagos and has remained the largest environmental NGO in Nigeria and has grown to twenty one branches officially launched in Nigeria. The society plays an active role in local and international environmental programs.
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Lagos: 10th Floor, Eleganza Building, Plot 634 Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Abuja: 41, Moses A. Majekodunmi Crescent, Edo Line Terminal, Utako District, Abuja.
Phone Number: +2348033384134, +2348037870431
3. The Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies
The Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies is a non- governmental organization incorporated under the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Their aim is to combat climate change and global warming through research projects on the environment, tree planting projects and awareness campaign on global warming. They also aim to combat deforestation, erosion, drought, emission of Greenhouse gasses, CO2 emission, and toxic chemicals from gas flaring due to oil exploration and oil spillage.
Some of these pollute the water and destroys aquatic life and also takes away the livelihood of the inhabitants and emission of industrial gases like Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which is a very high depleting agent to the Ozone layers that protect the earth from direct radiations of the sun.
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Address: 5, Elbe Close, Minister’s Hill, Panama Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Phone Number: +2348038213028, +248050683373 and +234098749778
4. Friends of The Environment
Friends of The Environment was established in 1993 under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a non-governmental organisation. FOTE’s primary goal is to initiate and undertake programs and activities that address the needs of identified groups that impact on the environment.
One of their primary strategies in attaining its goal is the use of awareness campaigns to enlighten and educate people about the many environmental concerns and the impact each concern has on the larger society.
To impact meaningfully and positively on the environment, FOTE recognises the significant role played by technology. They believe that the use of technology in many processes and endeavours increases efficiency, and therefore promotes sustainability.
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Address: 106/110 Lewis Street, (4th Floor), Lagos.
Phone Number: +234014532526
5. Recycle Points
Recycle Points is a waste recycling and social benefit venture that operates on an incentive based scheme in order to promote recycling and proper waste disposal and management.
They collect recyclable materials from consumers and in turn reward them with points which they can accumulate and use to redeem or shop for household items for sale on the Irecycle store. Items collected from recyclers are counted and equivalent points are allocated based on a Point Earning Chart where the quantity of items are equated to the amount of points earned.
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Address: Plot 102, Lagos Street, off Cemetery Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
Phone Number: +2348098002400 and +2348053242182
6. Obudu Conservation Centre
The Obudu Conservation Centre was established by Mrs Onari Duke, Professor John Oates and Mr Disun Holloway.
It is a non-for profit, non governmental organisation dedicated to protecting, educating and restoring the wildlife and wild lands on the Obudu region and the surrounding Cross River National Park, which runs into Cameroon's Takamanda National Park.
The centre also serves as a tourist centre and is fitted with comfortable and safe chaperoned chalets for overnight trips.
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Cross River: Obudu Conservation Centre Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River, Nigeria.
Lagos: 1D, Oba Elegushi Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Phone Number: +2349064875225
Nigerian Conservation Foundation
The Nigerian Environmental Society
The Center for Climate Change and Environmental Studies
Friends of the Environment
Obudu Conservation Centre