Post Image

Nigeria is a blessed land; rich with human and natural resources e.g. forests, waterfalls, etc. Nigeria’s vegetation comprises of forests and most of them are in the southern and north-central parts of the country.

A forest is a piece of land covered by trees, herbs, wildlife, bushes and bush fowls (birds) e.g. Sambisa Forest. While a forest reserve is a portion of the forest protected by the federal government against public interference to enhance the capture elements of the biodiversity of a place e.g. Ise Forest Reserve.

Nigeria’s forest zones are divided into Rainforests and Mangrove forest. To ensure future generations get to experience the beauty of these forests, the government set aside certain locations in the country as Forest Reserves.

Below are a few

1. Afi River Forest Reserve

This Forest Reserve in Cross River state (Southern Nigeria) which lies between the Mbe Mountain Community Forest and Afi Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the endangered Cross River Gorilla and some bird species. It is one of the largest Forest Reserve in the country.

2. Akure Forest Reserve

This Reserve in Ondo State, South Western Nigeria might be in a small area surrounded by a town but it is filled with various animals and internationally protected.

3. Edumanom Forest Reserve

In Nembe/Brass, Bayelsa State (South-East and South-South region of Nigeria popularly called the Niger Delta Region), lies this Forest Reserve which is the last habitat for Chimpanzees in Nigeria. It is also a shelter for other endangered animal species like the Sclater Monkeys, Olive Colobus, Niger Delta Red Colobus, etc.

4. Okomu Forest Reserve

Nestled in Edo state (Niger Delta region of Nigeria) near the Okomu National Park, this is one of the largest Forest Reserve in the country. It is home to Elephants and some endangered primates. With an array of 200 species of birds, it is perfect for bird watching and eco-tourism.

5. Oluwa Forest Reserve 

Located in the South-Western region of the country, Ondo state in particular, this is one of the best Forest Reserves in Nigeria. It is home to Elephants, Chimpanzees and some endangered bird species.

6. Oba Hills Forest Reserve 

This Forest Reserve located in Osun State (South-West region of Nigeria) is home to chimpanzees even though it is under threat from human encroachment and poaching.

7. Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve

The Mambillia plateau stretches across much of the South-East and somewhere in that mix lies the Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve. It is an important Bird-life area as it houses 158 bird species including some endangered ones such as the Bannerman’s weaver bird and the Crossley’s Ground Thrush. It is also home to other animals like the Putty Nose Monkey, Nigerian-Cameroon Chimpanzee, Mona Monkey, Double-toothed Barbed, Green Bulbul, Cameroon Olive pigeon and the Tantalus Monkey.

8. Idanre Forest Reserve 

Listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature, this reserve in Idanre LGA, Ondo State (South-Western Nigeria) is the home of many endangered species especially birds.

9. Ise Forest Reserve –

This Forest Reserve in Ekiti State (South Western Nigeria) is currently listed in the World Database of Protected Areas.

10. Okeluse Forest Reserve 

This Forest Reserve in the South-West of Nigeria is also home to endangered animal species.

Visiting Forest Reserves is a great tourist activity; it is eco-tourism at its best. It allows you to go birdwatching. You have time to get away from the noise of the city since forests filter out noises leaving just white noises like the rustling leaves.

You also get to move around the Reserve on dirt bikes and four-wheel drives for recreation or go hiking and camping there. Also, you may see rare animals that thrive best in the isolation provided by forest regions. Not to mention the people and businesses that survive because of the forests e.g. the Okomu Palm Oil and Rubber tree plantations. 

Next time when you are planning places to visit include a trip to a Forest Reserve in your ‘to-do’ tourism list.

Featured image source: Nigeria Galleria


You might also like:
This article was first published on 8th April 2019 and updated on December 16th, 2019 at 3:26 pm

ann

Ann Esievoadje is a freelance writer who is passionate about encouraging a reading culture and personal development. She has authored two books, The Quilt (fiction) and Being Mummy and Me (non-fiction). She manages Pulchra Publishing which offers a content creation/editing, transcription, different forms of writing (including Ghostwriting) service and her blog, Life Love and Anything Goes at annesievoadje.blogspot.com.ng. You can reach her at annesievoadje@gmail.com


Comments (48)

48 thoughts on “Top 10 Forest Reserves In Nigeria”


  • This just helped me with a child’s assignment. It has also educated me on the forest reserves in Nigeria as well as reminded me of the difference between a forest and a forest reserve.

    • Ann

      Great! Glad I could be of help.


  • This really helped me for my Basic science assignment in school today. Please do you have any other articles?
    I love articles like yours??


    • Thank you, glad I could be of help. Yes, I do have other articles. Click on my name in this article and all the articles I’ve written for Connect Nigeria over the years will be displayed.
      You can also google me to see other articles I have written on my personal blog and other platforms.
      Thanks.


  • chloroquine phosphate vs plaquenil https://keys-chloroquineclinique.com/


  • I love to go to a forest reserve and I couldn’t go so I had to learn online.

    Thank you


  • slotswin
    [url=”https://411slotmachine.com”]free slot games for fun[/url]
    my konami free coins


  • dissertation example
    [url=”https://accountingdissertationhelp.com”]uf thesis and dissertation[/url]
    writing a dissertation


  • dissertation help leicester
    [url=”https://accountingdissertationhelp.com”]uk dissertation writing service[/url]
    dissertation writing uk


  • phd dissertation help
    [url=”https://bestdissertationwritingservice.net”]art dissertation help[/url]
    proposal and dissertation help geography


  • chapters writing room
    [url=”https://businessdissertationhelp.com”]phd without dissertation[/url]
    medical dissertation writing service


  • rutgers dissertation proposal help
    [url=”https://businessdissertationhelp.com”]need help[/url]
    dissertation literature review help


  • best rated essay writing service
    [url=”https://customdissertationwritinghelp.com”]what is a dissertation[/url]
    language editing phd thesis


  • writing a dissertation abstract
    [url=”https://customthesiswritingservices.com”]dissertation database[/url]
    dissertation literature review help


  • writing papers
    [url=”https://dissertationhelperhub.com”]proposal and dissertation help geography[/url]
    help tutor


  • dissertation writing help
    [url=”https://dissertationhelpexpert.com”]dissertation proposal methodology example archived[/url]
    help writing


  • dissertations writing
    [url=”https://dissertationhelpspecialist.com”]best dissertation help services[/url]
    write your dissertation


  • writing dissertation
    [url=”https://dissertationwritingcenter.com”]books and dissertation about mafa people[/url]
    format for writing dissertation proposals


  • best dissertation writing service
    [url=”https://examplesofdissertation.com”]writing doctoral dissertation[/url]
    dissertation methodology


  • usa casinos
    [url=”https://1freeslotscasino.com”]online casino play for real money[/url]
    best casino online


  • writing paper
    [url=”https://helpwithdissertationwritinglondon.com”]doctoral dissertation writing assistance[/url]
    dissertation introduction


  • best casino sites
    [url=”https://1freeslotscasino.com”]no deposit sign up bonus[/url]
    best online casino welcome bonuses


  • dissertation writers
    [url=”https://professionaldissertationwriting.com”]premium dissertation writing service[/url]
    proquest dissertation


  • online casino usa
    [url=”https://9lineslotscasino.com”]casino no deposit welcome bonus[/url]
    online casinos with no deposit bonus


  • dissertation help leicester
    [url=”https://professionaldissertationwriting.org”]professional dissertation help[/url]
    doctoral dissertation writing help


  • free welcome bonus no deposit casino
    [url=”https://all-online-casino-games.com”]casino reviews[/url]
    online casinos no deposits


  • dissertation online help
    [url=”https://writing-a-dissertation.net”]chapters writing room[/url]
    writing your dissertation


  • medical dissertation writing service
    [url=”https://writingadissertationproposal.com”]top servis[/url]
    buy dissertation


  • blackjack real money
    [url=”https://casino8online.com”]best online casino welcome bonus[/url]
    no deposit bonus online casino


  • online usa casinos
    [url=”https://casino-online-jackpot.com”]usa casino[/url]
    more casino games


  • usa online casinos
    [url=”https://casino-online-roulette.com”]casino play for real money[/url]
    best online casino deposit bonuses


  • bonus online casino
    [url=”https://cybertimeonlinecasino.com”]online casino bonuses[/url]
    usa casino online


  • casinos online real money
    [url=”https://download-casino-slots.com”]casinos online[/url]
    casinos online usa


  • mobile casino games
    [url=”https://firstonlinecasino.org”]no deposit welcome bonus casino[/url]
    no deposit online casino real money


  • online casino for real money
    [url=”https://free-online-casinos.net”]no deposit casino real money[/url]
    online casino free signup bonus no deposit required


  • the best free vpn
    [url=”https://freehostingvpn.com”]free vpn ios[/url]
    which vpn to buy


  • best online casino real money
    [url=”https://internet-casinos-online.net”]free no deposit bonus[/url]
    blackjack payout


  • avg vpn free
    [url=”https://freevpnconnection.com”]business vpn setup[/url]
    hola free vpn proxy


  • online casino best welcome bonus
    [url=”https://newlasvegascasinos.com”]free money no deposit casino[/url]
    best casino online


  • download vpn for pc
    [url=”https://imfreevpn.net”]cyberghost vpn[/url]
    free vpn software


  • best online casino deposit bonuses
    [url=”https://onlinecasinofortunes.com”]no deposit casino games[/url]
    best online casino deposit bonuses


  • download express vpn
    [url=”https://imfreevpn.net”]buy vpn india[/url]
    best free vpn to use in china


  • no deposit welcome bonus casino
    [url=”https://onlinecasinosdirectory.org”]online no deposit casino bonus[/url]
    biggest online casino bonus


  • free vpn account
    [url=”https://ippowervpn.net”]free p2p vpn[/url]
    buy vpn online


  • what is the best online casino for real money
    [url=”https://onlineplayerscasino.com”]online casino bonus no deposit[/url]
    best online casinos for usa players


  • free nord vpn accounts
    [url=”https://rsvpnorthvalley.com”]vpn router best buy[/url]
    best vpn for small business


  • what is the best online casino for real money
    [url=”https://ownonlinecasino.com”]win money online[/url]
    gambling online for real money

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *