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Obudu Conservation Centre is an educational centre dedicated to raising awareness, protecting and restoring the wildlife and wild land of the Obudu Mountains, the Cross River National Park and the Takamanda National Park.
The Centre also focuses on community based conservation we believe that if we improve the socio-economic welfare of the indigenous community, they will safeguard our natural environment. We understand there is an interconnected relationship between the well-being of people, the environment and wildlife.
The Centre aims to advocate and protect the entire ecosystem the region. We are primarily focused on rebuilding the Cross River Gorilla population to its original thriving state and stopping deforestation, habitat destruction and poaching. Reducing these threats will help restore the plant and animal life in the area.
Below is a list of a few of the endangered animals we are fighting to protect:
- Cross River Gorilla
- African Forest Elephant
- Black-capped Woodland-Warbler
- Grey-necked Rockfowl
- Grey Parrot
- Golden Greenbul
Yes, the Centre will open its gates to visitors and campers from November 2018. For more information on our camp programmes please click here.
Yes, from March 2018 volunteers will be welcome to the Centre. The volunteer programme will run from 2 to 12 weeks. Volunteers from all over the world will be given the opportunity to aid the Centre through advocacy, community conservation, research works and the campers. Please click here for more information.
- Understanding species behaviour and ecology
- Species conservation
- Population management
- Evaluating methodologies for control
- Understanding the role of wildlife in disease transmission
The Obudu Conservation Centre acts a supporting body to facilities, institutions and researchers. The Centre also collects, analyses and publishes our findings on the area which will aid and propel our understanding of the region.