Obudu Conservation Centre was established by Mrs Onari Duke, the former First Lady of Cross River State.

OCC is an inclusive organisation that knows and encourages collaborative efforts to actualise our vision for this planet.

OCC understands that the world is connected and we need to leverage this connectivity between people, companies and institutions to provide long-term sustainable solutions.

FROM 2002 TO TODAY

2002

  • Obudu Conservation Education Centre is launched

2002

  • In partnership with City University, New York, OCC supported research to study and track the critically endangered Cross River gorilla.

2003

  • Free vocational and craft skills training provided to 65 local communities members to encourage alternative means of income. 

2006 – 2008

  • Provided training to increase the number of midwives in the region and reduce mortality rates. 

2010

  • Facilitated vocational and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) entrepreneurship training for 175 community members

2015

  • Obudu Conservation Educational Centre was renamed as Obudu Conservation Centre

2017

  • Obudu Conservation Centre starts protecting the Aeroplane Field Forest and creates its pilot community forest reserve through the Women’s Woodlot initiative.
  • Partnered with the Obudu Bird Club to increase ornithological education in the local communities and schools in Cross River State
  • Commenced the Go for Green awareness campaign and toured schools in Cross Rivers, Rivers and Lagos, Nigeria

2018

  • Named by the local community, Nela’s Pool was established, a natural spring pool. OCC cleared and built deckings, trails and picnic areas to be used as a tourist attraction.  In agreement with the local Chiefs OCCs will continue protecting and maintaining the site. 

2019

  • Supporting rangers on the Plateau and surrounding forests to protect the forests and wildlife 

2020

  • OCC joined the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA)
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