SW/Niger Delta Forest Project
Central African Republic
The SW/Niger Delta Forest Project is a multi-stakeholder project that evolved gradually from a proposed Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzee population surveys in priority sites identified for southwestern and Niger Delta Nigeria in the 2011 Regional Action Plan (www.ellioti.org) to save the endangered ape from extinction. The project gained momentum following increasing support and recognition from stakeholders, not to mention the marked urgency to find immediate conservation solutions to these highly threatened ecosystems where the great apes range and of the other critical wildlife that share their range. In no time, following the emergent results from initial surveys that highlighted habitat loss as the single most significant threat to species extinction; the project was established as an initiative that seeks to address key conservation issues to remnant forest areas and currently operates under the Foundation for Sustainability of Ecosystem, Wildlife and Climate.