IITA Forest - Nigeria
To visit the Forest Reserve you need to send an email direct to the institute for more information.
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IITA Forest Project is part of the renowned International Institue of Tropical Agriculture's Natural Resource Management, and is located at IITA international headquarters in Ibadan, in the west of Nigeria.
'The IITA Forest Reserve is one of the few remaining forested areas in western Nigeria. It covers 350 ha. and lies within the 1000-ha. campus which includes other wooded areas as well as a reservoir, eight lakes and ponds, wetlands, farmland and landscaped grounds, giving a rich diversity of habitats for plants and other living things. Over 200 species of birds and 220 butterfly species have been recorded since the Forest Project began, and there are 440 species on the flora checklist, of which 90% have medicinal uses in West Africa.'
IITA Forest Project organises 'walks on the wild side', bird watching and tree planting events which are availiable to the general public. These activities are particulary suited to visitors looking for things to do while in Ibadan or interested in nature as the project focuses on many of the idigenous resources likes birds, butterflies and medicinal plants.