Conservation Education

Conservation Education

Conservation education is the study of man’s intelligent use of his natural environment through the development, management, preservation, and renewal of natural resources for his material, cultural, and aesthetic needs to benefit present and future generations. Conservation education provides authentic opportunities for learning and gives Early Childhood Centres and schools an opportunity to connect with their local community in a meaningful way.

Teaching conservation education is not an added extra, or more work. It is about providing your students or community members with a real-life context on which to base their learning, and an opportunity to apply their learning to authentic local community opportunities such as their endangered species eg Itam Monkey Project, Mbiakong Uruan Wildlife Sanctuary, Esuk Mbat Wildlife Sanctuary and Mbe Mountain conservation initiative of BPC..

At BPC Nigeria, we let our audience to know that Conservation is not an abstract or theoretical concept … it’s about our natural environment and the plants, animals and birds that live in our very own backyards, school playgrounds, local parks and reserves as well as the public conservation land found further afield in Oban Hills in Cross River state for example.

Tortoises stealing the show with young girls at the Children’s’ Jamboree of NTA Channel 12 Uyo

As one of our activities this year to mark the World Animal day, BPC, Nigeria and it’s partner TRCC embarked on an awareness campaign in Essien Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom State to celebrate the day with the children and staff of the Community Secondary School. 


The CEO of BPC, Dr. Edem Eniang handing out some crafted mockup manatees to the children and the Nigerian threatened Tortoises to drive the message of conserving and connecting the children back to nature. Many thanks to our sponsors, CEPF/Birdlife International/GFWA

The Department of Conservation sees conservation education as a component of the larger umbrella that is environmental education (EE) or education for sustainability (EfS). Integrated into EE teaching are the three dimensions of learning about, in and for the environment.

 

BPC STAFF POSE WITH A CROSS SECTION OF STUDENTS OF DANIEL JOSEPH ACADEMY IN THE TORTOISE PROJECT BRANDED T-SHIRTS AFTER THE TREE PLANTING CAMPAIGN

As part of the effort to conserve the endangered tortoises of Nigeria, BPC’s CEO, Dr. Edem A. Eniang established the ‘Tortoise Theatre’ to entertain people and endear them to tortoise to stem their unsustainable harvest and consumption in southern Nigeria. The tortoise mascots always draw the greatest crowds at community events.

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