Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration at BPC Nigeria emerged as a separate project in our Field biological research endeavour. It is the scientific study supporting the practice of Restoration ecology, which is the practice of renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action such as the Itam Monkey Conservation Project in Itu Local Government Area (LGA) where hectares of degraded community forests were restored following a grant support from GEF Small Grants Programme The Nigerpet Services Limited (Construction Company based in Uyo) has been employing the services of BPC Nigeria to restore erosion damaged sites in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state . Restoration ecology is also an academic field where students are taught the process, whereas restoration ecology is the actual project or process by restoration practitioners.

 

Tree planting at Dominic Utuk Ravine, Uyo

A cross section of some of the multi-purpose tree species raised in the nursery site at Obong Itam project site

For many people biological diversity (biodiversity) has an intrinsic value that humans have a responsibility towards other living things and an obligation to future generations.

On a more anthropocentric level, natural ecosystems provide human society with food, fuel, and timber. Fundamentally, ecosystem services involve the purification of air and water, detoxification and decomposition of wastes, regulation of climate, regeneration of soil fertility and pollination of crops. Such processes have been estimated to be worth trillions of dollars annually. BPC Nigeria has been at the forefront of promoting several initiatives that will help local communities to imbibe conservation and thereby safeguard their future n a sustainable manner. To this end, BPC has helped Esuk Mbat community of Akpabuyo LGA, Cross River State and Mbiakong Community of Uruan LGA, Akwa Ibom State. Through the kind support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and their partner Birdlife International working to conserve the Guinean Forest of West Africa (GFWA).

Habitat loss is the leading cause of both species extinctions and ecosystem service decline. The two ways to reverse this trend of habitat loss are conservation of currently viable habitat and restoration of degraded habitats.

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Biodiversity Conservation

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Ecological Restoration

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Climate Change Adaptation

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Field Ecological Survey

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Conservation Education

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