What are the Objectives of BPC?
Our objectives are;
- To continue with on-going field biological researches aimed at collecting basic and comprehensive information and data on the status of the Nigerian biodiversity.
- To investigate and document additional areas of potential threats to biodiversity conservation, with a view to identify gaps in knowledge, protection, and promoting specific conservation activities that may arise in the course of study.
- To analyse patterns of human-behaviours, social relations and cultural preferences as these affect the Nigerian biodiversity and environment.
- To stimulate debate and help intensify awareness in Nigeria through conservation education of environmental consequences of socio-economic activities, especially unsustainable bio-resources exploitation, habitat degradation and destruction.
- To publish and place to the disposal of all relevant groups and government, information and perspectives which could assist in the formulation of policy for promoting and conserving the Nigerian bio-resources and environment.
- To organize conferences, symposia, demonstrations lectures and take any other action and or steps which will facilitate the realization of the objectives stated above.
What are the Past and Present Primates Conservation activities OF BPC ?
- From inception, BPC has pioneered in-situ primates’ conservation research working on key endangered primates namely; Cross River Gorillas occurring in Mbe Mountains, Boshi and Boshi Extension forests, Odudu plateau; Nigerian Cameroon Chimpanzees in Mbe mountains and Oban Hills; Drills, Preuss’s red colobus monkeys of Ikpan forest from 1999 -2003, Trade in Primates bushmeat in Oban Division of Cross River National Park from 1999 -2001.
- Nest building behavior of Nigerian–Cameroon chimpanzees in Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria in 2010. Status of colobus Guereza in Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria since 2010;. Assessment of human-wildlife conflicts in Filinga Range of Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria: The case study of Tantalus monkeys since 2010. Red capped Mangabey monkeys of Esuk Mbat community forest, Akpabuyo LGA of Cross River State, Itu wetlands and Ikpa river basin, Sclater’s monkeys of Itam, Itu and Stubb’s creek forest reserve of Akwa Ibom State from 2010 – till date and Prosimians in all the aforementioned sites.
Do we do other programmes other than conservation?
Yes. Ibom Bird Club is another programme done in BPC it has the potential of unravelling the underlying or untapped resources and beauty found in birds and their associated ecosystems. Akwa Ibom State is positioned in the biodiversity hotspot of the country, thus is expected to hold surprising records of birds in Nigeria in spite of challenges of acceptance, equipment and funding. Furthermore, Ibom Bird Club (IBC) of Nigeria under the umbrella of Biodiversity Preservation Center (BPC). Akwa Ibom contributions to this huge knowledge gap is very low, thus there is an urgent need for a more vibrant Ibom Bird Club of Nigeria in the State by bringing on board nature lovers, corporate citizens, Non-Governmental Organizations, communities, donor agencies and Governments at all level.
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Honorary memberships are given to distinguished personalities who in several ways have contributed to the objectives of the organization nationally or internationally.