Nigeria

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Pterocarpus erinaceus is a valuable timber species originating from the semi-arid natural forests of the West African Guinean savanna. This species is an important source of forage for livestock in pastoralist communities throughout its range. In the absence of rapid action at sub-regional and international scale, the unsustainable exploitation of P. erinaceus is likely to have serious negative consequences for human populations and the environment in West Africa.

To avoid this, Benin, Nigeria and Togo propose a joint project entitled: Action Plan and Capacity Building for the Sustainable Management of Pterocarpus erinaceus (Fabaceae) in Benin, Nigeria and Togo.

Projects

Country: Nigeria
Project Type: Capacity Building and Governance, Non Detriment Findings (NDF)
Taxonomy: Pterocarpus erinaceus
Project Title:

Action Plan and Capacity Building for the Sustainable Management of Pterocarpus erinaceus (Fabaceae) in Benin, Nigeria and Togo

Duration:

12 months

Project Document:

Link

Reports:

Not yet available

Related Publications:

Not yet available

CITES Working Language:

French

KEY STATISTICS

HUMAN POPULATION

195.9 million

LAND AREA* (km2)

910,768

FOREST COVER (km2)

65,834

FOREST COVER (%)

7.2


*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area

GALLERY

Sustainable management of Pterocarpus erinaceus

Project to support the evaluation of the potential of Pterocarpus erinaceus

Some participants at the One Day Workshop - Tree Species Project on Pterocarpus erinaceus in Nigeria

Director of Forestry addressing Participants on the Project Aims and Objectives during the One-Day Workshop

Senior Expert delivering Lecture on Non-Detriment Findings and impact of Logging Activities on Pterocarpus in Nigeria

Participants listening to Presentation by one of the Project Experts at the Workshop

Project Experts with Local Communities of Awe Village in Nasarawa State for Mission Field Work

Project Experts on a measurement exercise of dbh in one of the Sites

Project Experts, two Restricted Scientific Committee and Local Community on Mission Field Work

Project Expert on Field Exercise in Wamba LGA, Nasarawa State

Scientific Team Sensitization of Local Communities and taking Inventory of Pterocarpus erinaceus in Study Area

Community data collection on the range of Pterocarpus in Nasarawa State

Team at the Timber shed

Mr TD John and the team observing sawn wood in Nasarawa State

Mission field visit on observation of standing stock

Community participation in Forest Management