Promote landscape restoration as a key strategy through community-based interventions.
Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two-fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change (source: IPBES).
Nigeria is a beautiful country with a vast landscape having diverse ecological zones such as the Sahel savannah, Sudan savannah, Guinea savannah, Freshwater swamp forest, Mangrove and Tropical high forest zones. All these ecological zones have unique landscape resources but have been exploited by anthropogenic activities such as tree felling and climate change. This is further shifting the ecological belt south.
How we engage
We promote holistic design, conservation and management strategies targeting the unique challenges of ecological zones. These include community-based interventions to encourage reforestation and providing alternatives to wood fuel, as well as restoration of degraded landscapes, stream & river bank as well as water front redevelopment in urban & rural areas. The scope of landscape restoration is broadened to incorporate civic values attached to safe and healthy environments, restoration of valued sceneries, sacred landscapes and other forms of nature based ecological restoration.