Habitat Utilization of Wading Birds in Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands Nigeria

5 Aug 2021 Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands, Nigeria, Africa Birds | Communities | Education | Habitats

Josiah Ibrahim

The project is born out of the observed need to reach rural communities surrounding the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands in Yobe state, North-eastern Nigeria.

This wetlands complex serves as stopover sites and wintering sites for Palaearctic and Intra African migrants. It harbours a number of endangered and near-threatened bird species. The biodiversity and habitats are increasingly at risk due to the increase in human population and their ignorance. The communities surrounding the wetlands depend solely on the wetlands for fishing, firewood collection, irrigation farming and hunting which have led to habitat destruction.

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