Obudu Conservation Centre #conservation #wildlife
Since 2002 the Obudu Conservation Centre has led the effort to educate students about the environment and the importance of protecting wildlife.
The Obudu Conservation Centre is a not for profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2002 dedicated to educating, protecting and restoring the wildlife and ecological biodiversity of the Obudu region by running educational programs, research, helping local communities and fueling tourism to OCC's home; The Obudu Mountain Resort.
Obudu Conservation Centre works to protect, restore and increase awareness of the wild lands and wildlife on Obudu Plateau and the surrounding Cross River National Park, which runs into Cameroon's Takamanda National Park. We seek to generate healthier economic opportunities for local communities and promote care of our natural world.
The Obudu Conservation Centre has been at the forefront of environmental education on Obudu Plateau and continues to create awareness of these endangered lands
— Donald Duke, Former Governor of Cross River State
What We've Achieved
•Community based advocacy against poaching and bush burning.
•Led educational nature camps for young students
•Hosted New York's City University in the tracking and documenting of the Cross River State Gorilla, a critically endangered species
•Funded the training of rangers to better protect the environment
•Vocational and craft skills provided for local communities to encourage alternative means of income.
•Entrepreneurship training program provided for micro small-medium enterprises (SMSe)
•Training courses to increase the number of midwives in the region to reduce mortality rates