Idanre Hill is a beautiful natural landscape, with varieties of plant and animal diversity. Because of its historical significance, the hill was sometimes ago added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. The amazing hill is located in the Idanre town in Ondo State of southwestern Nigeria and serves as a tourist site and gene pool of biodiversity.
The hill and the neighbouring Akure-Ofosu forest and Akure-Idanre forest house endangered animals like African elephants, and other popular wild animals like buffalo and white-throated monkey. Artefacts and other heritages of the old Idanre settlement are also found on the hill.
Due to the illegal killing of the animals and illegal harvesting of the native plants on Idanre Hill, the wildlife, medicinal plants, and geological formations of the hill are fast becoming depleted. Therefore, as one of the environmental NGOs in Nigeria that are dedicated to the conservation of the Nigerian natural resources and heritage, we plan to establish an environmental education resource centre in Idanre.
Through the environmental education resource centre, we will be raising the awareness of the host communities of Idanre Hill, Akure-Ofosu forest and Akure-Idanre forest about the importance of conserving the natural resources of the hill and the forests.
Our aim is to encourage the host communities to adopt the culture of sustainable consumption of natural resources, and to make them understand and appreciate the sustainable use of the resources for ecotourism. The sustainable-use awareness campaign will also involve the visitors to Idanre Hill.
To achieve this aim, we need your donations. The money you donate will be used to get a multimedia projector and screen, office furniture and other education materials needed in the environmental education resource centre.
Help to protect the endangered animals and plants of Idanre Hill by donating to the establishment of the environmental education resource centre.
- To contribute towards conserving and protecting our naturally endowed resources.
- To bring to the knowledge of the populace and register it in their consciousness the need to conserve our environment.
- To enlighten the populace on the consciousness of devastating of our natural environment.
Some of our Projects and Activities are listed below. View the full list of our Projects and Activities
Over the years Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organization (NECOR) has been involved in exhibition of indigenous plants that are of medicinal values and educate the participants on the conservation status of wild animals of social and ecomic values.
The Organization promotes reuse of waste products like plastic bottles, rags, sachet water nylon. – Use of Bamboos for production of tooth brush, tooth pick, etc.
NECOR/ECC organized trainings for farmers, job seekers, retiree and unemployed on sustainable natural resource management like bee keeping (apiculture), snailry techniques, aquaponic.
DR S.O. OLADEJIEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. I. A. BalogunDir. Climate & Env. Resources
Dr. Bukola O. AdetolaDir. Wildlife Biodiversiy & Ecotourism Management
Dr. S.F ArifaloDir. Natural Resource Management & Extension
Mr Kekeh OlanrewajuDir. Environmental Management & Forest Resources
DR S.O. OLADEJI
Dr Oladeji Sunday Oladipo started his academic carrier as a teaching assistant in the Department of Ecotourism and Wildlife Management of The Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2007 and later rose to the position of Senior lecturer. He graduated with B.Agric.Tech., in Forestry Management from The Federal University of Technology, Akure and later proceeded for his Master in Environmental Management in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. He bagged his PhD in Ecotourism Management of The Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Upon completion of his PhD in 2013 he was invited as one of the experts in the field of natural resource management at Cuttington University under The Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) program, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID/Liberia) to strengthen Liberian higher education institutions. He has involved in other forms of collaborative research at the national and international levels.
During his undergraduate years, he was co-founder and first executive president of Environmental Conservation Club, FUTA. He later joined in establishing Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organisation as education research officer in charge of capacity training, environmental conservation education dissemination and establishment of Environmental Conservation Club, the student body of the Organisation. He subsequently assumed office as one of the Director of NECOR. He was elevated to the position of Executive Director of the Organisation following the demise of erstwhile Executive Director. He has since been saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing the activities of other Directors, coordinate Environmental Conservation Club established in elementary, secondary and tertiary institutions across Nigeria and Liberia, and facilitate linkages with other national and international organizations and other official duties in line with the organization’s mandate.
He is the convener of World Environmental Conservation Conference (WECC) that comes up between 5th and June, yearly. WECC is being organized by Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organisation/Environmental Conservation Club in conjuction with notable institutions like The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Department of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics, Technical University of Munich, Germany and other Ministry, Department and Agencies like National Park Service, Ondo-State Ministry of Natural Resources and Ondo-State Ministry of Environment.
Dr. S. O. Oladeji is an environmentalist and conservationist of international repute. A highly motivated researcher with vast academic experience as well as community based service. He combined his lecturing duties successfully with research in the field of biodiversity conservation, community tourism, rural tourism, heritage tourism, ecological tourism and environmental management. He has over 30 articles as research publications in local and international journals to his credit and has participated in various media and scientific fora where environmental conservation issues are discussed and addressed. He is a regular guest on a radio programme “ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH “on Breez 91.9fm every Saturday between the hour of 12.30 and 1.00pm. He has equally represented the organization in symposia, exhibitions and conferences.
Dr. I. A. Balogun
Dr. Ifeoluwa Adebowale Balogun is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Meteorology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Also, he is currently the Associate Director (Remote Sensing and GIS) of the Centre for Space Research and Applications (CESRA) of the University. He had his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in 2000, 2004 and 2012 respectively from the University. Within his PhD research years, he attended short courses and obtained certificates in Environmental Research at the GKSS School on Environmental Research in Lunenburg, Germany in 2007; and on African Weather and Climate from National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA in 2011.
Ifeoluwa is the Director of Climate and Environmental Resources of the Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organisation (NECOR); and the co-founder of the Environmental Conservation Club (ECC), the student umbrella body of the organization which now exists at several tertiary, secondary and elementary institutions.
He is an applied meteorologist with expertise in urban climate, biometeorology, environmental conservation and climate change. He has specific interest in monitoring, assessing and quantifying urbanisation impacts and associated landuse landcover changes on local climate, air quality and inhabitants comfort. His research interest also includes climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation with a broad view on conservation mechanisms. He has participated in several field experiments at home and abroad. His current research involves understanding the role of cities and associated landuse landcover changes in modifying weather, climate, air quality and quality of life of inhabitants (man, animal, plants and organisms); and also suggesting how such research may be usefully employed at various scales of management by environmentalists, planners, decision and policy makers. He has authored and co-authored several publications on these issues in reputable local and international journals and has served as reviewer of articles in many journals
He has attended several national and international scientific fora, where he has presented research papers amongst which are the 7th international Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-7) in Yokoahama, Japan 2009 where he won the Lowry African Student Award; 8th international Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-8) at Dublin, Ireland 2012 where the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in conjunction with International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) found him worthy of the joint AMS-IAUC Lowry African Graduate Student Award for the scientific and aesthetic quality of his work and presentations. He is a member of several scientific associations and professional bodies among which are; Nigeria Meteorological Society (NMetS), International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC), African Fire Networks (Afrifirenet), Association of Nigerian Geographers(ANG) and Science Association of Nigeria (SAN).
Ifeoluwa is happily married to Olayinka and the union is blessed with three children.
Dr. Bukola O. Adetola
Dr. Bukola Omotomilola Adetola is a Lecturer in the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State Nigeria. She holds Bachelor of Agricultural Technology in Fisheries and Wildlife from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Master of Science in Wildlife Management and the Ph.D. Degree in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in the year 2001, 2004 and 2015 respectively. She added a Graduate Certificate in Endangered Species Management from the University of Kent United Kingdom in 2015.
In 2009, she joined the Department of Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria with the responsibilities of teaching, research and community service. Her main areas of research interest are in the field of biodiversity conservation with focus on the conservation ecology and management of endangered species both in-situ and ex-situ, non consumptive utilization of biodiversity (ecotourism), ecotourism Policy and Planning, communicating the benefits of sustainable natural resources use to rural communities (works closely with park-dependent communities), students, young people, policy makers and other stakeholders. She is a well focused researcher with good publications in peer reviewed journals and proceedings. Dr. Adetola is a Member of Society for Conservation Biology, Tropical Biology Association, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Ecological Society of Nigeria (EcSON), Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Association of Women in Forestry and Environment (AWIFE), Durrell Conservation Learning Network (DCLN).
She has served as Resources Person on career and conservation education talk to young people (primary, secondary and tertiary school students) within and outside Nigeria amongst which are Teenage Volunteer at Durrell Wildlife Park (Jersey Zoo), St John’s School, Jersey Island, United Kingdom to mention just a few. She is an experienced and dedicated teacher who delights in helping student learn well to achieve set goals. Her interest in environmental Conservation instigated her membership in the Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organization (NECOR) where she oversees the organization’s tasks in the area of wildlife, biodiversity and ecotourism management.
Dr. S.F Arifalo
Mrs Arifalo S.F is a natural resource manager with over ten years experience in the field of natural resource management and extension. She is a dogged researcher of local and international repute with flair, enthusiasm and emphasis on natural resource conservation, management and extension. Her teaching, research and community service are centered on lecturing, mentoring young talented ones and improving the lives of the local communities. She started her carrier as teaching assistant in the department of Agricultural Economics & Extension now Agricultural & Resource Economics of the Federal University of Technology, Akure where she has risen to her present position as Lecturer II. She bagged her first and second degree in Agricultural Economics and she is at the final stage of her PhD in natural resource management. She has distinguished herself in the area of natural resource conservation, management and extension as being attested to by her outstanding academic performance and research publications in both local and international journals. She is a staff adviser to Environmental Conservation Club, FUTA and member of Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organisation ( NECOR). She is occupying the position of the Director of Natural resource management and Extension of the organisation. She oversees dissemination of information to farmers, market women and other relevant stakeholders in natural resource use. She has particitipated in meetings, conferences, symposium , capacity training and forum where sustainable management of environment are discussed and shared.
Mr Kekeh Olanrewaju
Mr Kekeh Olanrewaju , C is a graduate of the department of Forestry , Federal University of Technology, Akure. He started his working experience as a forest Superitendent , Survey Unit of Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resource. He has served as the officer in charge of nursery in the Ministry . He is presently a Senior Forest officer in the department of forest utilization exploitation. Mr Kekeh has acquired experience through his exposure to various activities in different department of the Ministry. He combined his civic duties successfully with services to his local communities. He supports natural resources conservation efforts at state , national and international levels . He has contributed to establishment of Environmental Conservation Club , the student’s arm of Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organization in secondary and tertiary institutions . Some of his outstanding contributions to environment and natural resource conservation and management include inventory of teak plantation in Ondo-State; establishment of 50 ha of indigenous plantation through enrichment planting at , establishment of 10ha of Mansonia altissima plantation at Akure forest reserve , establishment of 100ha teak plantation at Oluwa forest reserve, establishment of 20 ha of mixed indigenous species in 0A3A forest reserve. . He has several publications to his credit
We are a sustainability-focused environmental organization in Nigeria, and our aim is to ensure that relevant stakeholders and local communities participate in the sustainable use and management of natural resources. As an environmental NGO in Nigeria, Nigerian Environmental Conservation Organisation (NECOR)’s projects are centred around environmental conservation and protection, climate change, flora and fauna, and other things related to the country’s natural environments. Our aim at NECOR is to be one of the foremost environmental NGOs in Nigeria & Climate Change NGOs in Nigeria.