Netlink Environmental Conservation Organisation (NECOR) is an environmental NGO in Nigeria that is born out of the need to ensure optimum participation and involvement of all the stakeholders including the local communities in sustainable management of natural resources. Netlink Environmental Conservation Organisation is the umbrella body for Environmental Conservation Club (ECC). ECC strives to inculcate Environmental Conservation consciousness into the youth as a way to gather much needed support and efforts targeted at tackling numerous environmental challenges confronting humanity. The idea, passion, enthusiasm, talent and strength of the communities toward achieving sustainable management of our natural resources and fragile environment can therefore not be ignored thus a collective multidisciplinary approach is urgently require.
Aims and Objectives
- To contribute towards conserving and protecting our naturally endowed environmental resources.
- To bring to the knowledge of the populace and register it in their consciousness the need to conserve our environment.
- To enlightening the populates on the consciousness of devastating of our natural resources.
- To create a forum by which members of the club can exchange views and ideas on the problems confronting environmental conservation in Nigeria, Africa and the World at large.
- To work out solutions to (iv) above and also work out modalities toward implementing the solutions .
- To make members aware of the great economic, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of the natural resources (Nature).
Membership is open to everybody irrespective of the colour, religion, academic discipline and background. A member is obliged to particitipate actively in every activity of the Organisation.
DR S.O. OLADEJIExecutive Director
Balogun I. A (Ph.D)Dir. Climate & Env. Resources
Dr. Bukola O. AdetolaDir. Wildlife Biodiversiy & Ecotourism Management
MRS S.F ARIFALODir. Natural Resource Management & Extension
MR K. OLANREWAJUDir. Environmental Management & Forest Resources
DR S.O. OLADEJI
Balogun I. A (Ph.D)
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 Resource 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 Netlink Environmental Conservation Organization (NECOR) where she oversees the organization’s tasks in the area of wildlife, biodiversity and ecotourism management.
MRS 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 K. 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