IITA Forest Reserve, Oyo.

IITA, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

IITA Forest Reserve Description

About IITA Forest Reserve

IITA’s forest was originally part of much larger forests in southwestern Nigeria but now, surrounded by the city of Ibadan. It is the best protected and only urban forest in the region. This makes it a centre of biodiversity and a refuge for once common species. Over 450 different plants, 272 birds, 236 butterflies, 48 mammals and 28 reptiles and amphibians have been recorded and many more await discovery.

The forest reserve can be visited by families, individuals who appreciate nature, tourists and historians.

The IITA ( International  Institute of Tropical Agriculture) Forest reserve  is a 350 hectares of land managed by the Natural Resource management department of the IITA. The IITA aims at providing solutions to the degradation of natural resources, hunger and poverty in Nigeria and Africa in general by preserving and properly managing the absolutely beautiful and highly diversified forest reserve.

Services

The IITA Forest Reserve offers opportunity to see and watch so many species of animals and birds and make use of their recreational facilities.

Best Features

IITA Forest Reserve provides a lot more than a chance to see and watch so many species of animals and birds, recreational facilities like a 9- hole golf course, football pitch, a badminton court, lawn tennis court and a swimming pool.

Who Can Visit

The forest reserve can be visited by families, individuals who appreciate nature, tourists and historians.

Best Time to visit

Best time to visit the IITA forest reserve is during its open hours and during the rainy season as well when the plants are in full bloom so as to enjoy your adventure.

Safety

Safety at the forest reserve is of paramount importance so there is no threat to security at the reserve. There are security agents around the forest reserve.







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Address

IITA, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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