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IITA Forest
IITA Forest

IITA Forest

Game reserve

Oyo

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Meet friends, Explore nature

ABOUT The IITA Forest Unit at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, was set up on 1 January 2015 to succeed the Forest Project. Its mission is to manage and utilize forest resources for conservation, research, and education. The Ibadan campus covers 1000 hectares (2470 acres) of which about 350 hectares (865 acres) are forested. The largest forest fragment is known as the IITA Forest Reserve. This, together with lakes and ponds, farmland and gardens, provides habitats for many different plants and animals that were once common but have declined or disappeared through expansion of the surrounding city. In particular, it is recognized globally as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and for this reason, the Forest Unit focuses on birds. They run an Ornithological Monitoring project, organize the Ibadan Bird Club and bird-related activities for Schools Conservation Clubs, carry out IBA monitoring, and hold workshops for young ornithologists and birdwatchers. With support from IITA and donors, the Forest Unit has developed a Botanical Nursery& Garden which produces trees for reforestation and landscaping, traditional Yoruba medicinal herbs and vegetables, and ornamental plants for the home, office, and garden.   SERVICES There are no services rendered here.   BEST FEATURES IITA Forest has it beautiful environment filled with all kinds of animals around the forest. BEST TIME TO VISIT IITA Forest can be visited at any time of the year. WHO CAN VISIT Historians, Photographers, tourists, students, researchers, campers, bird watchers and adventurous people are always present here. SAFETY IITA Forest is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful.

Onigambari Forest Reserve
Onigambari Forest Reserve

Onigambari Forest Reserve

Game reserve

Oyo

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Onigambari Forest Reserve The Onigambari Forest Reserve was declared from Ibadan Forest Reserve by a resolution of the Ibadan city council passed in September 1899. A month later, the Mamu portion was added and to the government by deed of gift. Both sections were consolidated to form Gambari Forest Reserve in 1953 making a total area of 125.62 km2. This is a forest reserve known for its untamed wildness and the abundance of nature. A place that holds interest because of the different species of trees and plants, it is a great place for nature daredevils who seek a thrilling adventure exploring the wonders of a forest untainted by man. Onigambari Forest Reserve is located between latitude 7°261N and longitude 3°51E. The plot lies within Gambari Forest Reserve about 17k m south-east of Ibadan on the Idi-Ayunre-Ijebu-Ode road, Oyo State. It was laid about 2k m away from the nearest road well obscured by some forest fallows in the neighbourhood. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES  It has a very beautiful green environment BEST TIME TO VISIT It can be visited at any time of the year WHO CAN VISIT Historians, tourists SAFETY It is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful

IITA Forest Reserve
IITA Forest Reserve

IITA Forest Reserve

Game reserve

Oyo

0

Sightseeing, See wildlife, Meet friends, Explore nature

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.