Biodiversity Loss in the Tropical Rain Forests of Nigeria and Its Educational Implications

Pauline Bassey Edet
Sarah N. Oden

DOI: 10.2190/ES.32.3.d


This article examines the concept of biodiversity and species within the context of the tropical rain forests of Nigeria. It briefly examines the origin of species and attempts to explain major causes of biodiversity loss, both direct and indirect. The article further discusses the ecological importance of biodiversity in Agriculture, Medicine, and Economic. Additional benefits, include aesthetics and cultural benefits such as food. Organizations concerned with biodiversity conservation and local strategies for the management of threatened and endangered species are also focused upon. The researchers conclude by suggesting some conservation strategies, as well as sustainable methods of utilizing biodiversity. Ways of creating awareness and sensitizing the public on the ecological consequences of biodiversity loss are also examined.

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