Conservation: The Nigerian Policy Perspective

Kashimana Ivo

University of Lagos

Ivo Kashimana is an Environmentalist and has worked for two years as a conservation officer and a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expert with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). Prior to NCF, Ms Ivo was with Afri-mapping Resources Nigeria Limited where she worked as a GIS Analyst. At NCF, Ms Ivo effectively managed a number of conservation projects and served as the GIS trainer, Project Development Officer and Climate Change Programme Coordinator. Currently, she is doctoral student at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and has academic backgrounds in Environmental Biology (Bsc), Geographic Information Systems (MGIS), and Climatology (MSc). Ms Ivo is a highly multidisciplinary and trained internationally in diverse aspects of the environment from social to technical aspects. She is a trained High Conservation Value (HCV) assessor, climate change governance and climate change risk analyst. Ms Ivo has taken part in a number of biodiversity assessments, Environmental and Social Impacts Assessments (ESIA) and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) assessments as a GIS Expert and Land Use Land Cover (LULC) Analyst. Ms Ivo enjoys training conservationists on the use of GIS and GPS in natural resource management. Her research interests includes conservation, carbon analysis, LULC change, climate change, natural resource policies and most recent is Intact Forests Landscapes (IFLs). She has collaborated with a number of researchers and has a few publications.Ms Ivo is indeed on her way to attaining leadership role in the understanding and appreciation of ecological systems and future environmental problems in a multicultural and global society.

Abstract

Situated between latitudes 4 16’N and 13 52’N and longitude 24 9’N and 14 37’N with a land area of 923,768 Km2 is Nigeria, richly endowed with biodiversity. Tropical forests contains biodiversity in abundance. Despite... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Kashimana Ivo (University of Lagos)

Topic Areas

Topics: Wildlife in an Ecosystem Services Paradigm , Topics: Decentralization and Conservation , Topics: Community-Based Conservation

Session

OS-G3 » Wildlife Governance in Africa (16:30 - Tuesday, 12th January, Colobus)