NPS initiates community platform to drive engagement for nature tourism

A strategic feedback mechanism to enthrone sustainable growth of rural and nature tourism within and around Nigeria’s protected areas (National Parks) has kicked off in Okomu and Old National Parks in Benin, Edo State and Oyo State respectively. The idea was conceived by the Conservator – General of the Federation, Mallam Ibrahim Goni who believes that any successful protected natural resources management must be built around the support zone communities. Towards this agenda, preliminary field trips to Okomu and Old National Parks revealed that the engagement process was not only…

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