The Olokemeji Forest Reserve, located between two mega-cities in Nigeria, Abeokuta and Ibadan, is one of the largest forest reserves in southwest Africa, covering 5,888 hectares of land. Owing to indiscriminate poaching, farming activities, grazing, felling of trees, erosion and other environmental factors, the forest reserve has become degraded.
This IITA Guidebook will help you to identify many of the most common birds in the lake and forest areas of the campus. For each bird there is a photograph, a scientific name, common names in English and French, a description of the bird and notes on its ecology.
The aim of this guidebook is to encourage appreciation and enjoyment of Nigerian butterﬂies, and to promote conservation of the habitats that are vital to their life cycles and long-term survival.