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Rachel Ikemeh

Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa Finalist 2021

Rachel’s work has focused on species-based and landscape-level conservation efforts. In 2012, Rachel established the SW/Niger Delta Forest Project and has served as its director since. Rachel’s persistence in working in one of the most insecure regions in the world, building strong community relations, establishing a community conservancy, and saving a Critically Endangered primate under these conditions is highly commendable and deserves recognition.


Learn more about Rachel’s journey.

Conservation in Nigeria is hard, but we need to face it head on. We hope that the work we’re doing will be carried on by the future generation.

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