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Environmental Africa - The Good and The Bad

I recently visited Nigeria - a rarely trodden part of the world (with the fear of kidnapping and a desperate shortage of infrastructure amongst only a few of the obstacles laid to bare). Whilst in an extremely remote part of the country - where some independent rain forest conservation effort is taking place in an attempt to salvage what historically was one of the most biodiverse environments on the planet - I came across a small number of monkeys.

These Eyes were opportunistically captured around the Afi mountain of these rain forests and attempt to tell the story of a baby "Mandrill" monkey - which belongs to a small colony of the highly endangered Mandrillus leucophaeus (native to the Cross River southeastern region of this part of the African sub-continent).

One wonders what - if anything - can be done to stop this catastrophic degradation, which has already led to the loss of about 80% of the original rain forest!

Photo credits: Edosaodaro.

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September 04, 2013

Tru9ja

@ Alvera... At a time dinosaur were around. Imaging them still been around considering the present human population. I think the world will heal itself. There is no cause of alarm.

September 02, 2013

Laurasinelle

Lovely image! And in the other hand so sad, thanks for sharing

September 01, 2013

Alvera

We kill the world. Every little useless thing we BUY is a small step to this planet end. It will be in our lifetime.

August 30, 2013

Edosaodaro

Thanks Egomezta! I suppose we are already doing a little bit - by talking about it and by sharing...

August 30, 2013

Egomezta

Thanks for sharing... too sad "if anything - can be done to stop this catastrophic degradation"

August 30, 2013

Edosaodaro

Thanks Lenutaidi!

August 30, 2013

Edosaodaro

Hi Tru9ja... Thanks for your comments... I absolutely agree... It is a shame Nigeria is not right at the centre of the African tourism scene... Hopefully gradually getting there...

August 30, 2013

Lenutaidi

Beautiful images!!Thank you for sharing!

August 29, 2013

Tru9ja

Nigeria is a beautiful place to be, and so many things to learn. a very friendly people. so many tourist attractions. many tourist have been to Nigeria, and they love to come back.

August 29, 2013

Edosaodaro

Thanks FabioConcetta, Thanks Jdanne!

August 29, 2013

Edosaodaro

Hi Angelaostafichuk... Many thanks! You are not wrong... Nigeria is definitely not for the faint hearted but rewards - of raw (and extremely diverse) African cultures (250 tribes and languages!!) and an unforgettable experience - await any brave takers... I am luckily dual national (British Nigerian) and have the benefit of local knowledge and contacts...

August 29, 2013

FabioConcetta

Amazing image and beautiful blog!

August 29, 2013

Angelaostafichuk

Beautiful pic, very NatGeo. Nigeria is def. not a tourist country...what brought you there?

August 29, 2013

Jdanne

Thanks for sharing!

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