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Nigerian Environmental Laws.  This web site contains the full-text of 21 separate environmental acts and decrees in Nigeria, from land use to harmful waste, to oil pipelines and endangered species protection.

1. Harmful Waste (Special Criminal Provisions) Decree
2. Energy Commission of Nigeria Act
3. Federal Environmental Protection Agency Act
4. National Parks Decree (No. 36)
5. Federal Environmental Protection Agency Decree
6. Federal Environmental Protection (Amendment) Decree
7. Land Use Act
8. Endangered Species (Control of International Trade & Traffic) Act
9. Environmental Impact Assessment Decree
10. Land Use (Validation of Certain Laws) Act
11. River Basins Development Authorities Act
12. Oil in Navigable Waters Act
13. Subsidiary Legislation: Oil in Navigable Waters Regulations
14. Gold Trading Act
15. National Agricultural Land Development Auth. Decree
16. Oil Mineral Producing Areas Dev. Comm. Decree
17. Oil Pipelines Act
18. Sea Fisheries Decree
19. National Commission for Museums and Monuments Act
20. National Council for Arts and Culture Act
21. National Endowment for the Arts Decree

Federal Environmental Protection Agency Act (Act No. 58 of 1988).  Through FAO's Legal Office FAOLEX database searches can be done to sort and retrieve environmental and legal documents by country.


Governments on the Web.  This site links to governmental departments, NGOs, and general information sites for Nigeria.

Non-Governmental Organizations

The World Conservation Union, Country Office for Niger.  This site provides information about IUCN programs and objectives in Nigeria on environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

NGO Coalition for the Environment.  Cross River State, Nigeria. NGOCE describes the mission of its organization as preserving the biodiversity of the rainforests in the Cross River State through the mobilization of citizens and NGOs. The site provides background to the Cross River State and provides contact information for NGOCE. This site also links access to the Ekuri Initiative, which is a community-based sustainable forest management project also in the Cross River State.


Governments on the Web.  This is a general resource site for the government, NGOs, and other information on Nigeria.

National Conservation Strategy and National Environmental Action Plan.  This site describes the development, implementation and results of Nigeria's National Conservation Strategy (NCS) and National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP).

FRAME.  FRAME facilitates the use and exchange of web-based information for environment and natural resource management professionals in Africa. This website provides analytical tools and information, mechanisms to share lessons and experiences, as well as opportunities for linkages to enhance collaboration among partners.

Tracker.  Tracker is a database which allows users to enter their own experiences from local resource management in Africa or learn from the experiences of others. It aims to facilitate the gathering and sharing of natural resource management information, as well as encourage work with local communities.

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