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Nigeria - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

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Located in the western part of Africa, Nigeria spans different climatic and ecological zones. The mean annual temperature ranges from 21°C in the south to 30°C in the north with extremes of 14°C and 45°C and an altitude range of 0 - 1000m above sea level. The variable climatic conditions and physical features have endowed Nigeria with a very rich biodiversity (annual rainfall ranging from about 450 mm in the northeast to about 3500 mm in the coastal south-east)... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

H.E. Mrs. Hajia Hadiza Mailafia
ABS Competent National Authorities
Mr. Salisu M. Dahiru
CBD Primary NFP
Dr. John Onyekuru
CBD Secondary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. William Etim Okon
GSPC NFP
Ms. Halima Bawa-Bwari
GTI NFP
Mrs. Benedicta Olayinka Falana
ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. Shehu Ndaman
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Raheef Ademola Usman
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Rufus Ebegba
BCH NFP

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