NATIONAL PARKS OVERVIEW
Nigeria is blessed with rich and unique array of ecosystems, and a great variety of wild fauna and flora. This rich natural endowment is a product of the climatic variations resulting into various north-south gradations of habitats and ecosystems. The habitats support more than 1,340 species of animals among which is 274 mammalian species, making it the 8th highest in Africa.
NATIONAL PARKS WITH LOCATIONS AND SIZES
|i||Chad Basin||Borno/Yobe||Maiduguri||2,258 sq.km|
|ii||Cross River||Cross River||Akamkpa||4,000 sq.km|
|iv||Kamuku||Kaduna||Birnin Gwari||1,121 sq.km|
|v||Kainji Lake||Kwara/Niger||New Bussa||5,382 sq.km|
|vii||Old Oyo||Oyo||Oyo||2,512 sq.km|
| Estimated Total Conservation Area||22,206.24 sq.km||
The Park Headquarters is the coordinating and Administrative Secretariat of the National Park Service in Nigeria. It is located along Umaru Musa Yar'adua Expressway, Abuja, about one kilometer from the City Gate, opposite the Eid Prayer Ground and adjacent to the Military Cemetery. It occupies a land area of 11,665 hectares, lying approximately between 9.00N and 9.05N, and 7.25E and 7.30E.