National Park Distribution

National Park Distribution

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

SN NAME STATE(S) HEAD OFFICE SIZE
i Chad Basin Borno/Yobe Maiduguri 2,258 sq.km
ii Cross River Cross River Akamkpa 4,000 sq.km
iii Gashaka-Gumti Adamawa/Taraba Serti 6,731 sq.km
iv Kamuku Kaduna Birnin Gwari 1,121 sq.km
v Kainji Lake Kwara/Niger New Bussa 5,382 sq.km
vi Okomu Edo Arakhuan-Udo 202.24 sq.km
vii Old Oyo Oyo Oyo 2,512 sq.km
Estimated Total Conservation Area 22,206.24 sq.km