UC PhD skills contributing to conserving Nigerian Montane Forest
Iveren Abiem’s homeland of Nigeria is set to benefit from all the knowledge and expertise she’s accumulated at the University of Canterbury (UC) over the past four years.
This biodiversity-conservation project is led by Iveren’s PhD supervisor, UC Associate Professor Hazel Chapman. It is partly funded by philanthropic donations from Chester Zoo in England and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.
Established in 2004, the project inspires excellence in research by training postgraduate and undergraduate students while empowering local communities through employment and education, with 36 full-time, local staff. The research station is situated at 1600m elevation on the very edge of Ngel Nyaki forest.