The Niger Delta is created by the River Niger, as it drains out into the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is 70,000 km2 of a diverse and luxuriant ecosystem consisting of mangrove swamps, wet tropical forests and freshwater forests. It is one of the biggest Delta areas in the world.
The region is spread across nine Nigerian states - namely Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ondo and Abia States. It is home to over 40 ethnic groups and 30 million people, making the Niger Delta one of the most densely populated areas in the country.
We are committed to protecting the region’s ecological and demographic diversity.