Mariam Hamzat: The Disappearance of Beauty, Biodiversity and a Bard: How Forest Degradation is Endangering Nigeria’s Ibadan Malimbe

In this new post, Mariam Hamzat—a 5th year student of Pure and Applied Biology at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology—discusses how forest degradation and increased agricultural activities have contributed to the disappearance of the Ibadan Malimbe—an endangered bird endemic to Nigeria.  Endemic to Nigeria is a bird of critical ecosystem importance—the Ibadan malimbe (Malimbus ibadanensis). This rare species of bird belongs to the Ploceidae family … Continue reading Mariam Hamzat: The Disappearance of Beauty, Biodiversity and a Bard: How Forest Degradation is Endangering Nigeria’s Ibadan Malimbe