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Dr. Ayuk Atim Nchor


Forestry & Wildlife Res. MGT.


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Ayuk Atim Nchor

Dr. Ayuk Atim Nchor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar. He is a professional in Protected Area Management with interest in Wildlife Ecology and Management. He is Experienced in Wildlife/Protected Area Management, with considerable exposure in Natural Resources Management and governance, Rural Development Initiatives and Alternative livelihood, he has a good background studies/research in Applied Wildlife Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Protected Area Management Plans specifically Dr. Nchor has sound skills in teaching and learning, very strong in research as well as project design and management as well as outstanding experience in the management of National Parks and other protected areas, he has great potentials in coordinating and managing projects to meet targets/budget limits with special skills for independence/team work, he is also capable of working in cross-cultural environment with outstanding experience in Environmental Impact Assessment. Before joining the University of Calabar, Dr. Nchor has worked as a project manager in an international donor wildlife funded project including the EU/WWF funded Cross River National Park Okwangwo Project in Cross River National Park Akamkpa Cross River State, Under the Federal Ministry of Environment for 5 years (1997-2002). He has held the following positions since he joined the University of Calabar: Head of Department: Department of Forestry AND Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar, Calabar 2012-2013, Seminar Coordinator: Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management Seminar Series (2006-2010), Examination Officer: Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management (2006-2007, 2011-2012), Faculty Representative: Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (2012-Date), Departmental Staff Advicer: Staff Advicer for Year 2 Students Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management (2005-Date). He has the following Distinctions and Awards: Award of Study Fellowship Postgraduate Programme (Ph.D) University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2007-2010) COMPLETED. TETFUND Sponsorship to undertake International Conference on Sustainable Development and Governance: Building Commerce and Communities in Amrita University, Coimbatore, India. (2010) ATTENDED AND PRESENTED A PAPER. Sponsorship at TETFUND to undertake research in the current status of Biodiversity Conservation and Management in Oban Division of Cross River National Park (2015) PROJECT COMPLETED.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
B.Sc. (Hons.) Biology (Ecology) University Of Calabar, Calabar 19751981
M.Sc. Wildlife Management University Of Ibadan, Oyo State19851986
Ph.D. Wildlife ManagementUniversity Of Ibadan, Oyo State20042010

S/N Publication
Nchor, A. A., Vincent, T. Ebu., Nnadi, ., & Odey, J. E., (2021). Challenges of Tourism Development in Obudu Ranch Resort Cross River State Nigeria. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research 29 (2) 82-90
Nchor, A. A., Assam, A., & Nnadi P. (2021) Assessment Of Wildlife Law Enforcement Practices In Cross River National Park, Nigeria. International Journal Of Conservation Science 12(12). 647-658
Aigbe, H., & Nchor, A. A (2021) Differential vegetation status of Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve Edo State, Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research 17(4): 682-689
Nchor, A. A., Ebu, V.T., & Odey J., (2021). Attitudes of local communities towards tourism development in Obudu Ranch Resort. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research 29(2):91-100.
Nchor A.A., Simbi-Wellington, W.S. & Asuk S.A. (2018). Potentials of Community Based Ecotourism in Iko Esai Community of Cross River State, South Eastern Nigeria. IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Humanities, Art and Literature. 6(1); 219-226
Nchor A.A. & Agbor C.O. (2018). Local Communities Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Community Based Tourism in Iko-Esai Community, Cross River State, South East, Nigeria International Journal of Research, 6(1): 69-79.
Nchor A.A. & Nnadi P.C. (2018). Potentials of Indigenous Knowledge in the Management of Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 29(3): 1-14.
Nchor, A.A. & Timothy O.O. (2018). Impact of Ecotourism Development in Oban Division of Cross River National Park. IMPACT: International Journal of Research and Humanities, Arts and Literature. 6(8): 611-620
Sijeh, A.A. & Nchor, A.A. (2018). Challenges of Community Based Eco-tourism in Iko Esai Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports. 20(1): 1-10.
Edet, D. I., Okey, O. U. and Nchor, A. A. (2017). Population Survey of Two Species of Guenons in Okwangwo Division, Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Environmental Management, 9: 44-57
Nchor, A.A, Ogogo, A.U. & Ogar, T.O. (2017). Challenges of Funding Protected Areas: The Case of Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Imp act: International Journal of Research in Business Management, 5(12): 37-44
Edet, D. I., Nchor, A. A. & Ekpe, G. A. (2017). Appraisal of Personnel Strength and Quality in Cross River State Forestry Commission, Cross River State, Nigeria Nigerian Journal Of Agriculture, Food And Environment. 13(2):179-185
Aigbe, H.I., Nchor, A.A. & Obasogie, F.O. (2017). Structure and Floristic Compositions of Ehor Forest Reserve, Edo State, Applied Tropical Agriculture 22(2): 197-209
Edem A. Eniang, Clement O. Ebin, Ayuk A. Nchor & Lucas Luiselli (2016). Distribution and status of the African forest buffalo syncerus caffer nanus in south-eastern Nigeria. Oryx-1, 1-4
Bukie, J. O., Nchor, A. A., Ebu, V. T. & Mgbang, E. U. (2016) Population Density of the Mona Monkeys (Cercopithecus mona, Schreber, 1774) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State, Nigeria. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 5(6): 261-265
Ojo, V.A., Adesokan, F.B, Nchor, A. A. & Oduntan, O.O. (2016) Comparative Advantages of Selected Bushmeats to Conventional Meat Types; a Review: International Journal of Molecular Ecology and Conservation, 6(2): 1-4.
Nchor, A. A., Abere, S. A., Asuk S. A. & Okafor, F. A (2016). The Status of Tourism Development in Old Oyo National Park, Southern Nigeria. J. of Trop. For. Res. 30(2): 49-56
Bukie, J. O., Ebu, V. T., & Nchor A. A. (2015). Population Ecology of the White Throated Monkey (Cercoopithecus erythrogaster) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS), Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 5(4): 245-248.
Ogogo A.U. & Nchor, A.A. (2013). Performance of Fattening Cane Rats (Thrynomys Swinderianus Teminck) Reared in Different Cage Sizes in the Swamp Forest Zone of Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Innovations, 3(2):
Ogogo A.U., Eniang, E.A, Nchor A.A. & Nkamenyin, O. (2013). Ecology and Conservation Status of the West African Manatee (Trichechus Senegalensis) in Eniong Creek, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Applied Natural and Social Sciences, 1(1): 19-34
15) Nchor A. A., Onyeanusi A. E., & Bobadoye A. O. (2013). An Appraisal of the Contribution of the National Park to the Development of Rural Communities in Oban Division of Cross River State, Nigeria. Sustainable Human Development Review, 5: 1-4
A. U. Ogogo & Nchor A. A. (2013). Sustainable Tourism Development in Cross River State: Prospects and Challenges. Sustainable Human Development Review, 5: 1-4.
Nchor A. A., Ogogo, A. U. (2012). Rapid Assessment of Protected Area Pressures and Threats in Nigeria National Parks. Global Journal of Agriculture Science 11(2): 63-72
Ogogo, A. U. Jacob, D. E. & Nchor, A. A. (2010). Challenges of Buffer Zone Management in Cross River National Park, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment 2 (1&2): 156 – 165

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Tetfund Institution B ased Research (IBR)Naira 1Tetfund2017-10-03

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
International Conference on Tourism Development in Africa, Port Harcourt, River state.1983-05-161983-05-19
Project monitoring and evaluation courses at ARMTI, Ilorin, and Kwara state1987-10-111987-10-30
Ecology Society of Nigeria (ECOSON) Bi-annual Conference in Ibadan1989-08-121989-08-16
Conference in Two Decades of Kainji Research, New Bussa, Nigeria held in New Bussa, Kwara State, Nigeria Nchor A. A. and Ibeun J. S. (1989). The Role of Nigerian Wildlife in the Development of Tourism in Nigeria.1989-11-291989-12-01
Conference in two decades of Kainji Research, New Bussa, Nigeria held in New Bussa, Kwara State, NigeriaNchor A. A. and Ibeun J. S. (1989). The Status of Wildlife Development and Conservation in Kainji Lake National Park.1989-11-291989-12-01
14th Annual Conference of The Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) held in Katsina, Katsina state.Onyeanusi A. U. and Nchor, A.A. (1990). Appraisal of rural man’s integration into Wildlife conservation in Nigeria, The case of Kainji Lake National Park1990-11-151990-11-30
Workshop on the Rain Forest of South East Nigeria and south west Cameroon held in Obudu, Nigeria.Nchor, A.A. (1996). Integrating local communities in management of Cross River National Park. 1996-10-201996-10-24
3rd International Conference and Workshop on the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla Population (Cameroon – Nigeria). The Mirage Hotel and Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.2006-04-122006-04-16
Conference on International Research and Development Institute (Research and Development Network) at the University of Calabar Nigeria2006-06-262006-06-29
32nd Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria, Held at Umuahia, Abia State, NigeriaOgogo, A. U.; Nchor, A. A. and Omulagah, I. O. (2008). Promoting Community Forest and Wildlife Management in Nigeria2009-10-202009-10-24
Conference on Sustainable Development and Governance: Building Commerce and Communities. Amrita University, Combatoire India.Nchor, A. A. and Ogogo, A. U. (2012). Developing Indigenous communities in the Management of Cross River National Park, South Eastern Nigeria.2012-12-122012-12-14
Maiden Conference on Wildlife Management Society of Nigeria (WIMSON)Edet, D. I., Nchor A. A., Ovai, O. I. and Egbuchulem, P. O. (2017). Appraisal of Wildlife Conservation and Educational Visits at Nekede Zoological Garden, Imo State, Nigeria.2017-09-172017-09-20