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Dr. Oliver Okey Oji


Forestry & Wildlife Res. MGT.


Lecurer II


[email protected]

About Dr. Oliver Okey Oji

Dr. Oliver Enuoh is a lecturer in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar, Nigeria. He undertook his Master’s degree in biodiversity conservation at Yale University (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies), USA, and doctorate degree at The University of Reading, UK, with the support of the Ford Foundation and Commonwealth Scholarship respectively. He is a restoration ecologist and forest biodiversity conservation specialist with several years of field experience at home and abroad on the subject. He is a Commonwealth Scholar, Ford Foundation International Fellow, Compton Foundation Fellow, World Bank Consultant on UN-REDD (Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Programme in developing countries, and former Africa Representative on the Board of Directors of Society for Ecological Restoration International, Washington DC. His areas of research interests are (a) tropical biodiversity conservation challenges in a globally changing climate, (b) the natural and social underpinnings of flora and fauna species depletion and extinction in tropical parks and protected areas, (c) ecological assessments and ecological restoration in government forest reserves and community forests, (d) urban ecologies and ex-situ conservation initiatives, (e) oil activities, coastal water pollution and aquatic biodiversity conservation in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, and (f) UN-REDD Programme challenges in developing countries.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCSt Joseph School, Old Ekuri, Akamkpa/St Patricks School, Iyamoyong, Obubra19681974
WASCSt Brendans Seconadary School Iyamoyong, Obubra19741979
NCEColledge of Education , Uyo19791982
B.Sc in Geography/EducationUniversity of Calabar19841986
Masters in Environmental ManagementYale University, new heaven , CT USA20042006
Ph.d in EcologyUniversity of readen20082012

S/N Publication
Enuoh, O.O.O. & Ogogo, A.U.(2018). Cross River National Park and Communities: Is Authoritarian Park Protection the Answer? Journal of Sustainable Development, 11 (5), 212-226.
Enuoh, R.O. & Enuoh ,O.O.O.(2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Social License to Operate: Exploring the activities of oil multinationals in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Journal of Resource Development and Management, 51, 1-11.
Enuoh , O.O.O. & Ogogo, A.U.(2018). Assessing Tropical Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss in the Cross River Rainforest of Nigeria. Open Journal of Forestry, 8, 393-408.
Enuoh, O.O.O. & Ogogo, A.U. (2018). Assessing Agroforestry Strategies for Poverty Alleviation amongst Buffer Zone Communities of Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 8 (18), 1-9.
Enuoh, O. O. O. & Bisong F. E. (2015). Colonial forest policies and tropical deforestation:The case of Cross River State, Nigeria.Open Journal of Forestry, 2015, (5) 66 - 79.
Enuoh, O.O.O. & Bisong, F.E. (2014). Biodiversity conservation and commercial bushmeat hunting challenges in African parks and protected areas: A critical review and synthesis of the literature. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 (15), 39 – 57.
Enuoh, O. O. O. & Bisong, F. E. (2014). Global Sustainable Development Agenda: An Implication for Conservation Challenges in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development, 7 (4), 211 – 224.
Enuoh, O.O.O. & Bisong, F.E. (2014). Rural livelihoods vulnerabilities and commercial bushmeat hunting challenges in Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Natural Resources, 5, 822 - 836.
Enuoh, O.O.O. (2014). Parks and Communities: Assessing the social impacts of the creation of Cross River National Park, using the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(21) 140 – 154.
Enuoh, O.O.O. (2014). Buffer Zone Communities, Fishing Practices, and Biodiversity Conservation in Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 4(22), 88 – 98.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Common Property and Natural Resources Management Conference.organised by the International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP) at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Attendance sponsored by the Ford Foundation. 1996-06-051996-06-09
African rainforests and the conservation of biodiversity.organised by EARTHWATCH EUROPE, at the Limbe Botanic Garden, Cameroon. 1997-01-171997-01-24
International Best practices on Micro and Rural Finance in Nigeria.organised by the World Bank, at NiconNoga Hilton Hotel (now TRANSCORP HOTEL), Abuja.2000-09-122000-09-15
5th Compton Foundation Leadership Conference (for Compton Foundation Fellows).at Camp Miniwanca, Lake Michigan, USA. 2005-09-162005-09-19
for Social Justice (LSJ) Workshop for Ford Foundation International Fellows.organised by the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP), at Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA.2006-06-122006-06-17
World Conference on forest ecological San Jose, California, USA.2007-08-232007-08-28
Cross River State Environment Main Bowl, Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar: Served as Chairman, Technical Committee.2008-06-252008-06-28
15th Congress of the South African Sociological University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.2009-06-282009-07-02
World conference on forest ecological restoration at Perth, Western Australia.Actively participated in my capacity as Africa Representative on the Board of Directors of SER (SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION INTERNATIONAL).2009-08-202009-08-23
Bushmeat Hunting Challenges and Biodiversity Conservation in Africa.organised by the Zoological Society of London.2010-03-162010-03-19
The UN and global sustainable development challenges in the 21st the UN Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.2011-03-102011-03-13
United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD).tagged “Oceans, Coasts, Islands: Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets” at Montreal – Canada.2012-04-302012-05-05
Workshop on Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) for Nigeria.UN-REDD Programme in Cross River State, at Franphinas Hotel Calabar.2013-01-162013-01-18
Workshop on Nigeria (Cross River State) REDD Stakeholders’ Forum.organised by UNEP / UNDP, at Channel View Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. 2015-05-072015-05-08