Rachel Ikemeh

Rachel Ikemeh
SW/Niger Delta Forest Project · Management

Master of Science

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Introduction
Rachel Ikemeh currently works as Project Director for the SW/Niger Delta Forest Project. Their current project is the conservation of the critically endangered Niger Delta red colobus monkey highlighted by the IPS as one of 25 most endangered primates in the world. And also advancing integrated participatory conservation actions for chimpanzees in southwestern Nigeria. Rachel is an experienced wildlife conservationist, with a demonstrated history of working in conservation management and the environmental services industry. Skilled in Biomonitoring, GIS, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Environmental Consulting.
Additional affiliations
May 2012 - March 2016
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Project Director
May 2012 - March 2016
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Project Director
May 2012 - May 2019
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Managing Director

Publications

Publications (17)
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Tree hyraxes (Dendrohyrax) are one of only three genera currently recognized in Procaviidae, the only extant family in the mammalian order Hyracoidea. Their taxonomy and natural history have received little attention in recent decades. All tree hyrax populations of Guineo-Congolian forests of Africa are currently treated as a single species, Dendro...
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Discussions of how animal culture can aid the conservation crisis are burgeoning. As scientists and conservationists working to protect endangered species, we call for reflection on how the culture concept may be applied in practice. Here, we discuss both the potential benefits and potential shortcomings of applying the animal culture concept, and...
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Threats to biodiversity are well documented. However, to effectively conserve species and their habitats, we need to know which conservation interventions do (or do not) work. Evidence-based conservation evaluates interventions within a scientific framework. The Conservation Evidence project has summarized thousands of studies testing conservation...
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020
Technical Report
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019 e.T4224A17947035 https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/4224/17947035
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PROPOSED TITLE: PRIMATOLOGY EVOLUTION: THE PATH TO BUILDING STRONGER AFRICAN REPRESENTATION There have been extensive studies on primate behaviour and evolution which has given rise to the recognition of primatology as a professional discipline and of its own evolution in the international 'marketplace'. Although there are more primates in Africa t...
Technical Report
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Updated Red List assessment of the Red-capped Mangabey. Link: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/4201/17955626
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A survey to assess the conservation status of the Niger Delta red colobus (Piliocolobus epieni) was carried out across the species' range in central Niger Delta in 2013. The survey results suggest that the population has declined significantly since it was first assessed in 1996; c. 90% lower than the previous estimate of <10,000 individuals about...
Thesis
In 2010, Nigeria joined 193 countries to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ‘Aichi Biodiversity Targets’ which underpins a strategic plan for global biodiversity. Specifically, Aichi Target 11 requires countries to make commitments so that protected areas (PA) cover at least 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine ecosystems by 2020....
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About the SW/Niger Delta Forest Project
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The Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Nigerian-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) identified four areas in southwestern Nigeria as priority sites for chimpanzee conservation. Our survey was conducted in two of these sites: the Idanre Forest Cluster and Ise Forest Reserve. The overall aim of the survey was to determine the...
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Elephant numbers in Nigeria have decreased greatly and the rate of this decline cannot be established owing to the insufficiency of available data. The number of forest elephants in particular is especially difficult to determine because of the dense vegetation where they occur, and previous attempts have resulted in the reporting of conflicting es...

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