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Kainji National Park

Kainji National Park

Wild mammals occur at relatively low densities due to illegal hunting. Estimates of the fauna population in the Borgu sector show a decline due to heavy poaching. Plant diversity records indicate about species of dicots and species of monocot plants.

Kainji Lake

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The Park covers an area of 5, This study revealed that KLNP harbours diverse flora, fauna, hydrological, cultural and human resources. The establishment of KLNP in marked the first attempt at managing wildlife for recreation in Nigeria.

A survey of the KLNP shows that the abundant vegetative, edaphic plant communities distinguished by soil conditionshydrological and Kainji National Park resources in the area have been influenced by the local population which has been growing considerably since the impoundment of the lake. From available records on fauna, carnivores have the highest number of species in the park, with the least mammalian orders being represented by Hyrocoida, Sirena, Rubuliduntata, Pholidata and Lagomorpha.

The elephant population is conspicuously absent. Primate distribution is limited to Kali hill and the Tungan Giwa area of the park. Estimates of the fauna population in the Borgu sector show a decline due to heavy poaching. An avian population of about species in 56 families was observed in the Borgu sector. The survey showed species of fish belonging to 23 families. Plant diversity records indicate about species of dicots and species of monocot plants.

To sustain the park, a management plan has been commissioned by the Park Management authority. Policies are included to reduce conflict between park management and host communities and to improve the livelihood of the native rural dwellers through Kainji National Park participation in the park management.

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Kainji Lake National Park

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The mean annual rain fall is to mm about days. Plant diversity records indicate about species of dicots and species of monocot plants. Lake Kainji has suffered a dramatic decline as a fishery due to the high numbers of artisanal and subsistence fisherfolk using the lake. Oli Menei, Doro and Manyara Rivers etc.