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Department of Forestry & Wildlife Resource Management

Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Forestry & Wildlife Resource Management

Welcome to the website of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management at the University of Calabar, Calabar. The Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management was established in 2002 to train theoretically and practically sound manpower for the effective and sustainable management of Nigeria’s renewable natural resources. We encourage you to browse through our web pages and find out more information about our academic programs, research, courses and curriculum, and other activities.
Our Department is home to sustainable management of forest, wildlife, and eco-tourism resources, and systems. We train foresters, wildlifers, and climate change experts at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department has well-articulated courses and curriculum that lead to the award of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management. The Department is endowed with well-trained and experienced academic, technical and administrative staff members, who have a deep commitment to teaching, training, and inspiring students to learn, and acquire skills and knowledge and consequently, develop an experience that will make them outstanding in practicing sustainable management of resource management. We have hi-tech facilities needed to enhance learning and effective training: of students, adequate classrooms, laboratories, resource centres and library, a wood workshop for skill acquisition, 20 hectares of forest plantation with multipurpose indigenous tree species, standard forest nursery stocking numerous tree seedlings, grasscutter and snail farms.
The Alumni database is populated by a highly accomplished group of happy people that are occupying excellent job positions in diverse areas including research institutes, universities, farms, ministries, policy-making bodies, and entrepreneurs.
We encourage you to consider enrolling in any of our academic programs or recommending them to your loved ones. We will be glad to receive any feedback, comments, and suggestions from you.
Thank you for this visit.

Prof David A. Ogar

Head of Department

Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective



To Produce high quality graduates and scholars in focal areas of learning with theoretical,practical and entepreneurial skills for the world of work in conducive environment through quality research and teaching.



To be a centre of excellence producing globally competitive graduates and contributing significantly to development through research.



The guiding principle behind Forest and Wildlife Resources Management is to create awareness among our students and the rural dwellers that forest resources when wisely used, can improveand sustain one’s per capita income and contribute to the Gross Domestic Product of Nigeria. Throughout the five-year course of study, the lecturers consciously make efforts to produce competent human resources that will sustainably manage the forest resources at our disposal.


The overall philosophy is to train students to acquire scholastic competence and technical skills to enable them apply themselves as well as forest and wildlife resources managers in the development of the Nigeria economy.



In consonance with the philosophy earlier expressed graduates of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management of the University of Calabar are equipped to accomplish the following tasks:

(a)  Carry out tripartite roles of teaching, researching and disseminating information through publication of papers for the benefit of mankind;

(b) Draw up good and flexible forest and wildlife resources management plans that will stimulate the interest of stakeholders to manage their resources on sustainable basis;

(c)  Provide the student with the relevant skills to carry out independent research in forest and wildlife resources and produce useful results or guidelines for the modification of management plans when the need arises.

(d) Compete very well in job markets for positions that call for using skills in resource management and perform well when such positions are entrusted to them.

(e)  Advise community forest and woodlot owners on how best they can use their forest and wildlife resources to improve their standards of living on sustainable basis, and;

(f)   Carefully apply the skills they have acquired to establish and operate private enterprises of their own.



Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management was established in 2002 to train theoretically and practically sound manpower for effective and sustainable management of Nigeria’s renewable natural resources.

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University of Calabar
Cross River State

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