Plans for the Nigerian Superhighway Have Been Scaled Back

February 16, 2017

Photo Credit: ©WCS Nigeria

A proposed superhighway in Nigeria's Cross River State is being scaled back, the governor of that state announced. The plans no longer call for six miles of buffer to be taken on either side of the road.

This is a huge win for wildlife and the Ekuri people in their fight to save hundreds of thousands of acres of ancestral forest.

But more needs to be done. The proposed route of the highway still runs through one of Nigeria's last rainforests. Any construction there would be a disaster for wildlife, including the highly endangered Cross River gorilla.

Let's keep the pressure on! Join us in calling for the 160-mile road to also be rerouted.

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