Impacts of the Expansion Project of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas on the Wildlife Status of Bonny Island



This research study “impact of the expansion project of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas on the wildlife status of Bonny Island” was carried out at Bonny Island in Rivers State to determine the impact of the expansion project of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas on the wildlife status as well as the entire ecosystem in the Island. Data were collected using a specially designed questionnaire, analysis and presentation were done using descriptive statistics.    The research presents overview of the people’s response to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas expansion project on the Island.The result shows that loss to NLNG project was 70%, Impact on wildlife, 75% of the respodents fill NLNG impacted negatively on the Bonny people. Also 65% of the respondents suggest that the NLNG project impacted negatively on the socio-economic well being of the Bonny people.The conservation measures adopted by NLNG include,use of reserved areas (40%) and the least youth employment and trainings of about indiscriminate extraction of species (5%) respectively.The result also shows that 16 species of  mammals,50 species of reptiles,250 species of insects and 188 species of birds occurred before the expansion project. However, in 2012 during this research only 4 mammal species , 8 reptiles,30 insects and 20 birds were sighted after the expansion project.   The high level of species extraction and extinction was as a result of the poor management of the multinationals in the Island and their insensitivity to the plight of the people. Therefore the multinationals and the government should look into the plight of the people through employment creation to reduce species extraction and to reserve more areas for species conservation.

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2224-3208 ISSN (Online)2225-093X

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©