A Rare View at LAFUSI park, Nigeria

LAGOS – NIGERIA. The Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI), is an urban forest park that sits on 25 hectares of land on the Lekki – Epe express way. This area is a little patch of pristine coastal rain forest that had been protected Since the Lekki Peninsula development started 25 years ago.

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It still contains some last remaining stands of the highly endangered Ekki “Iron wood” tree and the threatened hooded vulture and great hornbill. LUFASI is a great nature park, a relaxation centre with a fully equipped play park and football pitches, and an animal sanctuary.

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It also serves to educate the public on environment friendly practices and is a training centre for young Nigerian veterinary doctors. LUFASI is an NGO and works in partnership with Lagos State Government to create this unique eco-friendly recreation centre. LUFASI is just minutes east from the second toll gate on the Lekki-expressway after Ajah.

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By Oyiza Adaba (Africa-Related). Photo Credit: Africa-Related

www.lufasi.com

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