PROFESSOR GBOLAGADE AKEEM LAMEED OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND ...Welcome to the Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management (the first in Nigeria), in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources.

The Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management has two options:

  • Wildlife Management, and
  • Ecotourism Management

We offer undergraduate, Postgraduate and Full Postgraduate Programme (M.Sc and Ph.D) in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management.

The Department has the required human resources in both areas to teach and train our students.  Among our academic staff, there are one Emeritus Professor, Three Professors, Four Senior Lecturers, and Four Lecturers between the cadre of Lecturer II and Assistant Lecturer.  The academic staffs are supported by highly qualified laboratory technologist and administrative staff.

Departmental capacity is not only on teaching of students to be the best academically, we also train and expose them to practical work experience.  Our undergraduate students in their four year have the opportunity of spending time at our Domestication Unit, National Parks, Airports, and Hotels to learn the practical aspect of their course.  Furthermore, our students are trained on entrepreneurial skills, particularly in the area of Domestication – snadlery, cane rat, guinea fowl domestication and honey production.  Thus, we are bold to say that we produce not only top academic students but also entrepreneurs – our students create jobs. 

Already, some of our graduates hold employment positions at National Parks, Game Reserves, Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Hotels, Airports, and some are Lecturer at Universities and other tertiary institutions.

We are confident you will find our course and our Department interesting. Again, welcome to the Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management.


Department of Widlife and Ecotourism Management