The last of Nigeria's rainforests will be felled

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization :
Nigeria was once among the Earth's most ecologically vibrant places - home to 4,700 plant types and 550 species of breeding birds and mammals. These included the forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) and rare primates such as the drill monkey (Mandrillus leucophaeus), Sclater's guenon (Cercopithecus sclateri), the red-eared guenon (Cercopithecus erythrotis) and the red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus). During the late 20th century, however, rampant deforestation took hold, with tree loss reaching nearly 4% per year. Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost over 4 million hectares of tree cover. However, the bulk of Nigeria's rainforests are expected to eventually disappear, with the last few pockets shrinking into insignificance by the late 2010s