With its treasure trove and climate control measures, the Nigerian rainforest should be protected and pampered.

A number of international organisations have invested heavily in the conservation of this natural reserve. Such efforts have not paid off much in the Okwangwo Division of the Cross River National Park, especially in the last couple of years. But why is this the case?

TheNEWS magazine uncovers how poachers, illegal loggers, and their collaborators have obliterated some of the rarest plants and animals while the authorities turned a blind eye.