Professor AJAYI, Sunday Seth, NNOM


Name : Professor AJAYI, Sunday Seth, NNOM
Award Year : 2013
Conferred by : Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR


Professor Ajayi's contributions, nationally and internationally, have enhanced intellectual and scientific approaches to wildlife conservation and training, not only in Nigeria, but throughout Africa.

At the national level, Professor Ajayi was team leader of an expert group, which produced the Action Plan for Conservation of all renewable natural resources in Nigeria. He was also project leader at the National Science and Technology Development Agency of a research project on studies dealing with the domestication and control of wildlife species and their importance in food production and public health.

He was Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the National Wildlife Conservation Committee and Chairman of the Committee of Wildlife Specialists on the Development of Lake Kainji National Park and representative on the National Wildlife Conservation Committee at the University.

In 1980, while he was a lecturer in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of Ibadan, he fought relentlessly for the creation of a separate Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Management and, subsequently, became the pioneer head of the new department (1981 to 1988). As a result, the Federal and State Governments have given greater attention and support to wildlife conservation in Nigeria.

A survey of wildlife in Kwiambana Game Research
Caging and breeding the African giant rat
Cardiology review and update
Density and biomass of the large herbivore community in Kainji Lake national Park, Nigeria
Domestication of Mammals in Africa
Food preferences and Carcass composition of the Grass Cutter (Thryonomys Swinderlanus
Habitat utilization by wild herbivorous communities in kainji lake national park, some proposals for range management
Pattern of Bush-meat production preservation and marketing in West Africa
Replacement value of some energy substitutes for the giant Rat (Cricetomys) Gambianus Waterhouse)
Some indication of the social acceptance of the African giant Rat (Cricetomys Gambianus Waterhouse) in southern Nigeria
Training programme on integrated wildlife resource use
Utilization of some common tropical food stuffs by the African giant rat (cricetomys Gambianus, Waterhouse)
Wildlife and forest Ecosystem state of knowledge on abundance and trend
Wildlife and Tourism in Tanzania Possibilities in Nigeria
Wildlife as a source of protein in some priorities for development
Wildlife survey of the LNG sterile zone