Since most of our team members have done a lot of work in the Lagos area, we made a list of coastal wetlands we could possibly use for our survey. Then we chose four sites based on their accessibility by land, and visited all four sites for a preliminary survey, and to get permission to do our work.
We chose one site at Ilaje, Bariga, where we held a meeting with the Baale and the community chiefs, and we were given permission to use the area as part of our survey. We also chose the wetland in the University of Lagos compound. We wrote letters requesting access, which has been granted.
We have requested permission to use two other sites, abut we haven’t been granted permission yet, so we’ll see what April brings.