We found a rare insect at an unspoilt stream in Nigeria – sign of a need to explore and protect

The presence of a vulnerable species in Ekor Waterfalls is a signal that the area could support other rare or threatened species. Based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Ramsar Convention criteria, Ekor Waterfalls qualifies for protection. The presence of some plastic litter points to the possibility that the site could become polluted, like many Nigerian freshwater systems, if it is not protected.