Welcome to Nigerian Environmental Society

a professional, non-profit oriented, non-governmental body which is committed to advocacy and actions towards

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) is a professional, non-profit oriented, non-governmental body which is committed to advocacy and actions towards environmental protection, sustainable environmental development and promotion of environmental professionalism within Nigeria and in the global arena. It is recognized as the Premier Environmental Society and watchdog of the environment in Nigeria.

The society was first inaugurated on the 17th October 1985 in Lagos and has remained the largest environmental NGO in Nigeria and has grown to twenty one branches officially launched in Nigeria. The society plays an active role in Local and International Environmental Programs.   Learn more>>

Aims and Objectives

Some of our core Aims and Objectives are listed below

Foster Professionalism

To Foster And Promote The Profession Of Environmental Science And Engineering In Theory And Practice And Also Enhance The Usefulness Of The Profession In The Public.


Public Partnerships

To Promote Public Understanding And Encourage A Sound National Policy In Matters Relating To Environmental Quality Control Field.


To Deliver And Hold Lectures, Exhibitions, Public Meetings, Classes, Examinations And Conferences Calculated Directly Or Indirectly To Benefit Or Advance The Works, Aims And Objectives Of The Society.

Promote Wellbeing

To Promote And Foster The Well Being And Interest Of Environmental Scientists And Engineers And Other Related Professionals.



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Governor Godwin Obaseki bags NES Fellowship Award

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki has been conferred with the Honorary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) at the 29th Annual Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Society held in Benin, the Edo State Capital. The award is in recognition of his contributions to promoting good environmental practice and […]

NES Gets New Executives

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) at her 29th Annual General Meeting held in Edo State on 16th November 2019, elected new national officers into her National Executive Council, with former Vice President1, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (FNES) emerging as the new and first female National President of Nigeria’s foremost environmental body. Other National Officers as elected […]

NES Appeal for Support for the Passage of NIEP Bill as Prof. Lawrence I.N Ezemonye takes a bow from NES Leadership

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) at its 29th Annual Conference/AGM request for support from all well-meaning stakeholders to ensure that the Bill for an Act to establish the Institute of Environmental Practitioners of Nigeria (NIEP) is passed into law in the 9th Assembly. The Bill which was successfully passed in both Chambers during the 8th […]

Environmental Practitioners Charged to Think Globally and Act Locally

The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva has charged environmental practitioners and stakeholders in Nigeria to think globally and act locally in addressing all the myriad of environmental issues confronting the nation. The Honourable Minister stated this while delivering a paper at the 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Environmental Society […]