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An area of about 220km2 of seasonally inundated swamp forest land along the Niger River overlaps communities in both Bayelsa and Rivers State in Niger Delta, Nigeria. The Taylor Creek forest reserve once contained viable populations of elephants, chimpanzees, West-African manatee and several important species of reptiles and fishes. The reserve was considered one of the few biodiversity hotspots in the Niger Delta but have since come under intense human activities including oil exploration, road construction, logging and hunting.