Nigeria is situated in the West African region and has a land mass of 923,768 square kilometers. It is bordered to the north by the Republics of Niger and Chad, to the west by the Republic of Benin, while the Republic of Cameroon shares the eastern borders right down to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean which forms the southern limits of the Nigerian Territory. Nigeria has approximately 853 kilometers of coastline with enriching marine biodiversity and five priority ecological areas:
(i) Arid zone;
(ii) Guinea Savanna woodlands;
(iii) Coastal and Marine Ecosystems;
(iv) Rainforest belt including montane forests; and
(v) Wetlands and River basins
Olusegun Michael Ogundele founded the GYBN Nigeria chapter after learning the alarming rate of biodiversity loss around the globe, its effect on future generations and the increasing degeneration of Nigeria's biodiversity and poor attention given to its management and values towards protecting its resident ecosystems. The GYBN Nigeria chapter therefore became paramount to create so that Nigerian youth voices could be added to the campaign for preventing biodiversity loss in Nigeria.
Since then, the GYBN Nigeria chapter has expanded its platform for the young people in Nigeria in the field of biodiversity conservation. The youth and students use the chapter as a platform and a tool to mobilise youth programs and campaigns to defend biodiversity conservation in Nigeria and raise the need for youth participation in biodiversity governance in the country.