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ERIC Number: EJ861956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Forest People, Two Countries and One Continent: What Empirical Connections?
Ifegbesan, Ayodeji; Pendlebury, Shirley; Annegarn, Harold
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v18 n1 p45-56 Feb 2009
Studies have revealed that sub-Sahara African forest resources are decreasing at an alarming rate. Widely acknowledged too is a growing body of empirical evidence which suggests that understanding people's views are important to forest conservation. But few are the current studies that capture cross-national perspectives. This study explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices related to forest resource conservation among rural inhabitants in Ogun State, Nigeria, and Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, results indicate that more similarities than differences exist across the two cultural contexts. Findings suggest a further need to invest in community-based conservation education programmes because this is a key strategy in the fight against the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Nigeria; South Africa