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ERIC Number: EJ917884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Assessing Community Understanding of Local Environmental Issues in Two Areas of Uganda
Ferrie, Gina M.; Bettinger, Tammie L.; Kuhar, Christopher W.; Lehnhardt, Kathy; Apell, Peter; Kasoma, Panta
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v10 n1 p52-62 2011
Although there are many conservation education projects working in Uganda, there is currently little evaluation of educational initiatives in the communities. A survey was developed to better understand the environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of people in 2 districts of Uganda. The main environmental problem listed by the respondents in both sites was human-wildlife conflict. The communities suggested that it is the responsibility of the government to solve their environmental problems. This study demonstrated a need to address local perceptions about conflict with wildlife. Future programs should be developed to educate communities about preventing crop raiding and reducing human-wildlife conflict. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda