Forestry Education and Sustainable Forest Management in Southern Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Udumo, Bassey O., Uba, James Uba and Etim Nkanu Efut


 This study examined forestry education and sustainable forest management in Southern Cross River State. To achieve the purpose of this study, two research questions and two research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The correlation research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 542 respondents were selected for the study. The selection was done through the purposive, systematic and simple random sampling techniques. A 4-point modified Likert-typed scale questionnaire was used for data collection. Pearson product moment correlation was the statistical tool used for data analysis. Data collected were analysed at 0.05% level of significance. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that vigorous enlightenment campaign should be carried out in rural communities in order to re-orient the dwellers about the effect of bush burning, deforestation and other negative impact of depleting the forest ecosystem.

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