Enamhe, D. & Okang, O.A.
This paper examined the influence of age on community participation in forest conservation in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. One statement of hypotheses was formulated to guide the study. Literature review was carried out based on the variable under study. Survey research design was considered most suitable for the study. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were adopted in selecting the 474 respondents sampled for the study. A validated 10 item four point modified Likert scale questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability estimate of the instrument was 0.76 established using Cronbach Alpha method. To test the hypotheses formulated for the study, one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistical tool was used for data analysis. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result obtained from analysis of data revealed that there is no significant influence of age on community participation in forest conservation in the study area. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that all age brackets in the communities be encouraged and incorporated for effective community participation in forest conservation for sustainability and inclusion in community based organization on forest conservation.