Environmental Education Strategies and Sustainable Forest management in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State

– Dr . Eneyo Okon Eyo


The main purpose of this study was to investigate environmental education strategies and sustainable forest management in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State. To achieve the purpose of this study, three hypotheses were formulated for the study, literature review was carried out accordingly, and a survey design was adopted for the study. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the subjects of the study. The questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. A total of 200 questionnaires containing 15 items each were administered in five communities of the study area. The data collected from the administration of the instrument were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Analysis. The 0.05 level of significances was used for the statistical testing of the hypotheses. It was found out that there is a significant relationship between attendance at workshops, community participation, mass media campaigns and sustainable forest management. Based on the findings and conclusions of the study, it is recommended that Government and environmental conservation agencies should make concerted effort to ensure that there is adequate awareness creation on sustainable forest management through the Mass Media. More so, the widely spread to the forest community. Government and NGOs should always organize seminars and workshops to enlighten people on how to conserve the environment. Environmental Education should be introduced in school curriculum/ curricular to enable access to fundamental knowledge on environment and improve attitudes towards environment.

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