– Dr . Asuquo Bassey Asuquo, Bright Ewona & Eyo Bassey Eyo
This research study was designed to look into perceived wildlife management at the Cross River National Park, Oban Division, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. In order to effectively carry out the study, three research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. These hypotheses state that: there is no significant relationship between perception of professional qualification and management input; there is no significant relationship between legislative effectiveness and management capacity input, and there is no significant relationship between the qualities of equipment and management capacity input. To test the hypotheses and direct the study focally, questionnaire was designed to solicit information from respondents in the study area. The data obtained were subjected to statistical computations using the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient(r) and the independent t-test statistical techniques. The results revealed that there is a significant relationship between professional qualification level and management capacity input, there is a significant relationship between legislative effectiveness and the management capacity input and there is a significant relationship between qualities of equipment and management capacity input. It was recommended among others that government should buy and supply good quality equipment to enhance performance, more funds should be allocated to the National Park and staff should be properly motivated.