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Title: Community-based Forest Resources Management in Nigeria: Case study of Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria
Authors: Borokini, T.I.
Babalola, F.D.
Amusa, T.O.
Ivande, S.T.
Wala, Z.J.
Jegede, O.O.
Tanko, D.
Ihuma, J.O.
Keywords: Protected areas
Community-based forest management
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment
Series/Report no.: Vol. 2;No. 1; Pp 69-76
Abstract: In Nigeria, human communities are found within or beside forest ecosystems, depending on these ecosystems for survival. Their forest exploitation is considered a threat to conservation efforts, leading to constant conflicts between Government, law enforcement agencies and the communities. The best solution is a win-win system of participatory community-based forest resources management, in which the communities are regarded as stakeholders rather than as threats. This paper explains the adoption of this approach in Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, where the communities were trained in establishment and management of forest plantations with readily available market for their timber; employment for some of the community youths as well as community development projects. This paper calls for the adoption of this system in other protected areas in Nigeria Government should provide basic amenities for the communities as alternatives to those forest products.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2971
ISSN: 2235-9362
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