Effects of common property resource utilization on wildlife conservation in Nigeria
- G. J. Osemeobo Dr.
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A survey was conducted in 21 rural settlements to assess wildlife conservation under a common utilization. Wildlife was managed through traditional regulations to meet subsistence requirements for food, income, recreation and health care. However, the conditions under which common property resource utilization thrived: traditional beliefs, communal land tenure system and uncertain income streams were almost disintegrated by changes in land use and social attitudes.
The resource base for rural economies, the natural vegetation, was in crisis of depletion and degradation due to modern techniques of agricultural and forestry production. A conservative strategy is suggested. Rural land use should be based on planned agroforestry practices: smallholder tree planting, protection and regeneration of indigenous plants with potential social and economic value, domestication of wild animals and ranching of game with livestock.
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- Effects of common property resource utilization on wildlife conservation in Nigeria
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- 1. Federal Department of Forestry & Agric. Land Resources, PMB 135, Abuja, Nigeria