Survey and Assessment of the Human Activities in Chingurmi Duguma Sector of Chad Basin National Park, North – Eastern Nigeria
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2017, Pages: 50-70
Received: Oct. 28, 2017;
Accepted: Oct. 30, 2017;
Published: Nov. 24, 2017
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Mohammed Lawan Shettima, Department of Forestry Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Gwana Adamu Mohammed, Laboratory Unit, Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mohammed Waziri, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Management, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mu’azu Abdullahi Kofan Na’isa, Department of Planning, Research and Development, Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, Ibadan, Nigeria
Abubakar Aliyu, Department of Forestry Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Hauwa Lawan Badawi, Heritage Unit, Department of Heritage and Monument Sites, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Bassey Effiong Edet, Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewery, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Malah Alhaji Musa, Department of Basic Science and Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
This study was conducted on the survey and assessment of the human activities in Chingurmi Duguma sector of Chad Basin National Park, north – eastern Nigeria. Primary and secondary sources of information were used. Data were collected by using compound structured open and ended questionnaires, served in 12 villages’ communities on 10 selected individuals in each village, totaling 120 respondents and a separate questionnaire on 15 park officials. The data collected were analysed statistically. Eight well known national parks located within the eight states in Nigeria, their locations, area land marks with percentage of each park occupied were stated. Surveyed and identified different 15 fauna and 26 Flora species at interval of every 5 km from point A to E in the sector. 69% males and 31% females of the respondents were involved, 41 above years old were 44 the highest (37%), and least were 31 – 35 and 36 – 40 years old (18%) each involved actively in human activities, 80% were enlightened on the relevance of the park to the surrounding village communities, 31% were educated on the risk of farming in the park, 47% of the respondents were 6 – 10 years leaving in surrounding the park, relationship between the park officials and the communities were 67%, 33% benefit from the resources of the sector, 20% for communication gab, 75% said wildlife (animals) appears in the night, 33% for day time. 50% usually go into the park for grazing/ poaching and hunting, 25%t for hunting of birds, 23% agreed on felling trees, 100% of park officials agreed to have seen people tempering with the resources in the park, and 42% agreed on poaching and hunting of animals resources in the Chingurmi Duguma sector of the park. Findings reveal that the park is being tempered with and that the human activities are on the high side. It is advised that the government should come to its aid.
Mohammed Lawan Shettima,
Gwana Adamu Mohammed,
Mu’azu Abdullahi Kofan Na’isa,
Hauwa Lawan Badawi,
Bassey Effiong Edet,
Malah Alhaji Musa,
Survey and Assessment of the Human Activities in Chingurmi Duguma Sector of Chad Basin National Park, North – Eastern Nigeria, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Special Issue: The Role of SLT: Environmental Impact Assessment And Statement Concept.
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