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Devastating Effect of Forest Degradation in Southern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria

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Forest degradation poses serious ecological consequences to the environment. Therefore, this research deals with the devastating effect of forest degradation in southern guineas savannah of Nigeria. In this study, about one hundred and twenty questionnaires (120) were used to collect data from a number of villages in Wawa community. Descriptive statistics was used in the data analysis. Construction, poverty, population increase, and farming were some of the sources of forest degradation in the study area. The consequences of forest degradation in the study area were erosion, desertification, wildlife habitat destruction and global warming/ climate change. The study noted that the solutions for curbing forest degradations include the following; agroforestry, creation of more forest reserves afforestation/ reforestation, implementation of forest laws and policies and public enlightenment on the consequences of forest degradation.
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  • Federal College of Wildlife Management, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 268, New Bussa, Nigeria
  • Federal College of Wildlife Management, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 268, New Bussa, Nigeria
  • Department of Statistics, School of Physical Sciences, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Nigeria
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