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Conservation Attitudes and Challenges: A Study of Forest Elephants In Southern Nigeria Forests

dc.contributor.authorOmoregie, Q. O.
dc.contributor.authorOboh, B. O.
dc.contributor.authorEgonmwan, R. I.
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-28T07:26:11Z
dc.date.available2020-01-28T07:26:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationOmoregie, Q.O., Oboh, B.O., Egonmwan, R.I. (2019). Conservation Attitudes and Challenges: A Study of Forest Elephants In Southern Nigeria Forests. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences (B. Zoology), 11(3), 1-11.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.unilag.edu.ng/handle/123456789/7521
dc.descriptionStaff publicationsen_US
dc.description.abstractElephant populations in Southern Nigeria are small and most of them exist in forest islands isolated by farms, monoculture plantations, and human habitations. Their close proximity to communities often results in Human-Elephant Conflicts (HEC). Awareness of, and attitudes towards the conservation of elephants in four elephant ranges in Southern Nigeria were determined using field observations, questionnaires, and interviews. The major threats to the species’ sustainability were development in and around the forests (24.1%), logging (22.0%) and hunting activities (20.0%). Incidences of HEC as a result of cropraiding/damage, non-payment of compensation to farmers whose crops were raided and perceived highhandedness of protected area staff were some of the factors responsible for the negative attitude of the respondents to elephant conservation. Conservation education, alternative means of livelihood and effective mitigation methods could help change the attitude of communities and also serve as a means for sustainable conservation strategy of these relict elephant populationsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEgyptian Society of Biological Sciences, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Sciences Ain Shams Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEgyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences (B. Zoology);Vol.11(3)
dc.subjectForest elephantsen_US
dc.subjectConservation attitudesen_US
dc.subjectHuman Elephant Conflictsen_US
dc.subjectSouthern Nigeriaen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Biology::Cell and molecular biologyen_US
dc.titleConservation Attitudes and Challenges: A Study of Forest Elephants In Southern Nigeria Forestsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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