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Determinants of the Non-Timber Forest Resources Conservation of the Falgore Game Reserve Kano, Nigeria

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Suleiman, M. S.; Kironchi, G.; Suleiman, A.
Conference: RUFORUM Fourth Biennial Conference
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Conf. Date: July 19-25
Date: 2014
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9902
Sector: Forestry
Region: Africa
Subject(s): forest products
Abstract: "This study is designed to assess the determinants of non-timber forest resources conservation of the Falgore Game Reserve (FGR) Kano, Nigeria. Specifically the study seeks to determine the spatial temporal quantity of non-timber forest resources for the last three decades; investigate the contribution of non-timber forest resources to the livelihoods of the agropastoral communities; assess the role of different actors involve in non-timber forest resources conservation of the FGR. It will also determine the factors that influence uses and decision of the agro-pastoral households to participate in forest resources conservation and lastly to establish the perception of agro-pastoral communities on changes in the forest condition, exploitation pattern and degradation of the forest resources in the study area. Both primary and secondary data will be used for the study. The data obtained will be analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics in order to figure out the general over view about the management and utilization of the non-timber forest resources. It is expected that The overall objective of this study is to contribute to development of sustainable management and utilization of the non-timber forest resources and also to build livelihoods resilience among agro-pastoral communities by suggesting reliable and valid alternative income sources. Furthermore the findings of this study will be of enormous important to policy makers, interested national and international conservation bodies and researchers as it will provide a framework for policy formulation and further interventions that will enhance the conservation strategies in and around the reserve."

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