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Review of Environment and Earth Sciences

December 2016, Volume 3, 2, pp 22-29

Assessing the Catalytic Influence of Modern Information System and Socio-Economic Status on Communities’ Attitude and Awareness to Forest Resource Sustainability in Boki Local Government Area, Nigeria

Eja, Eja Iwara

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Ukwetang, John. O.

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Otu, Judith. E.

Eja, Eja Iwara 1

Ukwetang, John. O. 2
Otu, Judith. E. 3

  1. Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria 1

  2. Department of Curriculum and Teaching, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria 2

  3. Department of Sociology, University of Calabar, Nigeria 3

Pages: 22-29

DOI: 10.18488/journal.80.2016.32.22.29

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Abstract:

Man as seriously endangered the forest ecosystem, perhaps due to lack of knowledge on the implications of his activities. This paper assesses the influence of modern information system and socio-economic status, attitude and awareness to forest resource sustainability and conservation in Boki Local Government Areal. Four communities were used of which six hundred copies of questionnaire were administered to residents in the area.  The socio-economic status and the modern information dissemination system were captured in the   questionnaire. Findings from the data collected show that communities with high socio-economic status have positive attitude and awareness to forest resource conservation and sustainability. This result was affirmed in the tested hypotheses which show a high calculated value greater than the critical value.

Contribution/ Originality
This study will help to bridge the gap in the existing literature. New methodology and formula were originated in this study. However, there is still insufficient data on the subject matter. Nevertheless, this paper will provide a baseline information on the effectiveness of information system  in forest resource management.

Keywords:

Attitude, Awareness, Conservation, Ecosystem, Forest resources.

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Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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