Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2020, Page: 1-5
Conservation of Neem Tree in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria
Abba Abidina, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Federal University, Lokoja, Nigeria
Musawa Bello Bello, Department of Science Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Zamfara, Nigeria
Bello Abubakar, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 17, 2019;       Accepted: Jan. 10, 2020;       Published: Jan. 30, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200501.11      View  50      Downloads  26
Abstract
The study on the conservation of Neem tree (Azadirachtaindica) in Katsina state, Nigeria was conducted in which nine local government areas were covered based on the predominant nature of the Neem tree and desertification nature of the Area. Structured questionnaire were designed set to address some key questions as well as the field observation of the vegetation cover with emphasis on the Neem tree. Most of the respondent on the effect of cultural practices on the conservation of neem indicate47.22% of the respondents indicate their desire to using charcoal while 40% prepare to use Kerosine source and 12.78% choose other source of energy. Also on the Perception of farmers on the importance of conservation it was found that about 60% of the respondents consider the conservation of Neem tree as very important for forest conservation and management, while 29.44% see it as less important; last category that respond with they don’t care which amounts to 10.55% as such, the study recommend public enlightments and provision of sustainable way that make farmers reduce over relying on the deforestation to get fuel wood and source of income.
Keywords
Climate Change, Cultural Practices, Deforestation, Forest Ecology
To cite this article
Abba Abidina, Musawa Bello Bello, Bello Abubakar, Conservation of Neem Tree in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Special Issue: Forest and Wildlife Management. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200501.11
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