CONSEQUENCES OF DEFORESTATION ON RURAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.  Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use. Deforestation occurs for many reasons: trees are cut down to be used or sold […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY IN NIGERIA AND CHALLENGE OF CRUDE OIL THEFT

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ABSTRACT The environment includes the air, land, water and everything that it produces that sustains humans within.  Humans in order to access these resources both for their survival, development and to sustain their position in the global market, has exploited these resources in a manner that has depreciated the integrity of the environment by causing […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Nigeria, located in West Africa, has a total land area of 983,213 square kilometres. Presently, its estimated population is over 150 million people (World Bank Population figures) yielding an average density of more than120persons per square kilometres. Industrial activities, in its modern forms, are relatively recent in […]

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INCIDENCE OF DEFORESTATION AMONG THE POPULACE AND ENVIRONMENT OF ODIGHI COMMUNITY

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF  THE STUDY Today  forest occupy approximately one –third of earth land area, account for two – third of  the leaf area of plants on land and contain 70 percent of carbon present in living things .Thus, the food and agricultural organization (FAO) of the united nations estimates that in 2000, […]

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THE EFFECT OF AGBARHO SLAUGHTERHOUSE EFFLUENT ON THE AGBARHO RIVER WATER

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THE EFFECT OF AGBARHO SLAUGHTERHOUSE EFFLUENT ON THE AGBARHO RIVER WATER CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Water is the prerequisite of life, mankind has settled along the Nile, the Euphrates, the Tigris, the Indus and the Yangtze-Kiang (Marsha et al., 1999). Since ancient times and well before the past millennium, people have […]

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