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This study investigates the relationship between firewood extraction on forest resources degradation in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State. To achieve the purpose of this study, a null hypothesis was formulated. The review of related literature was carried out accordingly in line with the specific objective raised. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The area of the study was Cross River State. The target population was all household members who are farmers aged 18-35 years.  Multiple sampling techniques were adopted in selecting four hundred and fifty (450) respondents used for the study. A ten item modified four point Likert scale questionnaire titled "Firewood Extraction and Forest Resources Degradation Questionnaire (FEFRCỌ)" was the instruments used for gathering data for the study. To test the hypothesis formulated for the study, Pearson product moment correlation statistical tools was used as statistical tool for data analysis. The hypothesis formulated was tested at .05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that there is a significant relationship between firewood extraction and forest resources degradation.


 





Keywords

firewood extraction forest resources degradation

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