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The study investigated Demographic  Variables and Forest Resources Conservation practices among the Ekois in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State is a research work which is based on the anthropogenic activities such as deforestation, overgrazing, clean clearing and bush burning which have caused loss of forest resources among the ekois in Calabar educational zone. . To guide the study, two research questions were formulated, and two hypothesis were postulated from the six research question. The survey research design was adopted for the study and the research area is Calabar education zone of cross river state. The population of the study was the projected population the Ekois found in 28 communities of Calabar education zone which was 283,643 people. Techniques employed to select the sample for this study were purposive sampling technique, simple random sampling technique and proportionate sampling technique. The sample selected for the study was 1,355 respondents. Structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance. The purpose of the study is to determine the extent to which demographic variables can affect forest resources conservation practices among the Ekois in Calabar Education zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The findings of the study is summarized shows that there was a significant influence of income level on forest resources conservation practices in the study area. Occupation significantly influences forest resource conservation in the study area.










 






 






Keywords

conservation forest resources demographic

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