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  • Perception, attitude and impacts of local communities on Senkele Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia.

    Author(s) : Azmeraw Alemkere

    Author Affiliation : Department of Natural Resource Management, Mizan-Tepi University, Mizan-Teferi, Ethiopia.

    Author Email : azmexalem@gmail.com

    Journal article : International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 2018 Vol.10 No.8 pp.337-347 ref.29

    Abstract : This study aimed to investigate perceptionperceptionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , attitude and impacts of local communities on Senkele Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary. Questionnaire survey, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and observation were employed to collect data. A total of 196 households participated in the questionnaire survey. The findings revealed that the local communities of SSHS had unfavorable perceptions and attitude towards the conservation of the sanctuary. A higher proportion of the respondents (44.9%) perceived that the size of the sanctuary is too large so that it should be shrunk while only 26.5 and 28.6% of them viewed that the size of the sanctuary is small and optimum, respectively. Majority of the respondents (57.7%) perceived that people and wild animals cannot coexist since they are threats to their livelihoods and a means to their resources restriction. Over half of the respondents (54.6%) had negative attitude while only 22.4% had positive attitude towards the sanctuary. There was a significant difference in attitude across age groups, education level, family sizes, level of landholding size and size of livestock ownership (P<0.05).

    ISSN : 2141-243X

    DOI : 10.5897/IJBC2017.1173

    Record Number : 20193345001

    Publisher : Academic Journals

    Location of publication : Lagos

    Country of publication : Nigeria

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : attitudesattitudesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , conservation areasconservation areasSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , human activityhuman activitySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , local populationlocal populationSubject Category: People Groups
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    , nature conservationnature conservationSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , perceptionperceptionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , resource conservationresource conservationSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    Identifier(s) : Abyssinia, subsaharan Africa

    Geographical Location(s) : EthiopiaethiopiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : ACP Countriesacp countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , East Africaeast africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AfricaafricaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Least Developed Countriesleast developed countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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