Community-assessment on Participatory Conservation of Mount Cameroon National Park

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Abstract

This study assesses levels of village satisfaction on policy of Participatory Conservation, based on quantitative values assigned to levels of high, average, and low, derived from a case study and comparative analysis of 14 villages across the Bomboko and West Coast clusters of Mount Cameroon National Park, and what implications this has for policy implimentation. Applying methods of purposeful sampling, focus group discussions, and surveys, 238 respondents were interviewed. Findings show 53.6% high, 40% average, 6.3% less recorded for Westcoast; meanwhile >38% high, 59% average, and 23% less recorded for Bomboko. This was accounted for by road accessibility and nearness to CBD. We conclude that effectiveness of policy intervention in our study area depends on urban-proximity, accessibility and state amenity supplies, that conform with dependency theories.
Original languageEnglish
Journal Proceedings of Peerage of Science
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th European Congress of Conservation Biology – ECCB - University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: 12 Jul 201815 Jul 2018
https://conbio.org/mini-sites/eccb2018

Keywords

  • Mount Cameroon, Participatory Conservation, Community-assessment, National Park

Field of science

  • Sociology
  • Social anthropology

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