Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 24, No. 8, 2020, pp. 1329-1334
Bioline Code: ja20193
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2020, pp. 1329-1334
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The Effects of Population Growth on Deforestation in Nigeria: 1991 – 2016|
OYETUNJI, PO; IBITOYE, OS; AKINYEMI, GO; FADELE, OA & OYEDIJI, OT
This study examines the effects of population growth on deforestation in Nigeria between 1991
and 2016. Anthropogenic factors especially population growth were identified to be the major forces responsible for deforestation in Nigeria. The Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) test was used to establish stationarity among the variables and the Johansen cointegration test was used to establish a long run relationship between population growth and deforestation in Nigeria. Population growth was found to have a negative effect on the available forest cover in Nigeria. The study therefore recommends the development of rural areas, enactment of policies aimed at reducing population growth and sensitization to protect the available forest resources in Nigeria.
forests; deforestation; population growth