Wildlife-human interface: a case study of Yankari National Park Bauchi State
AbstractMost of the serious problems facing protected areas in Africa today has a human component. Among the more common problems are human encroachment, unauthorized harvesting of resources, and the conflict between wildlife managers and local people. The study illustrates the major wild animals, agricultural and livestock pest in the study area and the attitudes of the farmers/villagers to wild animal species. A land-use planning system that incorporate a floating zoning system which ultimately merge with a permanent zoning system with range of vegetation such as multipurpose trees and shrubs (MPTS) around the park will allow traditional grazing and avoid conflict with local people.
(Af. J. of Livestock Extension: 2003 2: 5-8)