Biodiversity Conservation and the Sacred Forests of Emohua, Rivers State, Niger Delta Region Nigeria – A Review
AbstractThere are five (5) sacred forests in Emohua Local Government Area in Rivers, Nigeria. The area is situated in the Niger Delta region of the country. The forests include Abaka, Ovulikpo, Ohia, Ogbagoroggaro and Ogbagorigeri. These sacred sites are regarded as the temples of god by the local people due to their beliefs, but technically the forests are centres of biodiversity. In recent times, anthropogenic interference activities expose the forest to threat and challenges which make the development and adoption of conservation strategies inevitable. This paper focused on the various strategies necessary for conservation of the sacred sites at Emohua.
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