Ethnographic Narrative of Forest Decline in the Goderich Community: The Peoples PerspectivesJackson EA*
Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, Chartered Institute of Forestry, 111 Alamein Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA2 6BW, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jackson EA
B.Sc (Hons) Econ, M.Sc (Res. Methods)
Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham
Chartered Institute of Forestry
111 Alamein Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA2 6BW, UK
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received date: July 17, 2014; Accepted date: September 15, 2015; Published date: September 17, 2015
Citation: Jackson EA (2015) Ethnographic Narrative of Forest Decline in the Goderich Community: The People’s Perspectives. Forest Res 4:157. doi:10.4172/2168-9776.1000157
Copyright: © 2015 Jackson EA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This report is based on a qualitative investigation carried out to unearth people’s perceptions in the Goderich Village community of the causes / drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. It has explored the historical background with regard to culture / tradition and economic activities. Regeneration has surely made an impact in beautifying the entire community, but at the expense of the demise of cultural values, and also future environmental risks. Ethnographic methodology was used as the main approach to investigating opinions and with more openended style questions used to help explore deeper understanding of people’s perceptions about common drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Views on people’s perception about the way forward in cushioning future disaster were also addressed in the conclusion.