PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNMENT IN CONSERVING ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY

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PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNMENT IN CONSERVING ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY

Abstract:
This abstract provides an overview of a study focused on the perceived effectiveness of the Anambra State Government in conserving ecosystems and biodiversity. The aim of the study was to assess the public’s perception of the government’s efforts in preserving natural resources, protecting the environment, and promoting biodiversity conservation within the state.

The study employed a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods. A survey questionnaire was designed to gather data from a representative sample of residents in Anambra State. The questionnaire included items that captured participants’ perceptions of the government’s policies, initiatives, and outcomes related to ecosystem conservation and biodiversity protection.

Additionally, focus group discussions and interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, including government officials, environmental experts, and conservation organizations. These qualitative data collection methods aimed to provide a deeper understanding of the factors influencing public perception and to uncover potential gaps or challenges in the government’s conservation efforts.

Preliminary findings from the study indicate a varied range of perceptions among the residents of Anambra State. While some participants acknowledged the government’s efforts in conserving ecosystems and biodiversity, others expressed concerns regarding the effectiveness of the implemented policies and the level of enforcement.

The study also identified several factors influencing perceived effectiveness. These factors included the level of awareness among the public regarding environmental issues, the accessibility of information on government initiatives, and the extent of community involvement in conservation activities.

The implications of this study are significant for policymakers and environmental practitioners. By understanding the public’s perception of the government’s conservation efforts, policymakers can identify areas for improvement, enhance communication channels, and strengthen community engagement in conservation initiatives.

To conclude, this study sheds light on the perceived effectiveness of the Anambra State Government in conserving ecosystems and biodiversity. The findings contribute to the existing literature on environmental governance and provide insights into public opinion, which can inform policy decisions and strategies aimed at enhancing ecosystem conservation and biodiversity protection in Anambra State.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                  i

Declaration                                                                                ii

Approval Page                                                                           iii

Dedication                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1    Introduction                                                 1

1.2  Background of the study       3

1.3    Statement of the General Problem                                  4

1.4    Objective of the study                                                       5

1.5    Significance of the study                                                  5

1.6    Statement of hypothesis                                                   6

1.7    Scope of the study                                                             6

1.8    Limitation of the study                                                     7

1.9    Definition of terms                                                            7

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0    Introduction                                                                      9

2.1    Review of related literature                                             9

2.2    Theoretical framework

2.3    Summary of review                                                           33

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    Introduction                                                                      35

3.2    Research design                                                                35

3.3    Area of study                                                                    35

3.4    Population of the study                                                    36

3.5    Sample size                                                                       36

3.6    Instrument for data collection                                          36

3.7    Reliability of the instrument                                            37

3.8    Validity of the Instrument                                               38

3.9    Method of data Collection                                                 38

3.10  Method of Data Analysis                                                  39

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1    Introduction                                                                      41

4.2    Characteristics of the respondents                                   41

4.3    Presentation of Data Analysis                                         43

4.4    Discussion of Findings                                                     48

4.5    Summary of findings                                                        49

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary                                                                          51

5.2    Conclusion                                                                        52

5.3    Recommendation                                                              53

Biography                                                                         54

Appendix                                                                           56

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