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Community participation in forest resources management of the Kakum Conservation Area of Central Region

Show simple item record Kyeremeh, Francis Kwaku 2015-09-03T09:41:39Z 2015-09-03T09:41:39Z 2011-02
dc.identifier.issn 23105496
dc.description xiv, 109p. :ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Kakum National Park (KNP), located within the tropical forest, protects the watershed of the Kakum river system. The study was carried out to find out the extent of community participation in the forest management of the Kakum Conservation Area. Two communities along the park were purposively selected. Abrafo-Odumase and Jukwa Mfuom are the southern and the northern gateways to the Kakum National Park. The case study approach was used for the work focusing on collaboration in forest conservation. In all, 120 participants were selected for the study which included tour guides and officers from the park, opinion leaders, community leaders and community members. Data were collected using semi-structured interview and interview guide. Responses were coded and analysed. Findings indicated that there was limited community involvement in the management of the Kakum forest, unfulfilled expectations of the local people, ineffective communication and interactive processes, and limited empowerment opportunities for the communities. The study recommends a strong collaboration based on understanding between the management of the park and the local communities in order to achieve a successful forest conservation project. Park managers are urged to make community participation more attractive, create structures within the management to enhance communication that will promote collaboration with shared norms and values. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Cape Coast en_US
dc.subject Community participation
dc.subject Empowerment opportunities
dc.subject Management
dc.subject Local community
dc.title Community participation in forest resources management of the Kakum Conservation Area of Central Region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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