Africa’s Shrinking Forests: A peep into Nigerian situation and its implications on socio-economic development
The study examines the state of Nigeria forests; it highlights the importance of forest as well as the implications of its loss. The implications include a general decrease in evapo-transpiration and a reduction in its ability as a carbon sink thereby contributing to global warming. It further examines some conservation strategies like biodiversity protection through the establishment of forest reserves and continuous improved felling techniques in order to achieve sustainable logging which will bring about sustainable forest management for economic development of the country. It also suggests ecotourism as a form of boosting economic development.