DEFORESTATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN NIGERIA
Empirical studies reveal that Nigeria has a vast amount of forest resource base whose diversity reflects the countryâ€™s large land area of 923,765 km2. Its diverse tropical ecological environment comprise coastal mangrove and rain forest in the South, and Guinea Sudan and Sahel Savanna to the North. But, various estimates confirm the very high rate of deforestation in the country as a result of primarily persistent high and ever-increasing rate of demand from wood and wood products from both domestic and external sources. Thus, the natural function of the forest in purifying the environment is impaired. Integration of development planning and environmental management of all levels of political and economic decision making needs to be adopted to ensure sustainable development.
Climate change is one of
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