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Communities’ perceptions and knowledge of ecosystem services: Evidence from rural communities in Nigeria:

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  • Zhang, Wei
  • Kato, Edward
  • Bhandary, Prapti
  • Nkonya, Ephraim M.
  • Ibrahim, Hassan Ishaq
  • Agbonlahor, Mure Uhunamure
  • Ibrahim, Hussaini Yusu

Abstract

This research has been undertaken to improve our understanding of stakeholders’ knowledge and perception about ecosystem services (ES), which provides a valuable means of gaining insight into the opportunities and constraints that face ES management in a multiuser landscape. Land use preferences are influenced by a variety of motives, attitudes, and values intrinsic to every individual’s decisionmaking. Knowledge can affect attitudes and behavioral intentions, and a positive attitude toward the environment has been found to predict conservation practices.

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  • Zhang, Wei & Kato, Edward & Bhandary, Prapti & Nkonya, Ephraim M. & Ibrahim, Hassan Ishaq & Agbonlahor, Mure Uhunamure & Ibrahim, Hussaini Yusu, 2015. "Communities’ perceptions and knowledge of ecosystem services: Evidence from rural communities in Nigeria:," IFPRI discussion papers 1418, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1418
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    Ecosystem services; rural areas; Communities; Land use; Forests; rural communities; agricultural extension;

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