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dc.contributor.advisorDraper, Dianne L.
dc.contributor.advisorGrant, Miriam R.
dc.contributor.authorYembilah, Rita Da-Oni-Ma
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T19:49:32Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T19:49:32Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationYembilah, R. D. (2003). Seeking solutions to deforestation: a study of sacred groves in Ghana's Bolgatanga District (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/39826
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 159-167en
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this study "were to document the rules (taboos) of some sacred groves and examine the feasibility of harnessing them for vegetation conservation. The perspectives of the local people on deforestation and reforestation" were also examined It was found that even though the respondents recognized the environmental deterioration, they "were not concerned about it. They believed that trees would always persist in spite of rampant burning and cutting for various ptnp)S€S. Out of the interview; came 14 taboos that helped keep minimal human interference in the sacred groves. Of these, 6 dealt directly "With the trees. Respondents "were split on borrowing from the groves for forestry ptnp)S€S but those in favour were in a slight majority. The study found 4 potential ways in which ideas from the groves could increase the success of reforestation programmes. It is recommended that conservationists examine these critically for possible integration in forestry activities alongside the conventional methods of forest protection.
dc.format.extentxii, 167 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleSeeking solutions to deforestation: a study of sacred groves in Ghana's Bolgatanga District
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13005
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1482 520708917


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.