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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2014, 2(2), 32-36
DOI: 10.12691/env-2-2-1
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Women Participation in Environmental Protection and Management: Lessons from Plateau State, Nigeria

Solomon Z.Wuyep1, Vincent C.Dung1, Arin H.Buhari1, Daloeng H. Madaki1 and Baminda A. Bitrus2

1Department of Geography, Plateau State University Bokkos, Nigeria

2Department of Geography, Gombe State University Gombe, Nigeria

Pub. Date: March 12, 2014

Cite this paper:
Solomon Z.Wuyep, Vincent C.Dung, Arin H.Buhari, Daloeng H. Madaki and Baminda A. Bitrus. Women Participation in Environmental Protection and Management: Lessons from Plateau State, Nigeria. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2014; 2(2):32-36. doi: 10.12691/env-2-2-1


This study provides a general review and a case study of women’s involvement in environmental management in Plateau state. Primary data were generated from Questionnaire survey of women from six local government areas. Majority of the women (79.2%) are involved in farming and contributed significantly to land/soil conservation. (78.4%) of them have planted tree or flowers in the last five years while (79.2%) indicated clearing their surroundings daily in terms of sweeping, clearing drainages and refuse disposal. Problems faced by the women include lack of waste disposal equipment, poor drainage systems and lack of awareness among the general public. Appropriate recommendations were proffered to enhance women involvement in environmental protection and management.

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