ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF KAKAMEGA TROPICAL RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEM OF KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYAJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2020-07-17
Authors : John Ayieko Aseta Paul Omondi; Abdirizak A. Nunow;
Page : 1579-1592
Keywords : International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR);
The main objective of this study was to analyze ecosystem services of Kakamega Tropical Rainforest. This study was descriptive and cross-sectional in design and relied on a mixed methods methodology. Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory and Adaptive Management Theory were used to guide the study. A conceptual framework showing the interrelationship between the dependent and independent variables was outlined. The study utilized both secondary and primary data. The target population was 200 households living up to 10 km from the forest edge in the selected communities neighbouringKakamega Tropical Rainforest and 20 government officials within Kakamega County. A total of 119 members of the households and 20 forest officers were sampled as respondents in the study. The study findings revealed that the forest ecosystem was a source of many services to the surrounding community, it also had a great impact on the surrounding community. The study recommended that there is need to conserve the forest since it was a source of many services to the surrounding communities and that the forest ecosystem also helped to adapt or mitigate climate change among others.
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