Women Role in Environmental Conservation and Development in Nigeria

Ecol Conserv Sci 1(2): ECOA.MS.ID.555558 (2019)

16 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2019

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Morufu Raimi

Niger Delta University (NDU) - Department of Community Medicine; Department of Environmental Health Science, School of Allied Health and Environmental Sciences, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria.; Centre for Ecological and Environmental Research Management and Studies, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria.; Saving One Million Lives Program for Results (SOML PforR) Bayelsa State Ministry of Health

Romoke Monsurat SULEIMAN

Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kwara State University, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Oluwaseun E. Odipe

Department of Environmental Health Science, School of Allied Health and Environmental Sciences; Centre for Ecological and Environmental Research Management and Studies, Kwara State University, Nigeria

Salami John Tolulope

Kwara State University

Oshatunberu Modupe

Department of Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, Nigeria

Awogbami Stephen Olalekan

Ekiti State University

Makanjuola Bosede Christianah

Department of Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Date Written: July 23, 2019

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that one in four women worldwide or about 620 million women rate their lives positively enough to be considered ‘thriving’ and have shown that women in Nigeria play a crucial role due to their active involvement in conservation activities and management of the environment. However, they are viewed as insignificant partners and not accorded due attention and many women-related economic and social activities depends on environmental resources. Yet, women are denied access to effective and sustainable use of forest resources, and they have limited or no control over land, capital and labour. Women therefore suffer numerous limitations accordingly. As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt discrimination in all dimensions of women lives, women lack significant autonomy. The central preoccupation of this review is to explore key role of women in environmental conservation and discuss the current challenges and opportunities for the future. Equipped with the right tools, the massive and growing generation of women in Africa, particularly, Nigeria has the potential to drive development, achieve global goals and transform the continent’s future along with their own." It is therefore recommended that for sustainable development to take its roots, access and ownership of natural resources should be enhanced for all gender particularly women, people living with disabilities, marginalized and minority groups. Unless women efforts are recognised, we might likely be pushing towards planetary limits and without vibrant women movement, the Sustainable Development Goals are dead in the water thereby leading to the brink of a global disaster.

Keywords: Gender, Women-related economic and social activities, Environmental resources, Conservation activities, Planetary limits, Global goals, Sustainable development

Suggested Citation

Raimi, Morufu and SULEIMAN, Romoke Monsurat and Odipe, Oluwaseun E. and Tolulope, Salami John and Oshatunberu, Modupe and Olalekan, Awogbami Stephen and Makanjuola, Christianah Bosede, Women Role in Environmental Conservation and Development in Nigeria (July 23, 2019). Ecol Conserv Sci 1(2): ECOA.MS.ID.555558 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3425832 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3425832

Morufu Raimi (Contact Author)

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Department of Environmental Health Science, School of Allied Health and Environmental Sciences, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria. ( email )

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Romoke Monsurat SULEIMAN

Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kwara State University, Kwara State, Nigeria. ( email )

Malete
Kwara State, Kwara State 560211
Nigeria
+2348066615037 (Phone)

Oluwaseun E. Odipe

Department of Environmental Health Science, School of Allied Health and Environmental Sciences ( email )

Kwara State University
Centre for Ecological and Environmental Research
Malete
Nigeria
+2348138032921 (Phone)

Centre for Ecological and Environmental Research Management and Studies, Kwara State University, Nigeria ( email )

Ilorin
Nigeria

Salami John Tolulope

Kwara State University

Kwara State University Rd
Malete
Nigeria

Modupe Oshatunberu

Department of Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, Nigeria ( email )

Ijero-Ekiti
Ijero
Nigeria

Awogbami Stephen Olalekan

Ekiti State University ( email )

Woroko Road
Faculty of The Social Sciences
Ekiti, Bkiti 234
Nigeria

Christianah Bosede Makanjuola

Department of Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. ( email )

Ijero-Ekiti
Ijero
Nigeria
+2348032239215 (Phone)

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