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Environmental Security and Sustainability of Community Resources in Nigeria. Promoting Community Participation through Adult Environmental Education.


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This paper examines the question of how daily human activities have created environmental insecurity and the implications for the sustainability of community resources in Nigeria. Particular reference is made to examples in Rivers State and Ebonyi State. Through its different agencies working at state and local levels the government has started to introduce various measures to monitor the effects of human activities on the environment and resources in the state. In this respect, we discuss the introduction of adult environmental education programmes for environmental sustainability and security. When adults receive adequate information through awareness-raising activities, we consider how they can be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the environment in a sustainable manner and prevent environmental insecurity.


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