International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 580

Full Length Research Paper

Farmers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of strategies for managing wildlife crop depredation in Ghana

Yaw B. Agyeman
  • Yaw B. Agyeman
  • Department of Ecotourism, Recreation and Hospitality, School of Natural Resources, University of Energy and Natural Resources, UENR, P. O. Box 214, Sunyani, Ghana.
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Silvia Baidoo
  • Silvia Baidoo
  • Department of Ecotourism, Recreation and Hospitality, School of Natural Resources, University of Energy and Natural Resources, UENR, P. O. Box 214, Sunyani, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 18 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 06 May 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2019

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