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Demographic pressure and natural resources conservation

This paper presents results of a field survey in Nlobesse'e, Dja Biosphere Reserve in southern Cameroon to evaluate the various effects that increase in the local populations exert in resource conservation. A marked negative impact on conservation of natural resources with a decrease of 6.2% of the resources. There is meat demand of 44.4kg of bush meat per day. Hunting and fishing were noted for negatively influencing conservation of biodiversity contributed 15.2% and 11.2% respectively of the total income of households.