Indigenous approaches of vegetation conservation in Pella district of Hong local government area, Adamawa state, Nigeria
The prolonged and over harvesting of rural resources by increasing population has led to reduction in woody plants distribution, species diversity, and increasing scarcity of vegetal products. It is observed that rural populace embark on vegetation conservation due to reduction in fuelwood, native fruits and vegetables, and to improve woodland distribution. The study assessed the self-help procedures adopted by individual and community to improve vegetation cover. Data on practices adopted by individual and community on vegetation conservation were generated from the respondents and field observations. The scope covers Pella District of Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The focus is to highlight the adopted practices by individual and community to manage vegetation cover in 2018. The increase in population leads to decrease in land per capita to 13.51m2 at the detriment of vegetation covers and reduction in vegetal resources. The result reveal that the community controlled bush burning, adopted sustainable arable farming methods, protection of reserves, and planting of tree species. The result recommends intensive adoption of mixed cropping and agro-vegetation to revert the lost vegetation cover.