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Land degradation in gold mining communities of Ijesaland

Mar 14, 2015 · Gold mining in Osun State has been well studied but little or none of these studies have selected many of the main settlements where mining has been taken place as the study area. The dimension of the land degradation in terms of the depths and …

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  • Mining And Land Degradation In Nigeria

    Mining And Land Degradation In Nigeria

    Land degradation relates to the depreciation in the qualities and quantities of vegetation, soil resource, air, water resource among others. the Tin mining area in Jos area of Nigeria can be reclaimed and put into a number of other use rather than being left to waste away and at the same time constitute as mosquitoes breeding points.

  • Illegal gold mining land degradation and food security in

    Illegal gold mining land degradation and food security in

    Illegal gold mining and land degradation can affect food production negatively. This study examines the impacts of illegal/surface gold mining and land degradation on food security in Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria. Data for this study were collected from both primary and secondary sources.

  • How The Activities of Man Has Led To Land Degradation In

    How The Activities of Man Has Led To Land Degradation In

    Oct 11, 2016 · The range of the land degradation may be more in the eastern axis and closely followed by the northern axis of Nigeria. However, the oil producing areas are worst hit, as most parts live in total squalor in terms of infrastructural provisions, environmental degradation, and pollution …

  • Illegal gold mining land degradationand food security in

    Illegal gold mining land degradationand food security in

    Department of Sociology, College of Basic and Advanced Studies, Yauri, Kebbi State Nigeria. Abstract: Illegal gold mining and land degradation can affect food production negatively. This study examines the impacts of illegal/surface gold mining and land degradation on food security in Yauri, Kebbi State.

  • Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

    Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

    fauna, pollution of air, land and water, instability of soil and rock masses, landscape degradation and radiation hazards. The environmental damage has in turn resulted in waste of arable land, as well as economic crops and trees.Since much of the damage is inevitable, if the minerals must be developed,

  • Environmental issues in the Niger Delta  Wikipedia

    Environmental issues in the Niger Delta Wikipedia

    Sabotage and theft through oil siphoning has become a major issue in the Niger River Delta states as well, contributing to further environmental degradation. Damaged lines may go unnoticed for days, and repair of the damaged pipes takes even longer.

  • Land Degradation: Meaning Causes and Prevention of Land

    Land Degradation: Meaning Causes and Prevention of Land

    Land degradation means: 3. Changes in the characteristic of soil. 4. Pollution of water resources from the contamination of soil through which water sweeps into ground or runoff to the water bodies. 5. Changes in climatic conditions because of unbalanced created in the environment.

  • Effects of Land Degradation on Soil Fertility: A Case

    Effects of Land Degradation on Soil Fertility: A Case

    The major causes of land degradation include, land clearance poor farming practices, overgrazing, inappropriate irrigation, urban sprawl, and commercial development, land pollution including industrial waste and quarrying of stone, sand and minerals.

  • Illegal gold mining land degradation and food security in

    Illegal gold mining land degradation and food security in

    Illegal gold mining and land degradation can affect food production negatively. This study examines the impacts of illegal/surface gold mining and land degradation on food security in Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria. Data for this study were collected from both primary and secondary sources.

  • environmental degradation o solid minerals mining in nigeria

    environmental degradation o solid minerals mining in nigeria

    Although Nigeria is richly endowed with a variety of solid minerals, mining contributes very little to the national economy the sector accounted for only 0.18% of GDP in 2018. The Government of Nigeria has decided to place a strategic focus on solid minerals to diversify the economy away from oil and gas.

  • Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

    Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

    The three stages of mineral development, viz exploration, mining and processing, have caused different types of environmental damages, which include ecological disturbance, destruction of natural flora and fauna, pollution of air, land and water, instability of soil and rock masses, landscape degradation and radiation hazards.

  • THE PHENOMENON OF LAND DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA: A

    THE PHENOMENON OF LAND DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA: A

    ABSTRACT The phenomenon of land degradation occurs in different parts of Nigeria. Land degradation is induced by human and natural activities.

  • LAND DEGRADATION MINING AND QUARRYING

    LAND DEGRADATION MINING AND QUARRYING

    3 LAND DEGRADATION – MINING AND QUARRYING Introduction 4.1. Minerals and mineral products constitute the backbone of many industries. Some form of mining or quarrying is carried out in every country in the world.

  • EFFECTS OF SAND MINING ACTIVITIES ON LAND IN AGRAIAN

    EFFECTS OF SAND MINING ACTIVITIES ON LAND IN AGRAIAN

    effects of sand mining activities on land in agraian communities of ogun state, nigeria

  • LAND DEGRADATION IN THE UPPER EAST ...  Cultural

    LAND DEGRADATION IN THE UPPER EAST ... Cultural

    Though land degradation is a matter of concern for Ghana in general, it is particularly serious in the Upper East region. This write – up, looks at the forms, causes and solutions to the menace of land degradation in the region. CAUSES OF LAND DEGRADATION IN THE UPPER EAST REGION Gold Mining Gold mining is certainly one of the reasons for the ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that between 1990 and 2005, gold mining activities in Ghana contributed significantly to land degradation and loss of cultivable land, resulting in a massive loss of forest cover (26%) and arable lands (15-20%) at the Tarkwa, Ayanfuri, Dunkwa, Esaase and Bogoso mining areas in Ghana .

  • Land and environmental degradation and desertification in

    Land and environmental degradation and desertification in

    In the drier parts of Africa, millions of hectares of grazing land and rangeland are also threatened with degradation- in the arid north, the semi-arid south, the Sudano-Sahelian countries and in the drier parts of Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.

  • Deforestation: Nigeria ranks highest globally  NEWMAP

    Deforestation: Nigeria ranks highest globally NEWMAP

    “Nigeria is said to be one of the countries with the highest deforestation rate in the world with about 450,000 to 600,000 hectares of forest lost annually.” He identified population pressure, deforestation, bush burning, overgrazing, agricultural depletion of soil nutrients through poor farming, inappropriate irrigation and indiscriminate mining as some the causes of land degradation in Nigeria.

  • Land Degradation due to Mining in India and its Mitigation

    Land Degradation due to Mining in India and its Mitigation

    Land Degradation due to Mining in India and its Mitigation Measures Dr H. B. Sahu Department of Mining Engineering National Institute of Technology Rourkela – 769 008, India [email protected] Er. S. Dash State Pollution Control Board Orissa Bhubaneswar – 751 012, India [email protected]

  • The Devastating Effects of Environmental Degradation  A

    The Devastating Effects of Environmental Degradation A

    2. DEGRADATION Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water, and soil, the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife.(Wikipedia) When the environment becomes less valuable or damaged, environmental degradation is said to occur.

  • Deforestation in Nigeria: 7 Causes 5 Effects and 6 Ways

    Deforestation in Nigeria: 7 Causes 5 Effects and 6 Ways

    The complex nature of the forest ecosystem means that deforestation usually leads to a domino effect, hence driving a reasonable number of species to the point of extinction owing to the destruction of their natural habitat. In Nigeria, it has been estimated that 899 species of birds, 274 mammals, 154 reptiles,...