The Status Of Poaching, Its Impacts And Food Security As A Contributing Factor In Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve, Malawi..

ABSTRACT

The pressure on the wildlife in Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve (LCBR) has been increasing due to increase in population, illegal and unsustainable hunting practices. This has become a threat to sustainability of fish, birds and other wildlife species in LCBR. The broad objective of this study was to assess the status of poaching, its impacts and food security as one of the key drivers in LCBR in Malawi. The study employed a social survey research design. One hundred households were sampled using systematic random sampling from the area within LCBR. The households were 45 from Zomba, 21 and 34 Phalombe and Machinga districts respectively. Questionaires and focused group discussions were used to collect primary data. Secondary data was collected from Fisheries and Agriculture departments and Biosphere reserve manager. Descriptive statistics, trends and regression were used to analyse the data. The results from the study indicate that poaching in LCBR exist and its level is high as indicated by 61.3% of respondents and

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APA

ZAKEYO, P (2021). The Status Of Poaching, Its Impacts And Food Security As A Contributing Factor In Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve, Malawi... Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-status-of-poaching-its-impacts-and-food-security-as-a-contributing-factor-in-lake-chilwa-biosphere-reserve-malawi-1

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ZAKEYO, PATRICK "The Status Of Poaching, Its Impacts And Food Security As A Contributing Factor In Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve, Malawi.." Afribary. Afribary, 11 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-status-of-poaching-its-impacts-and-food-security-as-a-contributing-factor-in-lake-chilwa-biosphere-reserve-malawi-1. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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ZAKEYO, PATRICK . "The Status Of Poaching, Its Impacts And Food Security As A Contributing Factor In Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve, Malawi..". Afribary, Afribary, 11 May. 2021. Web. 14 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-status-of-poaching-its-impacts-and-food-security-as-a-contributing-factor-in-lake-chilwa-biosphere-reserve-malawi-1 >.

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ZAKEYO, PATRICK . "The Status Of Poaching, Its Impacts And Food Security As A Contributing Factor In Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve, Malawi.." Afribary (2021). Accessed June 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-status-of-poaching-its-impacts-and-food-security-as-a-contributing-factor-in-lake-chilwa-biosphere-reserve-malawi-1