Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Ecosystem Conservation in Nigeria
Farounbi, A. I.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
It is becoming increasingly clear that man is unlikely to avoid the environmental challenges resulting from his unsustainable practices; the result of which is already noticeably triggering changes in agriculture; the incidence of forest fires; flood and drought patterns, the movement of invasive species; biodiversity loss, climate change and so on. This review is therefore directed towards evaluating the application of ICT in ecosystem conservation in Nigeria. In the course of the study, it was gathered that ICTs are transformative technologies that put intelligence at the edges of networks, thereby maximizing users' capacity to create and adapt. Such transformation as revealed include using ICTs to improve practices in agriculture and forestry; monitor air and water pollution; improve disaster warning and relief; improve the efficiency of the energy, transportation, and goods and services sectors; and harness social networking for transformative change. Hence, to better manage the environmental challenges highlighted, there is the need to enhance the capacity to predict and track such changes, develop appropriate management and adaptation strategies, and plot a course towards better environmental management in Nigeria