Nigeria was identified as one of the countries with the highest rate of forest loss (3.3 percent) in the world. Since 1990, the country has lost 6.1 million hectares or 35.7 percent of its forest covers. It also recorded that Nigerian most biodiversity ecosystem is fast depleting at an unbelievable rate. The aim of this research was to determine the trend, pattern and extent of landuse/landcover change of Guga Forest Reserve in, Shika, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The methodology adopted for this research includes using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information (GIS) techniques, Landsat MSS imagery of 1986, Landsat TM imagery of 1990, Landsat ETM+ data of 1999 and Landsat 8 OLI image 2019. The datasets were processed and classified into land use/land cover classes using the supervised classification technique in Erdas imagine 9.2 environment and ArGIS 10.1.
Aliyu Hassan Ibrahim (2020); Trend, Pattern and Extent of Changes in The Vegetation Cover of Guga Forest Reserve, Giwa - Kaduna (1986-2019); International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
10(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.11.2020.p10725