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Table 6 Average score and rank of causes of ecosystem degradation among different groups in the sample

From: Local perception of ecosystem services and their conservation in Sudanian savannas of Burkina Faso (West Africa)

Informants Fire Wood cutting Clearing Demographic increase Pasture Climate change Forest management
Global 5.04 4.88 4.73 4.48 3.48 3.21 2.13
Age classes        
 Young 5.20 4.83 4.89 4.33 3.72 3.17 1.84
 Adult 5.09 4.92 4.43 4.52 3.28 3.48 2.18
 Elders 4.66 4.91 5.04 4.68 3.43 2.75 2.53
Sociocultural groups        
 Dagara_B 4.92 4.30 4.68 5.02 3.60 2.80 2.32
 Dagara_D 5.70 5.48 4.80 2.76 3.28 3.06 2.92
 Pougouli 5.05 4.75 4.80 4.70 2.90 2.90 2.90
 Mossi_B 5.35 5.20 4.85 4.60 2.50 3.40 2.10
 Mossi_N 4.74 4.64 4.60 4.94 3.72 3.72 1.64
 Kassena 4.66 5.04 4.78 5.08 3.92 3.30 1.36
Gender        
 Man 4.94 5.01 4.85 4.45 3.40 3.43 2.19
 Women 5.13 4.76 4.62 4.52 3.55 2.98 2.08
  1. Emphasis: Bold—1st rank, italic—2nd rank, bold italics—3rd rank; Sociocultural groups: Dagara_B: Dagara of TWRB; Dagara_D: Dagara of CAD; Mossi_N: Mossi of GRN; Mossi_B: Mossi of TWRB