ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND AWARENESS TO PROTECT EGYPTIAN TORTOISE (TESTUDO KLEINMANNI) BY LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
This research has examined the effectiveness of education and environmental awareness of the local population in protecting Egyptian tortoises. The study aimed to obtain information about the relationship between the level of education, monthly income and its relationship to tortoise protection and the prevention of smuggling and illegal trade. The results were obtained through the preparation of a questionnaire that included 40 people from the local population. They were surveyed using the SPSS26 program. According to the results obtained by the research, significant differences were found in the environmental attitudes of the local population who did not have a chance to have a good education and their monthly income was very low. It could be said that the people who got a good opportunity for education and their economic situation is stable, this has a positive impact on their environmental behaviour.
Keywords: environmental education, environmental awareness, Egyptian tortoise
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