This paper discusses the need for anthropological forum on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). EIA has become a subject of many academic discourses, as well as a topic of intense policy debates since the enactment of National Environmental Policy Act (NEP A) in J 969 by the United States government.
The African traditional concept of land ownership as expressed by Dr. JB. Danquah (1968) 'enjoins the living to manage and conserve the environment for foture generations, while they have to account for their stewardship to the ancestors. This concept shaped our perception of the environment. Thus the African, through his relationship with nature, usually clothed in religion and which resulted in reverent altitudes towards nature, helped him to develop a botly of knowledge which eventually made him the caretaker of his environment.