Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1062[Article Number: B8CF95764314]
Ecosystem based approach rather than species based approach to management and conservation of marine recourses has been recognized as the sustainable way to tackle ecological complexities that apply to maintaining biodiversity. In this light Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has gained prominence worldwide as a laudable tool for ecosystem based marine conservation and fishery management. This paper examines MPAs and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.0911[Article Number: F5D0E1264318]
Biodiversity has fundamental values to humans, because we are dependent on it for our nutritional, cultural, economic, and environmental/ecological well-being and the mismanagement of biodiversity leads to resource decline and biodiversity crisis. Moreover, Indigenous Knowledge develops in local contexts to solve local problems, and it is just another form of knowledge which does not set itself in opposition to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1046[Article Number: 5C70DE564321]
This research examined nocturnal and diurnal bird migration using an automated marine radar system during three autumn (August 15 to November 17) and three spring (March 15 to June 1) periods in 2007–2010 along the lower Texas coast. We quantified migration timing, magnitude, and flight altitudes for over 14 million targets during 16,360 h of radar operation. Autumn migration was prolonged in contrast to spring... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2017.1085[Article Number: 143D46B64324]
In this study, we examined vegetation structure and regeneration status of woody plants in the Hallideghie wildlife reserve, Ethiopia. We collected data on abundance, height and diameter at breast height (DBH) of woody plant species with DBH >2.5 cm within sixty-six 20 m × 20 m sample plots and counted number of individuals of seedlings (that is, individuals with height <1.5 m) and saplings (height >1.5 m... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1061[Article Number: 604F03A64328]
This study aims to analyze hydroclimatic variation (meaning rainfall and flow decrease or increase, regime irregularity, …) in Mono River basin and flood risk for ecological conservation of Naglanou (Benin) and Akissa (Togo) hydrosystems. Climate, hydrology and planimetry data were used for descriptive statistical and spatial interpolation to determine rain/flow relationship, climate balance (rainfall less... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2017.1099[Article Number: 9BA769F64332]
Research enhances the efforts to address climate change through improved understanding of the causes, effects and likely impacts as well as formulation of climate change policies and strategies for adaptation and mitigation measures. A bibliometric analysis was conducted to assess research trends on climate change in Tanzania for the period between 2006 and 2016. Data were extracted using the Publish or Perish programme... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2017.1080[Article Number: CDFE87664385]
Daily activity, feeding ecology and habitat association of Gelada baboon around Debre-Libanos was investigated using direct field observations from August 2012 to March 2013. Instantaneous scan sampling method was used to collect behavioral data from two selected study groups of gelada baboons on an average of 7 days per month. The focal groups were identified by the natural marking, size, coat color and facial features... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1065[Article Number: 8FA560E63829]
The aquatic macrophytes removed from hydroelectric power plants, as well as boiler ash derived from burning sugarcane bagasse can provide nutrients and recover degraded soils more quickly. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the chemical attributes of a degraded soil in recovery process with mechanical preparation, with or without addition of organic residue (aquatic macrophytes) or agroindustrial residue (ash from... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2017.1082[Article Number: AC28E0F63831]
This study assessed communal knowledge and perceptions regarding the reintroduction of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). Questionnaires were employed to acquire information from 216 randomly selected respondents within six villages. Our results indicate that gender differences exist among respondents; more males than females correctly identified wild dogs from photo cards. Males also wanted the species to be of high... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1057[Article Number: 53CF2E963837]
The study was conducted in Erob district eastern Tigray, Ethiopia to phenotypic characterize Maefur goat based on physical body feature and linear body measurements. Six hundred (297 male and 303 female) goats were randomly selected and grouped into four age groups of 0, 1, 2 and ≥3 PPI. General Linear Model (GLM) procedure of SPSS version 16.0 and descriptive statistical analysis were were used to summarize the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1063[Article Number: 9F0DE2D63841]
Haematostaphis barteri Hook.f. is an endemic plant species with a high economic potential that mostly grows on rocky soils in the Sudanian zone from Ghana to Sudan. In Bénin, the species is found only around the commune of Natitingou, but there is little knowledge on its uses by the local populations and how these uses potentially affect its conservation status. This study aimed to evaluate the vulnerability of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.0912[Article Number: A99E04563330]
The African elephant (Loxodonta africana Blumenbach) is a keystone species and ecosystem engineer. Elephants can cause serious damage to important trees, with only certain species being targeted such as Marula (Sclerocarya birrea A. Rich. Hoscht). High levels of elephant utilization may to some extent, compromise the viability of some woody plant populations leading to vegetation changes coupled with a possible loss of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.1056[Article Number: 6A8B24363332]
An investigation on challenges of human settlement on wildlife was carried out in 2014/2015 in and around Bale Mountains National Park. Among 25 villages bordering the National Park, 10 villages were purposefully selected for data collection. During the study period, semi-structured interviews and direct observations were conducted within the selected communities. A total of 365 households (35 households per villages,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1035[Article Number: 20A382263038]
The present study was conducted to assess vascular plant diversity in a modified habitat in Shivalik region. Extensive surveys were conducted to document the species in each season and identification was done with the help of regional floras. A total of 191 species comprising 181 species of angiosperms (176 genera and 76 families), 2 species of pteridophytes (2 genera and 1 family), and 8 species of gymnosperms (7... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1051[Article Number: C4372FA63052]
This paper contributes to the discussion on community competence by focusing on thirteen communities near Bui dam and Bui National Park, Ghana to address the impacts of Bui Dam construction and related resettlements through analysis of community competence. For each of these questions, further analysis was undertaken to assess the role of resettlement, ethnicity, age, livelihood type and gender. Data was gathered... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0999[Article Number: B31F0A662715]
The key role of ectomycorrhizal (EcM) fungi in ecosystems functioning has been demonstrated worldwide. However, their diversity, spatial distribution, fruiting phenology and production as influenced by climatic parameters variability remain poorly understood in tropical African forests. Weekly surveys were conducted from April to early October 2014 at the Comoé National Park (CNP), Côte d’Ivoire (West... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0976[Article Number: 4699BE962717]
Human activities that affect wildlife and their habitats are pervasive and increasing. Understanding the effects of humans on wildlife populations, as well as devising strategies to ameliorate these effects, is an increasing challenge for resource managers. Commitment of local communities to protected areas is also essential for conserving biodiversity, but little is known about local people attitudes toward... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0959[Article Number: 21D102162309]
Human-wildlife conflict is widely known situation where people and wildlife share common resource. This study was conducted to investigate the perceived impact human-wildlife conflict (HWC) in the Choke Mountains, Ethiopia. Data were collected in 2014 and 2015 using semi-structured questionnaires and focus group discussion. Pearson correlation was used to test the relationship between different factors. Majority of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1033[Article Number: FAEAAFB62312]
The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) require vast areas to meet their survival needs such as food, mates, water, resting sites, and look up positions; the area referred to as home range. We collared 9 bull and 3 female elephants using satellite-linked Geographic Positioning System (GPS) collars in February 2013. Their movements were monitored up to April 2016 in the wider Amboseli landscape. We estimated their home... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1027[Article Number: 11BA91961987]
An investigation of the floral diversity of the littoral vegetation of Akwa-Ibom State coastline of South eastern Nigeria was carried out using quadrat and transects techniques. The results revealed three (3) vegetation types viz: coastal/shoreline, mangrove and secondary forest vegetation. Although, the most encountered ecosystem was the mangrove yet, coastal vegetation had the highest flora diversity of 100 (47%) as... Read more.
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