Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.0919[Article Number: 4F0CC6761152]
Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are biological resources of plant and animal origin, harvested from natural forests, manmade plantations, wooded land, farmlands and trees outside forests or domesticated. These products are vital sources of income, nutrition and sustenance for many forest-based communities around the world. This study tries to review available and accessible literatures on role of NTFPs in sustainable... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016. 0991[Article Number: FBB874A61155]
The dynamics of sorghum on-farm landrace diversity in five North-Eastern, Central Highlands communities in Ethiopia have been investigated through 300 farmer interviews and surveys of their fields in each of the 1992/1993, 2000/2001 and 2011/2012 cropping seasons. Over the 20-years, farmers’ selection criteria increased from 10 to 28 and the landraces from 60 to 77. That 50 of the landraces were recorded in all... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0971[Article Number: 1912C0161158]
This preliminary investigation describes the diversity and distribution of lichens from the different archaeological monuments of Sonitpur district, located in the Eastern Himalayan region of India, which is a part of Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. It is a land of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage and it is well reflected in the number of archaeological sites and monuments of ancient time at this region.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0946[Article Number: CE9C03A61163]
This study was carried out to identify and document the landrace (farmers’ variety) diversity and ethnobotany of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) (Fabaceae) in Northern Ethiopia. A total of 54 germplasm accessions and six representative voucher specimens of cowpea were collected from different geographical locations of Ethiopia ranging from 1260–2140 m a.s.l. within the grid references of 10o 00’... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1000[Article Number: F87ECAE60790]
To assess phytoplankton species biodiversity in the Southern Gulf of Lake Tana, water samples were collected twice a month from eight sites for six months, from October 2010 to March to 2011. Data were analyzed and compared with one another using SPSS version 16. There were significant differences between months in phytoplankton species composition (p < 0.05). However, there was no significant difference among sites... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0954[Article Number: CFFAEC160792]
Coffee crop has been contributing a lion share to the Ethiopian economy. Despite of its economic significance, it suffers from many production constraints, of which arthropod pests influence both the yield and quality of coffee. The study was aimed to assess the prevalence of arthropod pests and indigenous management across two agro-climatic zones, in the Gedeo agroforestry systems. Twelve farmscapes were randomly... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.0893[Article Number: 478F65C60794]
The Gamo indigenous people and their knowledge on the biodiversity conservation represent one of the oldest traditionally intensified systems in Ethiopia. Indigenous peoples and their socio cultural relationship with biological systems have largely been contributing to sustainable conservation of biodiversity. The main objective of this study is to analyze the role of indigenous peoples and their knowledge on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1025[Article Number: 4DF29DC60799]
The reddish egret (Egretta rufescens) is the rarest heron in North America and much remains to be learned about in the ecology of the species. The reddish egret is a foraging habitat specialist and relies on shallow coastal ecosystems. There is a paucity of information on foraging habitat requirements and the availability of foraging habitat throughout the annual cycle. Characteristics of foraging habitat at locations... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.1007[Article Number: 4D987A260910]
A study on the population size, habitat association and dietary composition of Boutourlini’s blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis boutourlinii) was carried out from January, 2015 to September, 2016 in Komto Protected Forest. Data was collected for a total of 58 days encompassing both the wet and dry seasons. Scan sampling method was used to collect data on the diet and foraging behaviour of Boutourlini’s blue... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2014.0742[Article Number: CB34FD259912]
The caterpillar fungus, Yartsa Gunbu (Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Berk.) G.H. Sung et al.), offers one prime example of the phenomenon, where a resource of immense economic value runs the risk of being over-exploited, more so when its exploitation remains a ‘common property resource’. The ever-increasing demand of the commodity in the international markets and concomitantly its ever-increasing price, hovering... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0969[Article Number: A4B7E9059914]
The Azagny National Park represents one of the most important blocks of forest in Côte d’Ivoire, but its liana assemblage has never been characterized. Liana floristics, diversity, species composition and structure were evaluated. Fourteen plots of 1 ha (20 × 25 m) were established in different biotopes of the forest. All individual lianas of dbh ≥ 1 cm were identified, measured and marked. For each... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0956[Article Number: 16CEAEC59916]
A study on species composition, relative abundance and habitat association of rodents in Yekoche Forest was carried out from September, 2014 to April, 2015 during both wet and dry seasons. Data were collected using live trap and snap trap. A total of 841 individual of rodents were trapped using both live trap and snap trap. Rodent species such as yellow spotted brush-furred rate (Lophuromys flavopunctatus) (24.5%),... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0944[Article Number: 0346D8859435]
This guideline has been developed to provide directions for people working and interested to work on the conservation of Black Crowned cranes to save the species from loss and extinction. The conservation guideline is developed in consultations with the local communities and stakeholders in Ethiopia, Jimma zone, Chora Boter district through: field survey, focused group discussions, community and multi-stakeholders... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0966[Article Number: 88D6B7D59437]
Local sorghum varieties managed and cultivated by farmers contribute in a large part in crop production of Burkina Faso. The loss of local sorghum varieties were reported, but very few investigations have been made on it. This study was conducted to assess the status of 739 local sorghum varieties collected in four regions of Burkina Faso and to identify the threats factors of sorghum diversity. A sample of 159... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0977[Article Number: 8EB208C59439]
Diversity of woody and herbaceous species, stand structure and regeneration status of woody species, spatial cover of the herbaceous species as well as nutritional values of woody and herbaceous species were studied in Mokolodi Nature Reserve (MNR), Botswana. Ten 1 ha quadrats were used to collect data, and in each quadrat, ten 1 m2 plots were used to estimate the spatial cover of herbaceous species. MNR exhibited high... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0958[Article Number: B11C4A159144]
Integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) have recently been criticized for their ignorance of community heterogeneity, mismatch between project output and expectations, and lack of connection between conservation and development initiatives. Using Nepal’s Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) as an example this paper examined how perceived benefits from one ICDP varied between stakeholder... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0968[Article Number: 9E5315259146]
The present study was carried out to study the in vitro conservation of potato genotypes at different temperatures and aerophilic and micro aerophilic conditions. A total of 31 genotypes were conserved at different incubated temperature ranging from 10 to 25°C. At lower temperature (10°C) plant growth was slowest as compared to plants incubated at high temperature (25°C). The results revealed that aerophilic... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2016.0949[Article Number: 34BC6F859148]
Characterization of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) accessions is an important exercise in improvement of the crop. A total of 432 cowpea germplasm accessions collected from five agricultural districts of Botswana during 1972 to 1987 were evaluated under field conditions at the Department of Agricultural Research Station, Gaborone. The germplasm were assessed using 37 agro-morphological characters to determine the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.0873[Article Number: 2418F7658739]
A study to estimate population size and distribution of elephants in the Rubondo Island National Park (RINP) was conducted between March and July 2014. It involved elephant dung survey methods. In estimating elephant dung pile density, a total of 217 dung piles were enumerated in 58 transects (each 1 km). The on-site dung decay rate computed from 100 marked fresh dung piles was estimated to be 0.01542 per day. By... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2015.0891[Article Number: 9E5BBF358741]
The studies on biodiversity of living organisms as well as the ecosystems which they are part of is essential for the assessment of species composition and setting priorities in conservation matters. The plant diversity assessment at Mount Kenya University Medicinal Botanical Garden was done over a period of three years using both individual observation and line intercept/point centered quadrant methods on five... Read more.
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