International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 539

Table of Content: June; 9(6)

June 2017

Marine protected area: Prospective tool for ecosystem-based fisheries management in Nigeria

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...

Author(s): Yetunde E. Agbeja

June 2017

Biodiversity conservation using the indigenous knowledge system: The priority agenda in the case of Zeyse, Zergula and Ganta communities in Gamo Gofa Zone (Southern Ethiopia).

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...

Author(s): Abayneh Unasho Gandile, Solomon Mengistu Tessema and Fisha Mesfine  Nake

June 2017

High passage rates and different seasonal migration strategies of birds along the lower Texas coast

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...

Author(s): Suzanne Contreras Walsh, Bart M. Ballard, David B. Wester, William P. Kuvlesky Jr., Leonard A. Brennan, Michael L. Morrison and Kathy Boydston

June 2017

Structure and regeneration status of woody plants in the Hallideghie wildlife reserve, North East Ethiopia

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...

Author(s): Ahmed Endris, Ali Seid and Addisu Asefa

June 2017

Hydroclimatic variability and flood risk on Naglanou and Akissa forests areas in Mono River Delta (West Africa)

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...

Author(s): Amoussou E., Osseni A.A., Totin Vodounon S. H., Lange U. and Preuss S.

June 2017

Climate change research trends in Tanzania: A bibliometric analysis

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...

Author(s): S. R. Lukwale and A. S. Sife

June 2017

Daily activity, feeding ecology and habitat association of Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) around Debre-Libanos, Northwest Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

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...

Author(s): Kassahun Abie, Afework Bekele and Addisu Mekonen