International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

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

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Biodiversity Loss and Conservation Challenges in Chimit Kolla, Gozamen District, East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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A field study in Chimit Kolla, Gozamen District, Ethiopia was conducted in November, 2020. The study aimed to evaluate the biodiversity loss and major conservation challenges in the area. Direct sighting of the animals in the field and indirect evidences like scats, prey leftover, and evidence from native key informants revealed higher wildlife potential of the area. However, intensive agricultural investment,...

Author(s):YIHEW BIRU WOLDEGIORGIS and Amare Gibru Mekonnen


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Africa as a tourism destination is seen as a wildlife tourism hotspot that contributes significantly to job creation, community upliftment, and conservation. Wildlife tourism is based on encounters with non-domestic animals that can occur in either the animal’s natural environment or in captivity. The interaction with the animals includes activities that are historically classified as consumptive and non-consumptive. This...

Author(s):PEET VAN DER MERWE, Elmarie Slabbert, Machiel Koch

Traditional uses of African rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir. Fabaceae) through the sociolinguistic groups and the pathways of conservation and sustainable management in Benin

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Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir., a spontaneous species from Guinean savannahs of West Africa, plays as socio-economic and cultural livelihood in rural areas of Benin. This study improved the knowledge of people about the uses of Pterocarpus erinaceus organs connected to the sociolinguistic diversity in Benin, intending to enhance the pathways of conservation and sustainable management of the species. A total of 506 respondents...

Author(s):Christine Ouinsavi, Bienvenue Nawan Kuiga Sourou, Adigla Appolinaire Wédjangnon, Towanou Houêtchégnon, Yanik Akin , Justin Dossou

Rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) as a de facto forest common for local communities in Ghana

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This paper discusses how rosewood as a common-pool resource is managed and utilized at the local community level in the wake of aggravated exploitation of the resource for export to feed external markets. Non-probability sampling technique coupled with focus group discussion was used to collect primary data from two administrative districts in the transitional zone between the savannah and high forest in Ghana. In all,...

Author(s):Obiri, D. B., Abukari, H.,Oduro, K. A., Quartey, R. K., Dawoe, E. L. K, Twintoh, J.J., and Opuni-Frimpong, E.

Estimation of carbon stock in Homegarden and Parkland Agroforestry Practices in Kola Shele Kebele, Arba Minch Zuria District, Gamo Zone, Ethiopia

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Agroforestry practice play a crucial role for carbon regulation through carbon sequestration. Trees in agroforestry practice have received much attention recently due to their contribution for mitigate climate change . This study aimed at estimation of carbon stock in homegarden and parkland agroforestry practices. Accordingly, sixty plots (i.e. thirty 50m by 20 m plots were laid in parkland and thirty, 30 m by 30 m...

Author(s): Shashe Shita Ambaye, Simon Shibru Cheche

Adoption of integrated water resources management support system to combat the present and future problems of Rift Valley Lakes Basin, Ethiopia

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This review examines the drastic changes of the Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Basin (ERVLB) that have sweeping environmental implications, and it attempts to show the new paradigm of integrated water resource management (IWRM) option focusing on a decision support system (DSS). The water bodies ERVLB are facing many threats. Also, there have been negligible efforts at ensuring the normal functioning of ecosystems....

Author(s):Yirga Enawgaw, Brook Lemma, Abinet Woldesenbet, Ayalew Sisay

Morphological features and taxonomic keys of four pill-millipedes of the genus Arthrosphaera in Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve of Southern Western Ghats of Tamilnadu, India

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Millipedes have crucial role in environment especially in forest eco system, unfortunately we have very poor knowledge about it and we think its harmful invertebrate and venomous but it’s not, simultaneously we need to conserve this; therefore, it is important to understand about these are eco - friendly and best decomposer in forest eco system. The main objective of this work to update species descriptions and...

Author(s):Usha. B, Vasanthi. K & Chezhian. Y

An Integrated Assessment Using Water Quality Index and Biological Impact In Damietta Branch of the Nile River At Damietta Region, Egypt

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The major goal of the current study was to evaluate the water quality at a part of the Damietta branch, Nile River of Egypt via water quality index (WQI) and biological indices. Selected 8 physicochemical parameters were measured in surface water to calculate WQI from 10 sampling sites monthly from January to December 2014. At the same time, bottom sediment collected to record benthos macro-invertebrates biodiversity in...

Author(s):Mohamed M. El-Komi, Abdel-Aziz A. Khidr, Mohamed H. Bahnsawy, Ibrahim H. Smysem


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Colobus monkey (Colobus guereza) presently registered as Data Lacking Animal on the IUCN Red list does not get conservation care. With the current increasing habitat loss and degradation across its geographic range, data on the activity patterns are essential to design a management plan the data could be to evaluate the UNESCO program under the Man and Biosphere Reserve's objective with respect to colobus monkey...

Author(s):Temesgen Tafesse

Can conservation incentives promote willingness to coexist with large carnivores in the eastern Serengeti ecosystem?

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Communities living adjacent to protected areas tend to express more willingness to coexist with large carnivores in their areas when they receive tangible benefits. The aim of this study was to explore people’s willingness to coexist with large carnivores, including lions (Panthera leo), leopards (Panthera pardus), cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta), African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) and...

Author(s):Franco P. Mbise and Eivin Røskaft


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Human modification of the land surface through the conversion of natural land into other land use types like agriculture and settlement has affected regional and global climate processes by changing the fluxes of mass and energy between an ecosystem and the atmosphere. This study was out to evaluate the effects of plantation agriculture on land use, land cover change in the Nguti sub division and to investigate resident’s...

Author(s):Clara, Enow Ayombe, Amahui George Amenhwi and Mbah Ignatius Ngala


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Despite the ecological significance, social and economic values and the roles being play by Pangolin their ecological roles remain under-studied in context to Nigeria. There is dearth of information on the current status, distribution, habitat preferred by Pangolin especially in the tropical rainforest ecoregion of Nigeria. Information on the overall habitat ecology, preference and the current distribution pattern of...

Author(s):EJIDIKE , Bernadette, Nwandu, ONI, Foluke, OLADEJI, Sunday , Oladipo

Diversity and population status of large mammals in ensessa kotteh wildlife rescue, conservation center, welmera woreda oromia special zone, Ethiopia

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Mammal inventories are essential tools for direct conservation strategies and management practices. Large mammals are often key stone species that maintain ecosystem stability and biodiversity. So, their inventories are very important to design planned conservation strategies and management practices. A study was carried out to assess population status and species diversity of wild large mammals in Ensessa kotteh wildlife...

Author(s):Dejene Furgasa and Tewodros Kumssa

Networks as Institutions: a biodiversity-based enterprises incubator

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This paper presents the network architecture (Nelson, 2008) and institutional dynamics of a "biodiversity green incubator" for the Peruvian Amazonian and Andes mountains areas, the “PerúBioInnova.” It is a kind of livelihood initiative, business model and economic mechanism that facilitates the development of new forest ecosystem-based opportunities, in which a benefit-sharing model has been developed, as well as a format...

Author(s):Bueno Carolina da Silveira


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This study was premeditated to provide data on plant diversity management, organizational and functional structure, use diversity and management practices in home garden agroforestry practices. Interview with owners, discussions with local people and botanical inventories were applied to collect primary data. Secondary data were collected form online and documented sources. Species diversity data were calculated using...



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Secondary forests may act as buffer area and serve as reservoir for biotic components that are lost from primary forest due to anthropogenic disturbances. This study investigated the floristic composition, diversity and community structure of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Idi-Ayunre, Ibadan, Nigeria. Twenty-five main plots (each 50 m x 50 m) were randomly mapped out to enumerate tree species, five 10 m x 10 m...


The woody species diversity and structural composition of urban forest of Sheka Zone SNNPRS South West Ethiopia

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Urban forest patches act as a refuge for biological diversities. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the woody species diversity and structural composition potential of three urban forest patches of Masha and Teppi towns, Sheka Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Urban forest patches of Masha and Teppi towns were stratified into three patches namely government institution, churches and indigenous sacred sites. Totally 39...

Author(s):Zerihun Zeleke Negerasha , Dereje Denu Rebu and Shelema Guzo

Impact of fires on biomass in the Sudano-Guinean savannas of Mbam and Djerem National Park (PNMD), Cameroon

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The Mbam and Djerem National Park (MDNP) is threatened by bush fires and particularly by uncontrolled late fires which compromise all of its biodiversity of the park. This study aims to assess the impact of fires on the plant diversity. To do this, plots were demarcated on the basis of the distribution of active fires, burned areas and ground measurements. A total of 56 herbaceous species have been identified. It also...

Author(s):Dadem Gueguim Christelle., Tchamba N. Martin. and FOTSO Roger Corneille

Population assessment of the black and white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza ssp. guereza) in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia

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As of the IUCN and other existing reports, most of the Colobine monkeys are not yet globally endangered. Nevertheless, many species are locally threatened. Therefore, data on Colobine population abundance and ecological preferences are important prerequisites for successful local and global conservation efforts but these data are often lacking. To address this gap, we estimated the abundance of Colobus guereza ssp. guereza...

Author(s):Solomon Chanie Alemu, Francesco Rovero, Jacob Willie

Farmers Participation towards Forest Production and Protection in Dawuro Zone, Essera District, Ethiopia

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The study was carried out in SNNPR in Dawuro zone in general Essera district in particular. The study was focused on the assessment of farmers’ participation towards forest production and protection in Essera district of Dawuro zone. In the study both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data was obtained from the respondents through semi- structured questionnaires and, interview schedule Sample size was...

Author(s):Bekele Tona Amenu

Geographic distribution, diversity and conservation status of giant millipedes in Cameroon

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Giant millipedes are one of the major groups of arthropods involved in the breakdown of organic matter and confined to tropical biomes. A review of giant millipedes from historical reports and new field data was carried out to assess distribution and diversity patterns in Cameroonian rainforest, while conservation status of endemic species was evaluated for the first-time using IUCN red list criteria and categories....

Author(s):Mbenoun Masse Paul Serge, Nzoko Fiemapong Armand Richard, Makon Samuel Didier, Tenyam Nkoh Pauline Blanche, Mwabvu Tarombera

Diversity of medium and large-sized mammals and their threats management in Fura-Faragosa Communal Forest, Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Survey was conducted from July to December 2019, aimed at assessing medium and large-sized mammals’ diversity, and their major threats management of the study area in Fura-Faragosa Communal Forest (FFCF) areas, Gamo zone, Southern Ethiopia. Systematic sampling design and Line transect field method using direct and indirect field observations were used to assess mammals and their threats, whereas key informant interview...

Author(s):Berhanu Gebo, Serekebirhan Takele

Vegetation Composition of Range Land and Its effect on Livestock and Socio-Economics Status of the Pastoralists in , Afar Regional State, Northern Ethiopia

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Vegetation data were collected from 72 sample plots laid on the four transects. The size of the main plot was 20 mx20m for tree species. Socio-economic data were analyzed using SPSS version 21 software packages. A total of 75 species of vascular plants belonging to 60 genera and 26 Families were identified from 72 plots from the study area. Out of these plant species, 20% were trees, 30.7 were shrubs, 33.3% were herbs and...

Author(s):Mohammed Seid, Anteneh Belayneh Desta, Tessema Zewdu

Conservation status of Argo forest in Bena Tsemay district, South Omo, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples National regional state, Ethiopia

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A study was conducted on conservation status of Argo forest, Bena Tsemay district, South Omo zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and peoples National Regional State, Ethiopia. Four transects were taken from gravel road and individuals farmers land as a baseline. Physiographic data, DBH/DSH and height of all tree/shrub species were taken in all the 41 quadrates. The external pressure on the forest was also assessed using...

Author(s):Fikadu Kitaba Tola, Sisay Alemu, Tewodros Misganaw, Debissa Lemessa

Sampling techniques for the optimal measurements of macromycetes diversity in the Soudano-Guinean ecozone (West Africa)

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Fungi range among the most important organisms in the world thanks to their ecological roles in the ecosystems and their socio-economic importance for human beings. Still, the global fungal species richness is full of uncertainties as evidenced by various estimates. Estimating fungal species richness and diversity is raising many questions related to the sampling effort (in space and time). This study aims to determine...

Author(s):Habakaramo Macumu Patrick, Kassim Issifou Tchan, Hegbe Apollon DMT, Gildas Abohoumbo, Hounsouvo Bérince S. Roméo, Tchemagnon Odilon, Ramdan Dramani, Nourou S. Yorou

Conservation challenges of the endemic Banded Wattle Eye and the Bannerman’s Turaco in the Njising -Tabenken forest, North Western Cameroon

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This study was carried out from August 2018 to February 2019 to determine the conservation challenges of Banded Wattle Eye and Bannerman’s Turaco in the Njising-Tabenken Forest. The study used point transects. Point stations had radius of 50m and measured 100m apart. Transects were 500m long and randomly stratified. Semi-structured questionnaires were used to collect additional information on conservation challenges....

Author(s):Kari Jackson Bongnda,and Tamungang Awafor Simon


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The effect of forest fire on the forest trees at Olokemeji Forest Reserve was established in this study. The fire experimental plot was selected at the reserve. The site was divided into three plots; Plot A was tested with late fire treatment, Plot B was tested with Early fire treatment and plot C (without fire treatment). The diameter at breast height (Dbh) and tree height (m) of the tree species in the plots were...

Author(s):A.J. Oloketuyi, A.F. Ibimilua, O.D. Akinyemi and O.J. Oyelowo

Threats and attitude of local community towards wildlife conservation in Menz Guassa community conservation area, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in Menz Guassa Community Conservation Area, North Showa, Ethiopia to assess the threats of wildlife and local community attitude towards wildlife conservation. It also aimed at distinguishing the driving force that contributes for the threats Questionnaires, and key formant interview were used to collect data. A total of 376 respondents were selected by stratified random sampling method. Data were...


Woody Species Composition and Diversity in Homegardens in Bekoji Town, Southeast Ethiopia

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This study assessed the role of urban homegardens in woody species conservation in Bekoji Town, southeast Ethiopia. Ninety-six homegardens were identified using multistage sampling technique. Woody species inventory was made in 310 3m*10m quadrants. Shannon and Weaver diversity index (H`), reciprocal of Simpson diversity index (1-D), evenness index (J`) and Margalef richness index (Dmg) were computed to determine alpha...

Author(s):Dejene Nigatu Beyene and Debela Hunde


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This study was conducted to explore species diversity and relative abundance of birds in Lake Hawassa and its adjoining areas from August to February 2018. Systematic random sampling techniques at an interval of 3km were used to select sampling grids. Data were analysed by using PAST Software version 2.17c in analysing biodiversity indices, Bray-Curtis cluster analysis and Individual Rarefaction analysis. The result showed...

Author(s):Amare Gibru and Girma Mengesha

Biomass and Carbon Sequestration Potential of Woody Vegetation within Kwara State University Malete, Nigeria

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Ability to measure accurately and precisely the amount of carbon sequestered in African forests will go a long way in reducing global warming. Therefore, this study determines the Above Ground Biomass (AGB), Carbon Sequestration Potential (CSP) and variation in tree species present in the Kwara State University. Square plot sampling of 100 by 100 meters was selected randomly for assessment. Trees with diameter at breast...

Author(s):Henry Olawale Sawyerr, Romoke Monsurat Suleiman and Oyewole Kazeem Oyedele

The role of seasonal enclosures and Acacia tree species on soil seed bank flora in east Shoa zone, Ethiopia

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Majority of Sub-Saharan Africa land mass is rangelands. However, rangelands are globally degrading rapidly, affecting the soil seed bank (SSB) of native plants, and, therewith, the long-term resilience towards environmental and human-induced pressure on the ecosystem. We investigated SSB in communally and seasonally enclosed (SE) grazing areas as influenced by sub-habitats of mature trees of Acacia tortilis and Acacia...

Author(s):Abule Ebro, Anna . TreydteB, Belete Shenkute, Getachew Haile, and Teshome Kebede

Utilization of indigenous tree and shrub species as animal feed resources in South Tigray, North Ethiopia

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Indigenous browse species can make a large contribution to livestock nutrition as they depend on such species during the dry and wet season. Despite the wide use of the browse species, no studies have been undertaken so far in the Southern zone of Tigray on utilization of such feed resources. The objectives of this study were to identify these feed resources and their utilization. A total of 103 households from five...

Author(s):Tesfay Atsbha, Solomon Wayu, Nguse Gebretsadkan, Tesfay Gebremariam and Tsgehiwet Giday

Avian Diversity and Abundance from Lebu Natural Protected Forest, Southwest Showa, Ethiopia

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This study was conducted to determine the species composition, diversity and habitat association of avian fauna from Lebu Natural Protected Forest, Southwest Showa, Ethiopia. The avian fauna survey was carried out from March to April 2019 during the dry season. A stratified sampling method was used to demarcate the study area into three habitat types, including natural forest, bushland and riverine forest. In each habitat...

Author(s):Chala Adugna, Bezawork Afework

Genetic Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance for Agronomic Traits in Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Gene Pools

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A total of 49 field pea genotypes were grown in 7 x 7 simple lattice design at two environments in south-eastern highlands of Ethiopia during 2018/19 main cropping season to study genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance for grain yield and yield-related traits. The combined / pooled/ analysis of variance revealed that there was a significant difference (p< 0.001) among the 49 field pea genotypes for all the...

Author(s):Kedir Yimam

Effect of Eucalyptus globulus on germination and growth of Crotalaria exaltata Polhill Seeds

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The studies on effects of Eucalyptus globulus on seed germination and growth potential of Crotalaria exaltataseedswere conducted in Gullele Botanic Garden. For the germination test, the stock solution was prepared from leaves of E. globulus that collected from the garden site and inserted in boiled water for 24 hours. By serial dilution 25%, 50%, 75% of treatments were prepared. Seeds were pre-treated with boiled water and...

Author(s):Wondye Kebede, Berhanu Belay, and Solomon Getahun

Urban Homegardens and Government Institution Tree-planted Compounds for Woody Species Conservation and Carbon Sequestration: The Case of Jimma City, Southwest Ethiopia

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Urban homegardens are important refuges for native biodiversity and climate change mitigation. This study investigated the potential of homegardens and government institution tree-planted, compounds for conservation of woody species and carbon sequestration in Jimma City. A complete counting of woody species within 138 homegardens and 39 sample plots (each 10 m × 10 m) placed in government institutions were surveyed....

Author(s):Kassahun Mulatu Lemt

Ethnoecological knowledge allied to the management of wild medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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This study assessed and documented ethnoecological knowledge of the indigenous people of Ada’a District that has important contribution in the conservation of wild medicinal plants. Both purposive and random sampling methods were used to collect appropriate data. Quantitative and qualitative ethnobotanical methods were used to analyze the ethnoecological data. A significance test on the indigenous knowledge variation of...

Author(s):Alemayehu Kefalew, Sara Sintayehu, Addisie Yalew

Impact of climatic variations on the distribution of the main plant species whose fruits are consumed by chimpanzees in the Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire

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Global warming is now recognized as one of the major threats to the survival of species and the integrity of ecosystems worldwide. It modifies the geographical distributions of species, which in return affects the trends of climatic variations. This study was initiated to evaluate the impact of climatic variations on the distribution of the dominant plant species in the chimpanzee’s diet of Tai National Park. The...

Author(s):CONDE Aly, GONE BI ZORO Bertin, ADOU Yao Yves Constant

Biodiversity of Anurans from Three Cocoa farms in Ondo State, Nigeria

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The research investigated the biodiversity of amphibians from cocoa farms in Ondo state. A total of 38 anurans were collected from three Cocoa farms, by handpicking under leaf litters, inside gullies, along river banks flowing through the farms and on trees. In all cases collection was done between 20:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs. Collected specimens were transported in sealed but ventilated containers to the Laboratory where...

Author(s):M.O Oniya and A.L Adeyekun

Effects of some environmental factors on vegetation diversity and community types in wood lands of Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia

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This study assesses effects of environmental factors on: (1) the floristic composition and diversity of plant species, and (2) plant communities in selected Prosopis juliflora (Prosopis) invaded districts of the Southern Afar Region, Ethiopia. Four sites from two districts Afar Region were selected for vegetation survey. Then, 64 sample quadrats were placed in the wood lands using preferential sampling design. Quadrats of...

Author(s):Wakshum Shiferaw, Sebsebe Demissew, Tamrat Bekele, Ermias Aynekulu

The effects of indiscriminate agrochemical applications on honeybee colonies in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia

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The effects of agrochemical applications on honeybee production was studied in Tigray regional state to assess the types of agrochemicals and their effects on honeybee colonies using a questionnaire survey and observation methods. From the 384 beekeepers interviewed, 52.3% of them are recognized as pesticides users. Moreover, there was significant variation in use of agrochemicals among beekeepers in the study districts (p

Author(s):Guesh Godifey Gebremicheal, Amssalu Bezabeh


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The present investigation was conducted to develop a protocol for rapid and efficient in vitro clonal propagation of Cichorium intybus L. Efficient shoot regeneration of Cichorium intybus L. from embryogenic callus cultures has been obtained using thidiazuron (TDZ). In vitro nodes have been used as explant and cultured on MS medium supplemented with different phytohormonal concentrations and combinations. TDZ/IAA...

Author(s):Rehana Hamid and Lateef Ahmad Rather

A review of Human Elephant Interactions in Tanzania, Are there proper mitigation measures?

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The success of biodiversity conservation and human societies depends intimately on the living components of natural and managed systems. Conservation of wildlife, especially elephants, is challenging under the increasing human population changes in land use systems. Land use/ land cover change (LULCC) affects the provision of ecosystem services for humans and habitat for wildlife and increase competition between humans and...

Author(s):Naza E. Mmbaga

The effects of abiotic factors on population biology of Euphorbia clivicola, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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The need to conduct a detailed biological and ecological study on Euphorbia clivicola was sparked by the drastic decline in population’ sizes of the populations of Percy Fyfe Nature Reserve and Radar Hill, coupled with the discovery of a new population at Ga-Dikgale village, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The newly discovered population lacked scientific data necessary to develop an adaptive management plan. The abiotic...

Author(s):Seloba Chuene and Martin Potgieter

Study of vegetation in the Kirala Kele partial-nature-based wetland of Southern Sri Lanka

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Biological diversity helps in the formation and maintenance of hydrology, atmosphere and lithological factors of the environment as a unique unit. The analysis of biodiversity makes use of the vegetation species and ecosystem diversity of the Kirala Kele wetland area except genetic diversity. This research focuses on revealing the environmental importance of the biodiversity of the partial-nature-based wetland in Kirala...

Author(s):S. L. J. Fernando

The effects of biotic factors on the population ecology of Euphorbia clivicola, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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The need to conduct a detailed ecological study on Euphorbia clivicola was sparked by the drastic decline in populations’ sizes of two populations (Percy Fyfe Nature Reserve and Radar Hill) coupled with the discovery of one new population in Ga-Dikgale village in Limpopo Province of South Africa. This latter population lacked scientific data necessary to effectively manage it. This study aimed to conduct a detailed...

Author(s):Seloba Chuene and Martin Potgieter

Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics in Ethiopia: Its Trend, Drivers and Effects on Forest Biodiversity

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Land use and land cover changes are an all-time phenomena. Its dramatic increasing rate since the near past centuries imply a generational cost of sustainability. Thus, this article synthesizes different literatures and provides information that could be useful for understanding trends of land use and land cover change with its associated major drivers and effects on forest biodiversity in Ethiopia. Once, 40 percent of...

Author(s):Aden Abdurahaman Shibru, Tekalign Tafese Gebretsadik

Plant diversity and composition of homegarden and coffee agroforestry systems in Yayu Biosphere Reserve, Southwest Ethiopia

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Homegarden and coffee agroforestry systems are widely practiced in southwestern Ethiopia. Despite the practice and importance of the systems, there are very limited studies in the area. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess plant diversity and composition of homegarden and coffee agroforestry systems in Yayu Biosphere Reserve. Forest inventory and household surveys were employed to collect data. Overall 101...

Author(s):Getinet Seid, Zerihun Kebebew and Simone Kathrin

Anubis baboon (Papio anubis) conflict with humans and the local community attitude towards the wildlife conservation in the Maze National Park

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Human-wildlife interaction challenges are too much in Africa, particularly in East Africa. The challenges are even larger related to baboons. Anubis baboon (Papio anubis) conflict with humans and the local community attitude towards wildlife study was carried out in the Maze National Park, Ethiopia. It was investigated based on questionnaires, informant interview, focus group discussion and direct observation methods. The...

Author(s):Tamirat Gataro and Wondimagegnehu Tekalign

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