Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009

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Phytodiversity and carbon stock in reforested sites, sacred forests and anthropized savannahs in the canton of Lara in Cameroon

A study was conducted in three villages (Gaban, Kilguim and Massinkou) of Lara Township to study the phytodiversity and carbon stock of reforested sites, sacred forests and anthropized savannahs. Statgraphic 5.0 plus, Excel and Xlstat pro analysis of the data showed that there were 2209 individuals in 48 species, 38 genera and 23 families on average. The afforested savannahs have the largest number of stems with...

Author(s):Tchobsala, Beidi Eugene, Ibrahima Adamou, Froumsia Moksia, Haiwa Gilbert, Haoua Madeleine

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Abundance and Distribution of Pangolins (Manis spp.) in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park, North West Region, Cameroon

This study was carried out in the rainy season from 10th of July to the 10th of October 2017. The general objective was to contribute to the conservation of Pangolins by establishing baseline data for their remaining stronghold habitats which will serve as a guide for management decisions in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park (K-FNP). The methodology employed for data collection was “recce walk for collecting bio-indicators. A...

Author(s):TSI Evaristus ANGWAFO, NGONG Kenneth KAIMO, MVO Denis CHUO and WOYU Hans BERINYUY

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Evaluation of Desho Grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin) Lines for their Adaptability at Mechara Research Station, Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia

This experiment was under taken at Mechara Agricultural Research center of on- station site for two consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 cropping season. The aim of the research was to identify the best adaptable and high biomass and dry matter yielders from four ecotype of Desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) to demonstrate promising ecotypes for livestock producer’s community in study area. Randomized complete block...

Author(s):Birmaduma Gadisa, Tamrat Dinkale and Muleta Debela

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Ecological Implication of Habitat Fragmentation and Introduction of Alien Species on Biodiversity Condition in Ikogosi Environs, Southwestern Nigeria

The impact of landscape fragmentation and exotic species introduction to the Ikogosi environs was assessed through the rate of deforestation, habitat degradation and displacement of indigenous species in the community. The study aims to enquire the state of biodiversity condition and alien species introduction. In all, 264 copies of questionnaire were successfully retrieved from the respondents and were subjected to...

Author(s):Opeyemi Aniramu , Olabiyi Coker and Raphael Odelola

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Ethnobotanical Study of Homegarden Plant Diversity and Management Practices in Wolkite Town, Gurage Zone, Central Ethiopia

This study aim to document ethnobotanical study on homegarden plant diversity and management practices in Wolkite town, Central Ethiopia. A total of forty informants were randomly selected from four Villages (Mariamsefere-edgetebere, Mariamsefere-addishiwote, Temketebehar-edgetebere and Temketebehar-addishiwote). Of which, 8 key informants were selected purposively by criteria of age, gender indigenous knowledge and...

Author(s):Behailu Bizuayehu, Minichil Addis and Ashenafi Teklemariam

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An Evaluation of Poaching and Bushmeat off takes in the Ebo Forest Reserve (EFR), Littoral Region, Cameroon

Study on the Poaching and Bushmeat off takes /harvest in the Ebo Forest Reserve, was carried out in 2012 and 2016 to identify and quantify species poached, poaching methods and seasonal impact on harvest rates and quantity. To achieve this task, purposeful and random sampling methods were used for the selection of respondents for questionnaires administration. In all, 182 from a population of about 461 poachers were...


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Nutritional ecology and conservation of mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona, Schreber, 1774) in Okomu National Park, Nigeria

The mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona) is one of the eight non-human primates protected in the Okomu National Park (ONP), a lowland rainforest in southwest Nigeria. Little is known about the various plant species they feed on and the nutritional profile of those plants. The objective of the study was to determine the plant species eaten by mona monkeys in ONP during the dry and rainy seasons, and their nutritional...


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The Status, Distribution and challenges of Protected Areas: Review of Protected Areas in Ethiopia

The ecosystem of Ethiopia classified as Afroalpine and Sub-Afroalpine, Dry Evergreen Montane Forest and Grassland Complex, Moist Evergreen Montane Forest, Acacia-Commiphora Woodland, Combretum-Terminalia Woodland, Lowland Semi-evergreen Forest, Desert and Semi- Desert Scrubland, and Inland Waters. These diverse ecosystems have endowed Ethiopia with a diverse biological wealth of plants, animals, and microbial species. This...

Author(s):Feyisa Berhanu Niguse

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Flora composition, structure and diversity in the Kimbi Fungom National Park, North West Region, Cameroon

The Kimbi Fungom National Park is reported to be relatively less diverse compared to other national parks of Cameroon. This might be due to the configuration of the landscape and habitat types. The main objective of this study was to determine the species composition, structure and diversity in the heterogeneous landscape of the Kimbi Fungom National Park defined by different habitat types. The park was divided into 20...

Author(s):Amos Fang Zeh

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Woody Species Diversity, Structure and Regeneration Status of the Moist Afromontane Forest of Agama in South-Western Ethiopia

We conducted a study in Agama Forest in Kafa zone, South Western Ethiopia to investigate species diversity, vegetation structure and regeneration status of woody species. Sixty sample plots of 25 m x25 m were laid at 300m interval along ten grids interspaced 800m apart. All woody plant species were recorded in 25 m X 25 m and for seedling and sapling inventory, two sub-quadrats of 2 m X 5 m were used at the beginning and...

Author(s):Abyot Dibaba

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The Jola civilization and the mamagement of mangrove in Lower Casamance, Senegal

The mangrove ecosystem is one of the most productive in Casamance and the most important biomes in Senegal. This threatened ecosystem is found on the banks of Casamance river and along its tributaries, known as the bolong (Inlets, sills). The importance of the mangrove ecosystem results from its biodiversity and its ecological, economic and socio-cultural (ritual places, totem cockpit, etc.) functions. The Lower Casamance...

Author(s):Claudette Soumbane Diatta, Amadou Abdoul Sow, Malick Diouf

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A review on Aquaculture: A potential solution to food insecurity and poverty in Kenya Steve Omari Ngodhe and George Ochola

In Kenya, it has been documented that demand for fish is endlessly rising; however, supply of fish continues to lag behind due to dwindling of natural fish stocks. Besides, there is still insignificant aquaculture production in Kenya compared to a global scale, which is not in tandem with the worldwide rapid growth of the sector. Nonetheless, Kenya exhibits great yet to be fully explored potential for aquaculture...

Author(s):Steve Omari Ngodhe and George Ochola

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Study of the floristic diversity of rangelands in arid regions of South-East Algeria

In the context of identifying the spontaneous forage species constituting a large part of the ruminant diet of the arid regions of Algeria; our research focused on the study of the floristic diversity of pasture rangelands in southeastern Algeria. The floristic surveys carried out in four grazing stations have made it possible to identify 28 plant species that belong to 16 families. This community is dominated by Poaceae,...

Author(s):Kahramen Deghnouche, Khedidja Djennane, Aissa Djerouni

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Native nitrogen-fixing plants in the natural landscape of Canterbury, New Zealand

Although the growth characteristics and preferred growth conditions of many of nitrogen-fixing species have been described, less is known of their natural species assemblages and associated soil status in natural or semi-natural conditions. The work studied plant communities and soil properties at locations where native N-fixers are naturally found in Canterbury, New Zealand. Four native N-fixers (Sophora microphylla (S....

Author(s):Shanshan. Li

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Forests are important in the lives of local communities as they provide poles for construction, woodfuel for cooking, they help reduce soil erosion and provide various foods and medicines due to biodiversity. Most local communities depend on forests in supplementing their livelihoods. At the moment forests are being lost and it is important to understand the impacts of the lost. Therefore, Tthe objective of the study was...

Author(s):Deuteronomy Kasaro, Elijah Phiri, and Imasiku Nyambe

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Ecological status of freshwater ecosystems: ''Courses of water of the Oukaimeden and Ourika'' (High Atlas of Marrakech)

Surface water is said to be in a good state when its chemical and ecological status is at least good. The physico-chemical quality of water provides only a point-in-time image of the quality of a river. The study of aquatic fauna and flora informs us well of the actual quality of the course of water due to a character integrator of these biological compartments. This makes us to study the quality of the course of the fresh...

Author(s):Jediyi Hicham

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Prospects And Challenges in Village Land Forest Reserves Management in Tanzania: A Case of Selected VLFRS in Mbarali District

This study aimed at investigating challenges and prospects in the management of Village Land Forest Reserves (VLFRs) in Mabadaga, Mbuyuni and Itamboleo villages, administratively in Mbarali district, southern Tanzania. Data were collected through questionnaire surveys, in-depth key informant interviews, physical field visits and documentary reviews. A total of 44 subjects were involved in the study. SPSS, Microsoft Excel...

Author(s):Anton C. Nzali and Abiud Kaswamila

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Gas flaring effects on spatial dynamism of soil cover through remotely sensed images: Case of study Ibeno Local Government, Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria

Soil cover refers to vegetation, including crops, and crop residues on the surface of the soil. Gas flaring is a common practice associated with oil and gas industry in Nigeria and has a cumulative effect on the greenness of vegetation. This study analyzes remotely sensed, imagery to reveal the effects of gas flaring over time on soil cover in Ibeno Local Government Akwa-Ibom State. A 4-date serial Landsat satellite were...

Author(s):Imette E. Akpan

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Population status, feeding ecology and activity pattern of common bushbuck (Tragelaphus Scriptus decula) in Sekele Mariam Forest, West Gojjam, Ethiopia

A study on the population status, feeding ecology and activity pattern of common bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus decula) was carried out in the Sekele Mariam Forest from December 2016 to August 2017 including wet and dry seasons. Data were collected using total count and direct observation method. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and compared with Chi-square test and one way ANOVA. Average number...

Author(s):Mesele Yihune

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