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: 678

Table of Content: April 2011; 3(4)

April 2011

Perception of people towards lions and other wildlife killing humans, around Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

  Conflicts between humans and wild animals play an important role in shaping conservation paradigm and perception of local people towards different species of wildlife. The most common problem presented by wildlife to humans includes crop damage, attacking and killing human, spreading of diseases and destruction of water sources. In Tanzania, attacks of humans by large carnivores especially lions is a growing...

Author(s): Nyahongo J.  W. and Røskaft E.,

April 2011

Pests of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews) and their natural enemies in Tamil Nadu, India

  Investigations were made from April 2004 to March 2005 in Coimbatore and Theni districts of Tamil Nadu to record the pest status of vanilla and their natural enemies. A total of seven arthropods, seven gastropods and two invertebrates were recorded as pests of vanilla. Out of 60 farms surveyed, only nine had the incidence of pest attack. Among the pests, white grubs and Giant African Snail were found to cause...

Author(s):   K. Vanitha, P. Karuppuchamy and P. Sivasubramanian

April 2011

Hydrobiological parameters, population density and distribution pattern in the gastropod Nerita (dostia) crepidularia Lamarck, 1822, from mangroves of Vellar estuary, Southeast India

  In the present study, the seasonal variation in physic-chemical parameters, population density and distribution pattern of Nerita crepidularia in the mangroves of Vellar estuary, Tamil Nadu was studied for a period of one year (January to December). The physico-chemical parameters such as temperature (atmospheric and water), pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen and rainfall were estimated. The atmospheric...

Author(s): Chendur Palpandi

April 2011

Role of auxin on adventitious root formation and subsequent growth of cutting raised plantlets of Ginkgo biloba L.

    Role of some auxins, indol-3-butyric acid (IBA) and α-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) has been examined for their stimulatory effects on adventitious root formation in stem cuttings of Ginkgo biloba as well as on subsequent growth and survival of these cutting raised plantlets. Lower concentration of IBA (10.0 µM) was found to be the most effective treatment as it not only...

Author(s): Aseesh Pandey, Sushma Tamta and Dinesh Giri

April 2011

Plant composition and growth of wild Coffea arabica: Implications for management and conservation of natural forest resources

         The montane rainforests of Ethiopia are the only places of origin and genetic diversity for Coffea arabica species. These natural forest areas with the occurrence of wild coffee gene pools are however under constant threats, largely due to anthropogenic activities. The study aims to determine the variability in plant compositions and growth of wild Coffea arabica trees in the natural...

Author(s): Taye Kufa and Mand J. Burkhardt