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: 625

Table of Content: August 2014; 6(8)

August 2014

Smallholder farmers’ practices and perception of forest, soil and water conservation Technologies in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Africa has indigenous natural resource management practices that have been existing many years ago among many diverse ethnic groups. Exploration of such practices can substantially contribute to the nature conservation and welfare improvement in predominately rural areas like the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. On account of this postulation, this paper reviews selected case studies on indigenous natural resource...

Author(s): Mulatu F. Zerihun, Zeleke Worku and Mammo Muchie

August 2014

Seasonal botanical characteristics of the diets of Grant’s (Gazella granti Brooke) and Thomson’s (Gazella Thomsoni Guenther) in the dryland habitats of south-central, Kenya

Understanding of dietary requirements of different wildlife populations is critical in wildlife habitat conservation especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where wildlife contributes much to the National GDP of many countries. This study was conducted to determine the seasonal (wet/dry) diet profiles of Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles (Gazella Thomson and Gazella granti) in the Athi-Kapiti savannah ecosystem of...

Author(s): R. K. Ngugi, J. M. Kilonzo, , J. M. Kimeu and S. M. Mureithi

August 2014

Rare tree species in nurseries across the Visayas, Philippines

Rare tree species make a significant contribution to the species richness in natural tropical forests but often they are endangered. Integrating them into plantation schemes is an important option for biodiversity conservation. In the Visayas, Philippines, we surveyed tree nurseries with a focus on 20 rare native species. Including the focal species, we found a total of 138 tree species in nurseries of which 73% were...

Author(s): Dennis P. Peque, and Dirk Hölscher

August 2014

Biodiversity of mushrooms in Patharia forest of Sagar (M.P.)-III

Patharia forest is situated on Vindhyan ranges at about 457.2-533.4 m above msl. It is mixed and dry deciduous type, dominated by Acacia species, Butea monosperma, Tectona grandis and ground flora consisting of Biophytum sensitivum, Cassia tora, Cynodon dactylon, Euphorbia geniculata, Heteropogon contortus, Lantana camara, Parthenium hysterophorus, etc. During the period of July 2011-July...

Author(s): Deepak Vyas, Anjuli Chaubey and Poonam Dehariya

August 2014

Species diversity and habitat association of butterflies around 30 km radius of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant area of Tamil Nadu, India

A detailed study on the butterfly species diversity was carried around 30 km radius of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant area, Tirunelveli, India during 2011-2013. The survey yielded 6347 individuals of 64 species, belonging to the families Nymphalidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Papilionidae and Hesperiidae. A total of 64 species of butterflies belonging to 47 genera were recorded. The relative abundance was high for...

Author(s): P. Kumar and A. G. Murugesan

August 2014

Diurnal activity patterns of Burchell’s zebra (Equus quagga, Gray 1824) in Yabello Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Ethiopia

A study on the diurnal activity pattern of Burchell’s zebra (Equus quagga, Gray 1824) was carried out in the Yabello Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Ethiopia during October 2009 to March 2010 including wet and dry seasons. Scan sampling methods were used to collect the data peaks in daily activity that occurred in early morning, mid day and late afternoon. Data on activity time budget were analyzed by assessing time...

Author(s): Reta Regassa and Solomon Yirga

August 2014

Diversity of life-forms within Sapindaceae Juss. in West Africa and Western Cameroon: A field guide

One of the major challenges faced by biologist during field studies is the identification of plant species and this is most evident in the tropics where biodiversity richness is very high. Hence this study was conducted in order to document and produce a guide for the identification of the diversity of life forms that represents the family Sapindaceae in West Africa. In view of this, plant exploration was carried out in...

Author(s): Onuminya, T. O and Ogundipe, O. T.