Participatory wildlife management in Serengeti, Tanzania: Lessons and challenges from community based conservation outreach project
Participation in natural resources management is a recent development in the modern biodiversity conservation. However it is challenged by the designing of community conservation outreach projects, socio-economic factors, and the cultural contexts of the communities. This paper addresses the participation of local people in wildlife management in the west of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. It is based on...
Studies on agrestal diversity in the sugarcane field of Howrah district, West Bengal, India: use as an important bioresource for human welfare
Agrestals are small plants (weeds) in the agricultural field which have had a huge impact on agriculture through the ages, and they continue to effect agricultural practices today. Generally, weeds are plants said to grow where they are not wanted. They compete with crops for water, nutrients, light and space thus reduce crop yields, but not all weeds are undesirable. In many systems, weeds are useful...
Diversity of Nepenthes spp. in West Kalimantan
The paper is describing the result of survey of pitcher plants (Nepenthes spp.) diversity at six habitats in West Kalimantan. The research was conducted by investigation of specimens at Herbarium Bogoriense and Nepenthes nurseries in Pontianak. Besides that, the research was also supported by personal communication with Nepenthes hubbies in Pontianak and related literature. The study...
Survey of medicinal plants used to treat human ailments in Hawzen district, Northern Ethiopia
Role of seed mycoflora on seed germination of Oroxylum indicum (L.) Vent. in Kumaun region of Indian Central Himalaya
A number of fungi was isolated from the seeds of Oroxylum indicum (L.) Vent. The mycoflora associated with the seeds of this tree has not been previously reported from Kumaun region of Indian Central Himalaya. During the course of the study, mycoflora such as Fusarium solani, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus nidulens, Penicillium sp., Trichoderma...