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: 655

Table of Content: December 2012; 4(15)

December 2012

Fish diversity of North East India, inclusive of the Himalayan and Indo Burma biodiversity hotspots zones: A checklist on their taxonomic status, economic importance, geographical distribution, present status and prevailing threats

  The paper lists 422 fish species from north east India, belonging to 133 genera and 38 families. The maximum diversity is observed in the family Cyprinidae, which is represented by 154 species. Families Anguillidae, Engraulidae, Chacidae, Aplocheilidae, Syngnathidae, Sciaenidae, Osphronemidae, Ophichthidae, Pristigastiridae and Tetraodontidae are represented by a single species each. The habitat, economic...

Author(s): Umesh C. Goswami, Sudip K. Basistha, Dilip Bora, Konthoujam Shyamkumar, Bishnupriya Saikia and Kimneilam Changsan

December 2012

Human–elephant conflict: Do elephants contribute to low mean grades in schools within elephant ranges?

  African elephant’ interfering with pupils’ attendance at school is one of the often mentioned, but less documented form of human-elephant conflict (HEC) and can result in reduced education standards of pupils and schools, human deaths and injuries and the retaliatory killing of elephants. This, however, has not been proven, apart from the anecdotal evidence; hence no mitigation measures have been...

Author(s): Sitati N. W., Walpole M. W., Leader-Williams N., and Stephenson P. J.

December 2012

Vegetation structure and composition in Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Central India

  Diversity of plants includes their presence and habit in specific ecological area. Plants’ adaptability, genetic makeup and related environment influence their composition. This present study aims to assess vegetation on campus. A total number of 273 plant species belonging to 84 families were recorded, in which Fabaceae registered as the largest family with 38 plant species. Herbs showed their maximum...

Author(s): D. K. Patel

December 2012

A case study of termite mound occurrence in relation to forest edges and canopy cover within the Barandabhar forest corridor in Nepal

The Barandabhar forest corridor (BFC) in the Royal Chitwan National Park is an example of a buffer zone implemented to mitigate the effect of local communities on conservation and the effect of conservation on local communities. However, the effectiveness of these actions for conservation may depend on the intensity of human activity and the species considered. We conducted a field survey within the BFC to study how...

Author(s): E. P. Axelsson and J. Andersson

December 2012

Habitat use of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni, Lyddeker, 1911) in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

  A study on habitat use of the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni), an endemic ungulate known to science in 1908, was conducted from May to June 2007 in the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP). The study area was divided into three major habitat group based upon the dominant vegetation and relative location. Vegetation use by the animal were accessed in randomly laid 171 square plots of 100 m2 area size along...

Author(s): Yosef Mamo, Afework Bekele and Girma Mengesha

December 2012

Vegetation analysis of Montane forest of Western Ghats with special emphasis on RET species

  We explored the degree to which Bangladeshi farmers perceive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) as agricultural pests, as related to the type of farming and other characteristics of the farmers. We analysed the size and cropping patterns of farms raided by wild elephants, the extent and nature of crop loss, the months and timing of crop raiding, and the size of the crop-raiding elephants’ herds. The...

Author(s): Brilliant R., Vincy Mary Varghese, Joby Paul and Pradeepkumar A. P.