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: 650

Table of Content: December 2017; 9(12)

December 2017

Energy consumption and expenditure of Panthera pardus in the Southern African region: How much hunting success is enough?

Panthera pardus is a widespread mammalian carnivore, with a very broad diet range. Therefore, it is often seen as needing less protection as compared with some other predator species. However, with a 37% reduction in historic range and some subspecies critically endangered, the leopard is a species that does indeed require certain conservation attention. In Southern Africa, there are several threats facing the leopard:...

Author(s): Ielyzaveta Maksymivna Ivanova

December 2017

Distribution and habitat suitability of Nile crocodile (Crocodilus niloticus, L. 1768) in Tekeze River Dam, Tigray, Ethiopia

Understanding the spatial distribution and habitat utilization by animals play a significant role in wildlife conservation and habitat management for the benefits of both animals and communities living close to protected areas. This study was conducted to identify the distribution and habitat use of Crocodilus niloticus in Tekeze River Dam through qualitative and quantitative surveys based on diurnal survey,...

Author(s): Chala Adugna, Solomon Kiros, Tadesse Dejene, Tsehaye Asmelash and Kiros M. Hadgu

December 2017

Land use/cover change analysis and local community perception towards land cover change in the lowland of Bale rangelands, Southeast Ethiopia

Changes in ecosystem functions can be analyzed through changes in land use land cover (LULC) systems. This study was carried out to analyze the LULC changes and perception of local community towards land cover change in the lowlands of Bale, Southeast Ethiopia using remote sensing data, field observations and perception of local people. The results showed that cultivated land, settlement, bush land and bare land...

Author(s): Mohammed Mussa, Habtamu Teka and Yared Mesfin

December 2017

Ecological niche modeling and strategies for the conservation of Dialium guineense Willd. (Black velvet) in West Africa

Dialium guineense is a multipurpose species useful in many respects. It is used in agroforestry and the trade of most of its organs is source of income for rural populations. Despite the high interests of this species to populations, we do not know much about how its spatial distribution could be impacted by climate change and which strategies to implement for its sustainable use and conservation. In order to overcome...

Author(s): Jean Cossi Ganglo, Géoffroy Kévin Djotan, Jaures A. Gbètoho, Sundy Berlioz Kakpo, Augustin K. N. Aoudji, Kourouma Koura and Donald Romaric Yêhouénou Tessi

December 2017

Quantifying of plant species diversity, composition and density at Dammam Region, Eastern province, Saudi Arabia

This study assessed the diversity composition and density of plant species at Dammam Region, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Plant diversity is a vital component of any ecosystem. It is a well-known fact that, worldwide, thousands of plant species are endangered and facing extinction with the current trend of their influence and destruction. Changes in the structure of the assortment of resources lessen plant...

Author(s): Sameh A. Amin and Wafa’a A. AL-Taisan