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: 669

Table of Content: February 2016; 8(2)

February 2016

Raid range selection by elephants around Kakum Conservation Area: Implications for the identification of suitable mitigating measures

The factors that influenced elephants raiding in some spatial ranges around Kakum Conservation Area (KCA), Ghana were investigated. Crops were the basis for range selection by the elephants and the most commonly raided crops were plantain, cocoa and cassava. However, oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantations, bushes, crops at seedling and growing stages, or farms with active pepper fence never suffered any raid. It was...

Author(s): Dakwa, K. B., Monney, K. A. and Attuquayefio, D.

February 2016

Woody plant species diversity in the last wild habitat of the Derby Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus Gray, 1847) in Niokolo Koba National Park, Senegal, West Africa

The Niokolo Koba National Park (NKNP) in Senegal is the last refuge of the critically endangered antelope of the subspecies Derby Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus Gray, 1847). Woody plants, that provide shelters and forage for the Eland in NKNP, were assessed for their floristic diversity to characterize its confined habitat. Hence, 156 square plots of 20m x 20m were established randomly in the confined area of...

Author(s): Mariama Camara, Charlemagne D.S.J. Gbemavo, Valère K. Salako, François N. Kouame, Bienvenu Sambou and Romain L. Glèlè Kakaï

February 2016

Evolution of policies and legal frameworks governing the management of forest and National Parks resources in Gabon

In the Congo Basin region, sustainable management of forests and protected areas is mostly biodiversity oriented while little is known about governance effectiveness of such forest resources, especially in Gabon. This paper assesses available policy, legislations and institutions to enhance the management of Gabonese forests and National Parks resources. Data was gathered through systematic review of literature and...

Author(s): Christian Mikolo Yobo, and Kasumi Ito

February 2016

Field evaluation of naturally occurring mosquito repellents in Mt. Kenya Region, Kenya

Malaria continues to claim about 2 million lives annually worldwide. In Kenya, malaria equally depicts a morbid picture. It poses a major threat to the lives and health of 20 million people in Kenya and is a major killer mainly of children under five years and expectant mothers. This research was aimed at identifying plants used by communities in repelling mosquitoes. Community meetings were held at the District Culture...

Author(s): Kariuki, J. M., Kariuki, S.T., Muchiri, D. R. and Njoka, E.