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: 679

Table of Content: January-March 2022 ; 14(1)

January 2022

Rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) as a de facto forest common for local communities in Ghana

This paper discusses how rosewood as a common-pool resource is managed and utilized at the local community level in the wake of aggravated exploitation of the resource for export to feed external markets. Non-probability sampling technique coupled with focus group discussion was used to collect primary data from two administrative districts in the transitional zone between the savannah and high forest in Ghana. In all,...

Author(s): Obiri D. B., Abukari H., Oduro K. A., Quartey R. K., Dawoe E. L. K., Twintoh J. J. and Opuni-Frimpong E.

January 2022

Use and socio-economic values of Ricinodendron heudelotii (Bail.) Pierre, a wild oil species in Benin

Ricinodendron heudelotii is a wild oil tree species native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is also found in Benin. Its oil is rich in the essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6), fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and trace elements, essential for human health. Currently, few people know about this oil, likely explaining its almost total absence in rural markets in Benin. The species is also neglected, as little scientific data...

Author(s): Guillaume HOUNSOU-DINDIN, Rodrigue Castro GBEDOMON, Kolawolé Valère SALAKO, Aristide Cossi ADOMOU, Achille ASSOGBADJO, and Romain GLELE KAKAÏ

January 2022

Feeding pattern of forest elephants in the Nki National Park and its environs, East Region, Cameroon

Forest elephants play a vital role as keystone species in forest ecosystems, but little information is known on their feeding pattern which is a key concern for its conservation. This study was carried out in Nki National Park and the specific objective was to identify cultivated and non-cultivated plants eaten by elephants. Eleven 2 km line transects, and reconnaissance walk of approximately 40.16 km were used to...

Author(s): Fai Collins Ndi, Nguedem Sylvie Fonkwo and Tonjock Rosemary Kinge

January 2022

Ethnoecological knowledge allied to the management of wild medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

This study assessed and documented ethnoecological knowledge of the indigenous people of Ada’a District that has important contribution in the conservation of wild medicinal plants. Both purposive and random sampling methods were used to collect appropriate data. Quantitative and qualitative ethnobotanical methods were used to analyze the ethnoecological data. A significance test on the indigenous knowledge...

Author(s): Alemayehu Kefalew, Sara Sintayehu and Addisie Geremew

January 2022

Challenges for world natural heritage protection through coordinating a variety of values

Designation of protected areas is an extremely effective means of "protecting" the natural environment and natural resources, and registration as a world natural heritage site is an extremely effective conservation policy for protecting its outstanding universal value. This paper introduces three cases such as Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam, Galapagos Islands and Shirakami-Sanchi in Japan which are the sites of world...

Author(s): Kazunobu SUZUKI 

January 2022

Patterns of mammalian roadkill in the Serengeti ecosystem, northern Tanzania

Roads that traverse through protected areas if not well managed can have adverse impact on wildlife such as road-kills which is of global conservation concern. Though mammalian road-kills have been reported in different protected areas worldwide, very little information on the problem is available in the Serengeti ecosystem. This study employed both cross sectional observation and opportunistic encounter methods to...

Author(s): Richard D. Lyamuya, Evaline J. Munisi, Kwaslema M. Hariohay, Emmanuel H. Masenga, John K. Bukombe, Grayson G. Mwakalebe, Maulid L. Mdaki, Ally K. Nkwabi and Robert D. Fyumagwa