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: 634

Table of Content: July-September 2021; 13(3)

July 2021

Can conservation incentives promote willingness to coexist with large carnivores in the eastern Serengeti ecosystem?

Communities living adjacent to protected areas tend to express more willingness to coexist with large carnivores in their areas when they receive tangible benefits. The aim of this study was to explore people’s willingness to coexist with large carnivores, including lions (Panthera leo), leopards (Panthera pardus), cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta), African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) and...

Author(s): Franco P. Mbise and Eivin Røskaft

July 2021

Spatial distribution, ecological niche model of pignut and control eradication strategies in the context of climate and global change for Benin, West Africa

Benin’s native biodiversity, like other countries in the world, is facing biological invasions through the proliferation of invasive alien species. One of them, the pignut (Mesosphaerum suaveolens (L.) Kuntze, Lamiaceae), represents a serious threat to the biodiversity. The control of its spatial distribution and ecological niche are essential to understand its favorable spatial area and predict its dynamics. The...

Author(s): AÏKPON Gorgias, KOURA Kourouma and GANGLO C. Jean

July 2021

Impact of protected areas on the livelihood of locals: A case study in Saadani National Park, Tanzania

We randomly selected 200 households from the four villages (50 per village) based on the household distance from the park: villages settled close to the park and villages settled further away from the park. Besides, qualitative methods including focus group discussions and direct observations, were used. Community activities differed between the two groups of villages (close and far from the park). Furthermore, local...

Author(s): Franco P. Mbise, Beatrice Moshi and Eivin Røskaft

July 2021

Forest cover change due to large scale plantation agriculture and community perception of its impact on climate variability in Nguti sub-division, South West Cameroon Region

This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of plantation agriculture on land use, land cover change in the Nguti sub division and to investigate resident’s perception about the effects of land use, land cover change on local climatic variability. Satellite maps from Landsat multispectral images were processed using Arc GIS 8 to assess land cover change overtime. Structured questionnaires, focused group...

Author(s): Clara Enow Ayombe, Amahui George Amenhwi and Mbah Ignatius Ngala

July 2021

Assessment the conservation status and vulnerability of the ichthyological population of the Bandama River in the Marahoué Region (Central West of Côte d'Ivoire)

The conservation status and the vulnerability to fishing pressure of the ichthyological population of the Bandama River located in the Marahoué Region (Côte d’Ivoire) were assessed. Sampling of fish fauna was conducted from September 2019 to November 2020 using experimental and artisanal fisheries. The results of International Union for Conservation of Nature show that, the majority of the fish...

Author(s): OUATTARA Dramane, ASSI Sonan Romuald, KONAN Kouakou Séraphin and BOUSSOU Koffi Charles

July 2021

Tree species composition and diversity in Agoro-Agu Central Forest Reserve, Lamwo District, Northern Uganda

Tree species composition and diversity were assessed in Agoro-Agu Central Forest Reserve located in Lamwo district-Northern Uganda. Fifteen transects, each 2 km long, were established in the reserve. A procedure of nested quadrats was employed for a systematic sampling of mature trees, saplings and seedlings at 100 m interval(s). Vegetation analysis was conducted in Species Diversity and Richness (SDRiv) software. A...

Author(s): John Bosco Lamoris Okullo, Sylvano Afai, Grace Nangendo and James Kalema

July 2021

Assessment of the diversity and abundance of tree species in Afe Babalola University, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

In this study, an assessment of trees diversity and abundance in the Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria was carried out. Stratified sampling method was employed. The University was divided into four strata for adequate sampling (Stratum A, B, C, D). The results revealed a total of 816 individual trees of 21 tree species belonging to 16 families. The family Aracaceae has the highest number of species...

Author(s): Jeje A. A., Olanipekun M. K. and Otoide J. E.

July 2021

Ethnobotanical study of the coconut palm in the Coastal Zone of Benin

The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.), also known as “tree of life”, is widely distributed across the Coastal Zone in Benin, where its cultivation is most important. Using participatory research appraisal tools and techniques, a survey was conducted in this zone to assess the diversity of coconut ecotypes, associated endogenous knowledge and their utilization. Nineteen villages randomly selected, and...

Author(s): Ulysse Ayihaou DAA-KPODE, Gustave DJEDATIN, Edmond SACLA AIDE, Kolawolé Valère SALAKO, Farid BABA-MOUSSA and Kifouli ADEOTI,