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: 646

Table of Content: June 2016; 8(6)

June 2016

Population size estimates and distribution of the African elephant using the dung surveys method in Rubondo Island National Park, Tanzania

A study to estimate population size and distribution of elephants in the Rubondo Island National Park (RINP) was conducted between March and July 2014. It involved elephant dung survey methods. In estimating elephant dung pile density, a total of 217 dung piles were enumerated in 58 transects (each 1 km). The on-site dung decay rate computed from 100 marked fresh dung piles was estimated to be 0.01542 per day. By...

Author(s): Simon Mwambola, Jasper Ijumba, Wickson Kibasa, Emmanuel Masenga, Ernest Eblate and Linus Munishi

June 2016

Assessment of diversity and conservation status of plants at Mount Kenya University Medicinal Botanical Garden, Thika sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya

The studies on biodiversity of living organisms as well as the ecosystems which they are part of is essential for the assessment of species composition and setting priorities in conservation matters. The plant diversity assessment at Mount Kenya University Medicinal Botanical Garden was done over a period of three years using both individual observation and line intercept/point centered quadrant methods on five...

Author(s): Misonge J. M., Wakori E. W. T., Kimondo J. N., Kisengi J. M., Waiganjo B. W., Mwambeo M. H., Gachukia R. M., Muguku J. K., Moriasi A. G., Mungai G. and Nickson O. O.

June 2016

Review of policies, legislations and institutions for biodiversity information in sub - Saharan Africa

Over the past three decades, most sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have developed national policies, legislations, plans, and institutions that are geared towards biodiversity conservation and management. However, evidently lacking in these instruments is the mechanisms for the generation, processing and sharing of biodiversity information. This study reviews the current biodiversity policy and institutional...

Author(s): Nicholas Ozor, Ernest Nti Acheampong and Bobadoye Ayodotun