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: 678

Table of Content: March 2012; 4(3)

March 2012

Standardization of herbal medicines - A review

  There is increasing awareness and general acceptability of the use of herbal drugs in today’s medical practice. Although, most of these applications are unorthodox, it is however a known fact that over 80% of the world population depends on herbal medicines and product for healthy living. This rise in the use of herbal product has also given rise to various forms of abuse and adulteration of the...

Author(s): Kunle, Oluyemisi Folashade, Egharevba, Henry Omoregie and Ahmadu, Peter Ochogu

March 2012

Conserving species of the Manilkara spp. threatened with extinction in vegetation fragments in Ecotone zones

  Ecosystem fragmentation has become one of the most striking aspects of human-driven environmental change in North-eastern Brazil, and this modification of natural habitats, in turn, has become one of the principal causes of species extinction. In light of these observations, the question arises as to whether floristic studies and botanical collections can help save species threatened with extinction. The...

Author(s): Eduardo Bezerra de Almeida Jr., Francisco Soares Santos Filho and Carmen Sílvia Zickel

March 2012

Modelling the spatial distribution of endemic Caesalpinioideae in Central Africa, a contribution to the evaluation of actual protected areas in the region

  Understanding why some regions have higher levels of diversity and which factors are driving the occurrence of species in a particular area is crucial for environmental management and for the development of species conservation strategies. In this study, we studied seven species of the Caesalpinioideae that are endemic in Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Rwanda). The...

Author(s): Joël Ndayishimiye, Michelle Greve, Piet Stoffelen, Marie J. Bigendako, Charles De Cannière, Jens- C. Svenning and Jan Bogaert

March 2012

Genetic variability of sacred fir (Abies religiosa) in the Nevado de Toluca National Park

  Sacred fir (Abies religiosa) forests of the Nevado de Toluca National Park, Mexico, are threatened principally by illegal cutting and an increasing incidence of parasites as bark beetles and dwarf mistletoe. An important and sometimes ignored component of conservations plan is genetic variability hence, it is necessary to carry out studies on the genetic diversity of sacred fir to create an efficient plan of...

Author(s): Rosa-Laura Heredia-Bobadilla, Guadalupe Gutiérrez-González, Sergio Franco-Maass and Amaury-Martín Arzate-Fernández

March 2012

On-farm evaluation of improved Brachiaria grasses in low rainfall and aluminium toxicity prone areas of Rwanda

  The aim of this study was to determine the production of improved Brachiaria grass in comparison with indigenous Brachiaria under low rainfall and aluminium toxicity areas of Rwanda. Three varieties and five hybrids of Brachiaria grass from CIAT and two local grasses (control) were used for on-farm participatory trials without fertilizer application. Twelve farms were selected in each study area and on each...

Author(s):   Mutimura M. and Everson T. M.

March 2012

Conservation of folk healing practices and commercial medicinal plants with special reference to Nagaland

  Nagaland is one of the states of North Eastern India which is bordered in the East by Myanmar, Assam in the West Manipur in the South and Arunachal Pradesh and partly Assam in the North. It lies between 93.5 to 94.70 N longitude and 25.5 to 27.5 E latitude. The state as a whole is a hilly tract and occupying an area of 16,527 sq. km. The state consists of seven...

Author(s): Rama Shankar and Ramesh Babu Devalla