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: 625

Table of Content: November 2014; 6(11)

November 2014

Grey parrot Psittacus harvesting for conservation must have a robust scientific basis: A response to Tamungang et al. (2013)

Estimates of population sizes forms many aspects of conservation policy and planning, including IUCN Red List decisions and CITE decisions on trade in endangered species. For population size estimates to be useful to decision-makers, it is critical that they are made using appropriate methods and that when reported, sources of uncertainty and systematic bias are discussed and accounted for in the conclusions. A failure...

Author(s): Rowan O. Martin, James Gilardi, Robin Johnson, Paul Kariuki Ndang’ang’a, Roger Fotso, Ofir Drori and Mike Perrin

November 2014

Conservation and historical biogeography: How did the mountain chicken frog get to the Caribbean?

Leptodactylus fallax, commonly known as the mountain chicken frog, is a large terrestrial frog currently found on two islands in the Caribbean. Habitat destruction, overhunting and disease outbreaks have contributed to declining population numbers. In order to identify appropriate conservation strategies, the historic geographic distribution of this frog must first be determined. Because no archeological evidence...

Author(s): Jay D. King and Pamela C. Ashmore

November 2014

Composition and stand structure of a regenerating tropical rainforest ecosystem in South-western Nigeria

The dynamics of forest regeneration in a tropical rainforest ecosystem in South-western Nigeria as exemplified by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Forest Reserve, Ibadan, Nigeria was assessed. Twenty-four sample plots of 25 × 25 m each were used to assess all plants ≥ 5 cm diameter at breast height (dbh) (1.3 m) in each plot for density, height, dbh and frequency. Detrended Correspondence...

Author(s): Oladoye, A. O., Aduradola, A. M., Adedire, M. O. and Agboola D. A

November 2014

Availability and size class distribution of the most popular Indigenous fruits trees and implications for sustainable harvest around the Ivindo National Park, Gabon

A study was carried out in “the often” and “the rarely” harvested locations of the Ivindo National Park (Gabon) to determine the availability, height and Diameter at breast height (DBH) size class distributions of Coula edulis, Dacriodes buettneri and Irvingia gabonensis, the three most popular Indigenous fruits (IFs) used by local people for meeting their livelihoods needs around the Ivindo...

Author(s): Christian MIKOLO YOBO, and Kasumi ITO

November 2014

Invasive weed risk assessment of three potential bioenergy fuel species

Bioenergy crops are potential renewable sources of bio-diesel which have low emission profiles, environmentally beneficial, and capable of substituting petro-diesel. However, since most of them are introduced or are not native, it is essential to reduce the ecological and economic consequences of invasive pest introductions and the potential invasiveness of species not yet introduced. The Australian Weed Risk Assessment...

Author(s): Puran Bridgemohan and Ronell S.H. Bridgemohan

November 2014

Attitudes of Maasai pastoralists towards the conservation of large carnivores in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area of Northern Tanzania

Attitudes towards the conservation of lions, leopards, cheetah, spotted hyenas and African wild dogs were assessed in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area of northern Tanzania in January 2013. Our survey encompassed 181 individuals each representing onehousehold, of which 30 were chosen randomly from six Maasai pastoralist villages. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to acquire the required information from the...

Author(s): Richard D. Lyamuya, Emmanuel H. Masenga, Franco Peniel Mbise, Robert D. Fyumagwa, Machoke N. Mwita and Eivin Røskaft