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: 653

Table of Content: October-December 2021 ; 13(4)

October 2021

Diversity, structure and health of a cocoa based agroforest system in the Humid dense forest, East Cameroon

Cocoa is a major cash crop in Cameroon, where its production and export contributes significantly to the national economy and in poverty alleviation. Cocoa-based agroforestry systems (cAFS) have been recognised as a fair strategy for natural resource management, combining both the agricultural and conservation objectives. This study aims to (1) assess the diversity, (2) analyses the floristic and structural...

Author(s): Essomba Henry Seraphin, Betti Jean Lagarde, Priso Richard, Ngueguim Jules and Njimbam Oumar Farrick

October 2021

Floristic composition, diversity and community structure in a secondary rainforest in Ibadan, Nigeria

Secondary forests may act as buffer area and serve as reservoir for biotic components that are lost from primary forest due to anthropogenic disturbances. This study investigated the floristic composition, diversity and community structure of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Idi-Ayunre, Ibadan, Nigeria. Twenty-five main plots (each 50 m × 50 m) were randomly mapped out to enumerate tree species, five 10...

Author(s): B. M. Seyni, R. O. Awodoyin, O. S. Olubode, S. A. Adeniji and D. B. Ibrahima

October 2021

Traditional uses of African rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir. Fabaceae) through the sociolinguistic groups and the pathways of conservation and sustainable management in Benin

Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir, a spontaneous species from Guinean savannahs of West Africa, functions as socio-economic and cultural livelihood in rural areas of Benin. This study improved the knowledge of people about the uses of P. erinaceus organs connected to the sociolinguistic diversity in Benin, intending to enhance the pathways of conservation and sustainable management of the species. A total of 506 respondents...

Author(s): Christine Ouinsavi, Bienvenue Nawan Kuiga Sourou, Adigla Appolinaire Wédjangnon, Towanou Houêtchégnon, Yanik Akin, and Justin Dossou

October 2021

Biodiversity loss and conservation challenges in Chimit Kolla, Gozamen District, East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

A field study in Chimit Kolla, Gozamen District, Ethiopia was conducted in November, 2020. The study aimed to evaluate the biodiversity loss and major conservation challenges in the area. Direct sighting of the animals in the field and indirect evidences like scats, prey leftover and evidence from native key informants revealed higher wildlife potential of the area. However, intensive agricultural investment,...

Author(s): Yihew Biru Woldegiorgis and Amare Gibru Mekonnen

October 2021

Environmental sustainability of consumptive and non-consumptive wildlife tourists: The case of a game reserve in Namibia

Africa as a tourism destination is seen as a wildlife tourism hotspot that contributes significantly to job creation, community upliftment, and conservation. Wildlife tourism is based on encounters with non-domestic animals that can occur in either the animal’s natural environment or in captivity. The interaction with the animals includes activities that are historically classified as consumptive and...

Author(s): Peet van der Merwe, Elmarie Slabbert and Machiel Koch