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: September 2014; 6(9)

September 2014

The impact of crop raiding by wild animals in communities surrounding the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Crop damage is a serious source of conflict in communities adjacent to protected areas. Data on crop raiding were collected through questionnaires in villages at different distances from the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. Multiple response analyses were used to calculate the frequencies of the types of crops damaged, the levels of crops growth when damaged and the estimated economic losses caused per...

Author(s): Angela Mwakatobe, Julius Nyahongo, Janemary Ntalwila and Eivin Røskaft

September 2014

Genetic diversity of qualitative traits of barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.) landrace populations collected from Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) has great adaptability to a wide range of environments. To determine genetic diversity in barley landraces, a total of 43 landrace populations were randomly sampled from the farmers’ field on plant basis and characterized for eight qualitative traits; namely, kernel row number, spike density, lemma awn barb, glume color, lemma type, length of rachila hair, kernel covering and...

Author(s): Shumet Tenaw Gegnaw and Tesema Tanto Hadado

September 2014

Sustaining Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman (Rosaceae), a CITES listing tree species in the Teza Forest, Kibira National Park, Burundi

Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman (Rosaceae)/Pygeum or African cherry is a mountain tree species of the tropical Africa. Prunus bark is exported dried, chipped or powdered to USA and Europe to produce an extract used to treat benign prostrate hyperplasia. The plant is considered as vulnerable and is listed in appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES). This...

Author(s): Jean Lagarde BETTI, Mohamed FERUZI, Jean RUSHEMEZA and Léonidas NZIGIYIMPA

September 2014

The state of biodiversity in Ghana: Knowledge gaps and prioritization

Biodiversity conservation in tropical countries is of great importance due to high levels of endemism.  Over the past century, Ghana has reserved over 300 ecologically important areas for biodiversity conservation, and a national strategy for this purpose has been developed under the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. However, inadequate relevant information has been a drawback to implementation....

Author(s): Kwame Oppong HACKMAN

September 2014

The effects of power lines on ungulates and implications for power line routing and rights-of-way management

Thousands of kilometres of power lines exist and more are planned. Ungulates that range over large areas are likely to encounter power lines, but a synthesis of power line effects on ungulates is lacking. Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) are suspected to avoid power lines up to distances of 4 km. In contrast, some forest ungulates preferentially forage in power line rights-of-way, cleared areas under power lines....

Author(s): Gundula S. Bartzke, Roel May, Kjetil Bevanger, Sigbjorn Stokke and Eivin Roskaft