Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 356

Full Length Research Paper

Regulation of usages and dependency on indigenous fruits (IFs) for livelihoods sustenance of rural households: A case study of the Ivindo National Park (INP), Gabon

Mikolo Yobo Christian*
  • Mikolo Yobo Christian*
  • Department of Bioengineering Science, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Division of International Cooperation in Agricultural Science Laboratory of Project Development, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, Japan
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Kasumi I. T. O.
  • Kasumi I. T. O.
  • International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, Japan
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  •  Received: 15 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 October 2014
  •  Published: 31 October 2014

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