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: 370

Table of Content: April 2013; 5(4)

April 2013

Institutionalizing environmental hazards for ‘public needs’: Destruction of forest for drinking water supply in Kerala, India

Natural resource exploitation is increasingly being considered as a technical issue with the assumption that it can be compensated for. The public concern shifts towards such destruction only when it affects the normal course of day to day life. Immediate needs often undermine the process of institutionalizing knowledge to ensure conservation of natural resources. The question of immediate needs often acts as...

Author(s): S. Mohammed Irshad

April 2013

Does shore length influence population size and density distribution of hippopotamus?

Population surveys of common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) in Zambia were carried out between 2005 and 2008 to estimate population size and density distribution patterns against shore length. River bank foot counts were used in the Luangwa River system while boat/canoe counts were used to collect population data from lakes, dams and rivers. Population estimate was 40,060 hippopotami distributed over...

Author(s): Chansa Chomba, Rhamadhani Senzota, Harry Chabwela and Vincent Nyirenda