INCIDENCE ANDLANDUSE CHARACTERISTICS OF PETROL FILLING STATIONS IN OGBOMOSO TOWNSHIP, NIGERIA

Abstract The continual increase in the incidence of Petrol Filling Stations (PFSs) in Nigerian urban centers, and its intrusion of into residential and commercial hubs requires the intervention of landuse planning. It is against this background that this study investigates the incidence and landuse characteristics of PFSs in Ogbomoso Township. To achieve this, an inventory […]

ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF AIR POLLUTION TOLERANCE INDICES (APTI) OF ARBOREAL EPIPHYTES UNDER AMBIENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION: A WINDOW FOR SELECTION OF BIOINDICATOR AS BIOMONITORING AGENT

Abstract The screening of plant species is of environmental significance hence their sensitivity as bioindicator as well as their tolerance as biomonitoring agent in air pollution mitigation have been established. The present research was aimed at evaluating the potential response of arboreal epiphytes as bioindicator under ambient condition, with the objective of identifying species that […]

PIGGERY WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CASE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study analyzed piggery waste management in Enugu state. Ninety respondents were selected through multistage sampling procedure. Frequency, mean and likert scale and logit regression were used for the analysis. Pig slurry and urinary excreta were the major wastes generated by the pig farmers and majority managed their piggery waste by open dumping/fly tipping, […]

KNOWLEDGE OF BIRD ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN COMMUNITIES AROUND OLD OYO NATIONAL PARK, NIGERIA

Abstract Birds act as crucial links in their respective ecologic circle, within and between ecosystems. This study assessed the knowledge of secondary school students in the support zone communities around Old Oyo National Park about the ecosystem services of birds in their environment. Data was collected through questionnaire survey. A total of 345 students from […]

SOCIAL IMPACT OF GULLY EROSION ON THE RESIDENTS OF KURMIN GWARI SETTLEMENT, KADUNA STATE

Abstract Soil erosion increment results in an unsustainable development of the living standard of the people. Sustainable development is the positive socio-economic change that does not undermine the ecological and social systems upon which communities and social systems are dependent. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of gully erosion on the […]

ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING: AN APPROACH TO EFFECTIVE URBAN SECURITY IN KURMIN-MASHI RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD

Abstract This research examines effective urban security in Kurmin-Mashi residential Neighbourhood: making changes for security and crime prevention in urban and suburban neighbourhood. Effective urban security refers to programmes of physical design change, public and private management changes, and use pattern changes that are targeted to a place and its crime problems. The aim of […]

ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN PLANT SAMPLES OF OLD OYO NATIONAL PARK, SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA: A BASELINE STUDY

Abstract Heavy metal contamination may alter the chemical composition of plants with consequent effect on their growth and possible transmission of potential toxic metals to animals and humans along the food chain. The study was carried out to quantitatively assess the levels of heavy metals in plant species in Old Oyo National Park, Southwest, Nigeria. […]

PERCEPTION AND BENEFITS OF HERBAL MEDICINE AMONG ADULTS RESIDENTS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, OYO STATE NIGERIA

Abstract This study examines the perception and benefits of herbal medicine among adults in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State. Random sampling technique was used to select 200 respondents from five urban Local Governments areas out of the eleven Local Government areas in the study area. Data were collected through the administration of structured questionnaires. Both descriptive […]