INFLUENCE OF FLORISTIC COMPOSITION ON THE ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY OF MICROARTHROPODS IN SOIL UNDER FOUR VEGETATION TYPES

Abstract Microarthropods have been found to be of immense advantage to soil fertility and plant life. Their abundance and diversity therefore are largely dependent on the presence of organic matters. Hence, the influence of floristic composition on abundance and species diversity of microarthropods were surveyed in soils under Secondary Forest, Gmelina arborea, Tectona grandis and […]

RELEVANCE OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND CONCERNED STAKEHOLDERS IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK, NIGERIA

Abstract This study was to assess the participatory role of communities in the achievement of the National conservation goals at the Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) by the active involvement of local people in park planning, formation, executing and implementing management strategies of renewable resources and its environment.  Data were collected from the park annual […]

IT HAS BEEN WITH US IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER: DROUGHT AND THE SAHEL CRISIS

Abstract Drought is a phenomenon associated with a deficiency in precipitation for a long period of time, usually a season or more. It is a prolonged abnormality of the natural climatic pattern. It may also differ greatly from one area to another. The study employed a systematic literature review involving the Preferred Reporting Items and […]

STUDY OF SNAKES BEHAVIOUR AND HABITATS PREFERENCES IN KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

Abstract Snake habitat is reducing rapidly due to anthropogenic factors. Information on snake habitats and distribution in Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) is scarce despite their socio-economic importance. Therefore, snake habitats preferences in KLNP Nigeria were investigated. Ten transect strips of 2 km x 10 m each were laid in five ranges (Oli, Ibbi, Kuble, […]

CONSERVATION EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS OF SELECTED COMMUNITIES AROUND OYO NATIONAL PARK

Abstract This study examines the level of conservation education in schools within selected communities surrounding the Old Oyo National Park. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed. Seven local communities were randomly sampled, in which 17 schools were purposively selected for the study based on their accessibility. Stratified sampling method was used to select the teachers and […]

BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF TADOBA ANDHARI TIGER RESERVE, CHANDRAPUR DISTRICT, CENTRAL INDIA

Abstract Butterfly fauna assessment was carried out in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve of Chandrapur district, central India. The field investigations carried out in 2019-2020 revealed 66 species of butterfly fauna from five families. The Nymphalidae was the richest family (n=25, 38%) followed by Lycaenidae (n=15, 23%), Pieridae (n=11, 17%), Papilionidae (n=8, 12%) and Hesperiidae […]

ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF URBAN GROWTH ON FOREST COVER OF GUGA FOREST RESERVE, GIWA – KADUNA (1986-2019)

Abstract Several factors are responsible for urban growth. Increasing urban employment opportunities is one of the factors. Rural- urban migration coupled with natural increase in population caused by improved living standard, are major causes of rapid growth of cities and towns. Rural poverty, search for better living standards, environmental degradation (deforestation and desertification), inadequate and […]

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 […]