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 […]

RATE, CAUSES AND IMPACT OF DEFORESTATION IN BORGU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study assessed the rate, causes and impacts of deforestation on socio-economic development of selected communities in Borgu local government of Niger state, Nigeria. Data were collected using structured questionnaire from one hundred respondents in five communities in Borgu local government area. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings show that female […]

DIVERSITY AND STATUS OF FAUNA SPECIES IN THE ZOOS OF SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Abstract                                                           The increasing awareness on biodiversity conservation has given rise to the growing need for ex-situ cultivation and in view of the current global biodiversity crisis with limited economic resources to combat it, zoos are becoming a viable option as complementary conservation strategy. Inventory, species diversity, conservation status, and ecological representation of wild animals in […]