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 […]

SYNERGISTIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HONEYBEE Apis mellifera L. AND FLOWER COLOUR OF SUNFLOWER IN RESPONSE TO NPK FERTILIZER APPLICATION

Abstract Plant colour contrast as perceived by insect pollinators is important in our understanding of pollination ecology, foraging theory and conservation of plant species. Field experiment was conducted on the interactions between honeybee Apis mellifera L. and flower colour contrast of sunflower as influenced by different levels of NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer application at Forestry Research […]

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF COMMERCIAL WOODFUEL HARVESTING IN JEMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This paper assesses perception on the environmental implications of commercial woodfuel harvesting in Jema’a Local Government, Kaduna State, Nigeria, with a view to providing information for sustainable management of natural resources. Data for this study was obtained using questionnaire survey, Focus Group Discussion, in-depth interview and direct field observation. The result indicates that most […]

ENERGY CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF HOUSEHOLDS IN THE RURAL SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the energy consumption pattern of rural households in southwestern Nigeria.A four-stage sampling technique was used to select respondents. Three states (Ogun, Osun and Ondo states) with highest concentration density of forest in southwestern Nigeria were purposively selected. Twenty five villages were randomly selected from Ogun (15), […]

CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND AGRO-PASTORALS’ ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOMALI REGION OF ETHIOPIA, THE CASE OF KEBRIBAYAH DISTRICT

Abstract The study examined climate variability; identified types of adjustments agro-pastoral households are making in their crop and livestock production practices in response to climate changes; and assessed factors influencing agro-pastoral households’ decision to practice adaptation mechanism. Thirty years of meteorological station data beginning from the year 1987 to 2016 and primary data collected from […]

EVALUATION OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS DEMAND FOR NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS (NTFPS) IN OYO STATE: A QUADRATIC ALMOST IDEAL SYSTEM (QUAIDS) APPROACH

Abstract Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are essential components of rural household livelihood strategies and contribute immensely to household nutrition and health. This paper therefore, evaluated household consumption for selected NTFPs in Oyo State. A total of 240 respondents were interviewed with the aid of well-structured questionnaire and interview guide. Data were analysed using the Quadratic […]

CONTRIBUTIONS OF UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN BOTANICAL GARDENS TO AVIFAUNA DIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Abstract Rapid urbanization poses the greatest threat to bird populations due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Managed habitats including nature gardens remain one of the likely areas to host displaced species and serve as secondary habitat options. This depends strongly on floristics and vegetation structure which are strong determinants of bird species distribution. This paper […]