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 […]

PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL EVALUATIONS OF DIFFERENT FISH PONDS’ WASTEWATERS AND THE ANTIBIOTICS PROFILES OF ISOLATED BACTERIA

Abstract Aquaculture is a global practice that entails the breeding of different fish species. It is incessant in the Nigerian community as wastewater released from pond farms into surrounding drainages and water bodies cause pollution. In this study, a comparative analysis of the physico-chemical parameters (temperature, pH, salinity, conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and Biological Oxygen […]

URBAN EXPANSION AND LAND USE CHANGES IN AKURE, NIGERIA USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUE

Abstract Akure became the administrative headquarters of Ondo State, Nigeria in 1976 and since then, it has witnessed rapid developmental changes in terms of physical landscape, city growth and urban sprawl. These agents of Land Use and Land Cover Changes (LULCC) are capable of creating environmental problems such as transportation, land degradation, pollution among others. […]

ASSESSMENT OF WOMEN RESIDENTS HOUSING SATISFACTION IN MILLENNIUM AND DOLPHIN ESTATES, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the housing satisfaction amongst women in Lagos State, the most populated urban centre in Nigeria where housing problem is prominent. Residents of two (2) housing estates (Millennium and Dolphin estates) constructed by the Lagos State Government between 1980s and 1990s but later sold out to private individuals were sampled using structured […]

USING THE PARETO PRINCIPLE TO CONTROL BUILDING COST IN NIGERIA

Abstract The reduction of slum dwellers through enhanced provision of adequate, safe and affordable housing is one of the critical targets of the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations. By implication, the construction cost of residential buildings needs to be reduced to make them more affordable. Reduction in the cost of cost-significant building elements […]

SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE AFTERMATH OF FLOODING: A STUDY AMONG URBAN POOR DWELLERS IN ACCRA

Abstract Every community has varying perceptions on disaster and therefore develop different mitigation efforts to overcome it. Social support is considered to be an important factor influencing an individual’s reaction to stress. This study is purely a qualitative research that aims at assessing the availability of social support for urban poor dwellers in the aftermath […]

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 […]

ASSESSMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE SURFACE WATER QUALITY OF AWASH RIVER, ETHIOPIA

Abstract The Awash River, (AR) is used for different purposes such as drinking, industrial supply, hydropower, and agriculture. These uses of the water have resulted in the rapid deterioration of water quality. The performance of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) situated with the river catchment area have been assessed together with the impact on the surface […]