In Vitro REGENERATION OF Eucalyptus camaldulensis DEHNH. PLANTLETS FROM MICRO-CUTTINGS

Abstract Clonal propagation of Eucalyptus camaldulensis through stem cuttings is limited by a range of problems such as low root frequency, loss of rooting competence and poor rooting quality which can be overcome through plant tissue culture. Hence, efficient method of plantlets regeneration was developed for the species with a view to enhance its propagation. […]

INFLUENCE OF WATERING REGIMES AND BAMBOO BIOCHAR ON THE GROWTH AND BIOMASS PARTITIONING OF Neolamarckia cadamba (roxb.) miq. SEEDLINGS ON AN ALFISOL

Abstract The choice of Neolamarckia cadamba for reforestation and agroforestry programs in Nigeria could be constrained with lack of basic knowledge on the species-management in relation to its sensitivity to water and growth on low fertile soil. Hence, growth of the species as influence by watering regimes and bamboo biochar was evaluated. Treatments involved three […]

ASSESSMENT OF CROP-RAIDING ALONG THE BUFFER ZONE OF OBA HILLS NATIONAL PARK, NIGERIA

Abstract The Conservation and sustainable use of a natural protected area require concerted efforts of conservation managers and the local communities. Crop raiding is a major problem confronting conservationists and communities around the park area. This paper examines crop damage by mammals and birds, the farmers’ experiences on crop losses along the park boundary. Data […]

HUNTING, TRADING AND UTILIZATION OF PANGOLIN (Phataginus spp.) IN NIGERIA

Abstract Pangolins populations are threatened due to indiscriminate exploitation and incessant destruction of their habitats. They have been ranked as the most trafficked mammals in the world. This study investigates the extent of exploitation of Pangolin in North Central and Southern parts of Nigeria. A structure questionnaire was administered to bush meat marketers and hunters […]

FIRE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN AND AROUND KANJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK (BORGU SECTOR) NIGERIA

Abstract Traditionally, fire has been used as a management tool to control vegetation structure and composition. Habitat management does not only include planting of a few trees and other crops, manipulating all necessary life forms round the year; but introducing control burning is a key to habitat management. Increase in the incidence of uncontrolled wildfires […]

PERCEIVED EFFECT OF FOREST ENCROACHMENT AMONG RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN THE FOREST AREAS OF ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study assessed the perceived effect of forest encroachment among rural households in Ondo State. Data were obtained using an interview guide from one hundred and twenty randomly selected rural households from Okitipupa and Odigbo Local Government Areas of Ondo State. The data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that 63.3% […]

SEED GERMINATION AND EARLY GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF Casuarina equisetifolia L. IN DIFFERENT SOWING MEDIA

Abstract Poor germination and inadequate silvicultural information are important factors militating against regeneration of Casuarina equisetifolia L. This study investigated effects of different sowing media on its germination and early growth. Fifty viable seeds were sown into each germination tray filled with four sowing media (Topsoil, sawdust, clay soil and river sand as treatment A, […]

EFFECTS OF BOILED WATER ON GERMINATION POTENTIAL AND EARLY GROWTH OF Faidherbia albida. (Del.) A. Chev. SEEDS IN KADUNA NORTHERN GUINEA SAVANNAH AGROLOGICAL ZONE OF NIGERIA

Abstract Boiled water pre-sowing treatment regime for improvement of germination, survival and early growth performance of Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev. Seeds.The study was conducted in Savannah Forestry Research nursery at Bomo, Zaria.  Matured seeds of F. albida were harvested, dried and cleaned, each treatment replicate, one hundred (100) F. albida seeds were immersed in […]

AN OVERVIEW OF FOREST CONSERVATION STRATEGIES IN GHANA

Abstract Deforestation in Ghana over some decades now has undoubtedly destabilized the socio-economic and socio-cultural importance of the forests for a large number of rural people especially, forest fringe communities who directly depend on the resource to support their livelihood. The assessment identifies activities such as; agricultural expansion, unsustainable wood harvesting, population and development pressures, […]