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, […]

EFFECT OF LITTER MINERALISATION ON SOIL UNDER Acacia senegal (Wild L) PLANTATION IN THE SEMI-ARID ZONE OF NIGERIA

Abstract The decomposition of plant litter is one of the most crucial source of nutrients in forest ecosystems. Acacia senegal, a nitrogen fixing tree with potential to improve poor soil is planted in semi-arid zone of Nigeria for the production of Gum Arabic. However, there is dearth of information on litterfall, litter decomposition and mineralisation […]

CHECKLIST OF TREE SPECIES OF HUMID FOREST RESEARCH STATION, FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (FRIN), UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study provided an updated checklist of tree species found within Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Umuahia premises. A total of 103 taxa belonging to 89 genera and 32 families were identified and documented. The family Fabaceae is the most diverse with 17 species. It was closely followed by the families: Sterculiaceae (8), Meliaceae […]

WOODY TREE SPECIES DIVERSITY IN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPES OF A LOWLAND RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEM IN NIGERIA

Abstract Woody tree components of the agricultural landscape play diverse roles in the improvement of agricultural productivity, maintenance of the agro ecosystem stability and improvement of livelihood of the dwellers of the rural communities. An understanding of the diversity of woody tree species on agricultural landscapes is crucial to the landscape approach to woody tree […]