ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

ABSTRACT

The most recent management plan of Kainji Lake National Park recommended the creation of artificial waterholes to
minimize the effects of water shortage and also to prevent animals from straying away to the surrounding settlements in search of water. Assessment of artificial waterholes in
Zugurma sector of Kainji Lake National Park was carried out for a period of two weeks in May, 2015 to identify the wildlife species associated with the
waterholes and also to identify the practises carried out to maintain the waterholes. Two artificial waterholes which were still under construction and
one ephemeral waterhole were identified during the study. Direct and indirect methods of animals sighting were used in identifying the wildlife species that
are associated with the waterholes. The result of the study shows that Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus), Western hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus); Maxwell’s duiker (Cephalophus maxwellii) and Tantalus monkey (Chlorocebus tantalus) visit the waterholes.  Regular and site-specific assessments of the
artificial waterholes should be conducted to enhance their habitat value and to decide if they should be maintained
in their existing state or modified.


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Title page
Abstract                                                                      i
Certification                                                                ii
Dedication                                                                 vii
List of Figures                                                            viii                                                                             
List of Plates                                                               ix                                                                                                                   
Chapter One
1.0     Introduction                                                        1                                                                            
1.1    Background Information                                      1                                                               
1.2    Justification                                                         2                                                               
1.3    Statement of the Problem                                   3                                                                                  
1.4    Objectives                                                           3                                                                                       
1.5    Scope and Limitation of Work                             3                                                       

Chapter Two
2.0 Literature Review                                                                                          
2.1 Water Development                                                                                 
2.2 Reasons for artificial

CHAPTER THREE
 MATERIALS AND METHODS


CHAPTER FOUR
Results

CHAPTER FIVE
Conclusion
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APA

OJILERU, O. (2018). ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-artificial-waterholes-in-zugurma-sector-of-kainji-lake-national-park-8890

MLA 8th

OJILERU, OLASUNKANMI "ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-artificial-waterholes-in-zugurma-sector-of-kainji-lake-national-park-8890. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

OJILERU, OLASUNKANMI . "ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 23 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-artificial-waterholes-in-zugurma-sector-of-kainji-lake-national-park-8890 >.

Chicago

OJILERU, OLASUNKANMI . "ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK" Afribary (2018). Accessed April 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-artificial-waterholes-in-zugurma-sector-of-kainji-lake-national-park-8890