Research Papers/Topics in Eco-Tourism And Wildlife Management

Bitumen Seepage And Its Effects On Biodiversity In Ondo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Biodiversity enhances capacity of ecosystems to provide food resources and sequestration services of pollutants in soil and water. Bitumen seepage could impact negatively on soil and vegetation, thereby reducing their value. Information on the impact of bitumen seepage on the abundance of biodiversity in Nigeria is scanty. In this study, effects of bitumen seepage on biodiversity were therefore investigated. The study was conducted in bitumen belt of Ondo state for three years,...

Population Status And Genetic Characteristics Of Forest Specialist And Generalist Birds In The Saadani-Pangani Ecosystem, Tanzania

EXTENDED ABSTRACT The Saadani-Pangani ecosystem form part of the east Africa coastal forests ― and these forests, sitting along the coast of eastern Africa appears as small dotted patches but their biodiversity value is remarkably high. For example, they host about 4,050 species of vascular plants with 43% of them being endemic. The forests are either protected in forest reserves, or occurs in lands under private ownership. However, these forests have traditionally been impaired by su...

Influence Of Habitat Characteristics On Rodent Abundance, Diversity And Occupancy In A Restored Lulanda Forest Reserve, Southern Tanzania

ABSTRACT Restoration of degraded natural areas to enhance genera conservation is widely gaining pace; however, effort geared at assessing response of animal community particularly in restored forests is still low. I used a CMR method to trap rodents and measured vegetation characteristics to examine the association of vegetation characteristics with rodent abundance, diversity and occupancy in a secondary forest 20 years after restoration. the results found first, five rodent genera wer...

Distribution And Feeding Ecology Of Amphibian (Anuran) Species In Kimboza Forest Reserve In Morogoro District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACT An assessment of the distribution and feeding ecology of amphibian (anuran) species of Kimboza Forest Reserve, Tanzania was conducted between March 2017 and April 2017. Visual encounter survey and capture methods were used to study the distribution of anurans. Captured animals were degutted and their gut contents were used in the study of feeding ecology. A total of 13 species of amphibian belonging to 7 families of order anuran were found to exist in Kimboza forest. The highes...

Attitude And Perception Of Tourists Towards Wildlife-Based Tourism In Tanzania: A Case Study Of The Northern Tourist Circuit

ABSTRACTThe tourism industry has become a fast growing economic sector in Tanzania with high foreign earnings. This is a result of the vast natural resources that Tanzania is endowed with. The tourists arriving in Tanzania have different attitudes and perceptions of the destination. Understanding these attitudes and perceptions is essential to the development of the tourism industry. This study therefore, research on the attitude and perception of tourists on wildlife tourism as well as their...

Snakes Diversity And Distribution In Kainji Lake National Park (Klnp)

ABSTRACTSnake is an important agent in ecosystem balance but people’s fear makes it difficult toconserve. Thus, its diversity is declining rapidly due to anthropogenic factors. Information onsnake species in Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) is scarce despite their socio-economicvalue as source of antivenin, food, leather products and pets. Therefore, snake diversity anddistribution in KLNP Nigeria were investigated.Ten transect strips of 2 km each were laid in five ranges (Oli, Ibbi, Kuble,...

Snakes Diversity And Distribution In Kainji Lake National Park (Klnp), Nigeria

ABSTRACTSnake is an important agent in ecosystem balance but people’s fear makes it difficult toconserve. Thus, its diversity is declining rapidly due to anthropogenic factors. Information onsnake species in Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) is scarce despite their socio-economicvalue as source of antivenin, food, leather products and pets. Therefore, snake diversity anddistribution in KLNP Nigeria were investigated.Ten transect strips of 2 km each were laid in five ranges (Oli, Ibbi, Kuble,...

Bitumen Seepage And Its Effects On Biodiversity In Ondo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTBiodiversity enhances capacity of ecosystems to provide food resources andsequestration services of pollutants in soil and water. Bitumen seepage could impactnegatively on soil and vegetation, thereby reducing their value. Information on theimpact of bitumen seepage on the abundance of biodiversity in Nigeria is scanty. Inthis study, effects of bitumen seepage on biodiversity were therefore investigated.The study was conducted in bitumen belt of Ondo state for three years, with andwit...

Appraisal Of Private Sector Investments In Ecotourism Industry In Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT1 Ecotourism is a capital intensive industry that requires private sector participation to complement2 government’s efforts in its development. Information on private investments contributions to Ogun state3 ecotourism industries is scanty. This study was therefore carried out to appraise private sector4 investments in ecotourism in Ogun state with the view to ascertaining economic viability of investing in5 the industry.7 The twenty-eight registered private ecotourism firms (botani...

Knowledge And Perception Of Stakeholders On Ecotourism Development In And Around Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria

ABSTRACTEcotourism development (ED) is one of the factors promoting sustainable utilisation ofnatural resources. Stakeholders‘ attitude towards natural resources in Old Oyo National Park(OONP) can undermine or enhance conservation goals of the park. Information onstakeholders‘ knowledge and perception that can be used for ED in OONP is limited.Therefore, this study assessed the knowledge and perception of stakeholders on ED in OONP,Nigeria.Simple random sampling technique was used to sele...

SNAKES DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION IN KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK (KLNP), NIGERIA

Snake is an important agent in ecosystem balance but people’s fear makes it difficult to conserve. Thus, its diversity is declining rapidly due to anthropogenic factors. Information on snake species in Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) is scarce despite their socio-economic value as source of antivenin, food, leather products and pets. Therefore, snake diversity and distribution in KLNP Nigeria were investigated. Ten transect strips of 2 km each were laid in five ran...

BITUMEN SEEPAGE AND ITS EFFECTS ON BIODIVERSITY IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Biodiversity enhances capacity of ecosystems to provide food resources and sequestration services of pollutants in soil and water. Bitumen seepage could impact negatively on soil and vegetation, thereby reducing their value. Information on the impact of bitumen seepage on the abundance of biodiversity in Nigeria is scanty. In this study, effects of bitumen seepage on biodiversity were therefore investigated. The study was conducted in bitumen belt of Ondo state for th...

APPRAISAL OF PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS IN ECOTOURISM INDUSTRY IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

1 Ecotourism is a capital intensive industry that requires private sector participation to complement2 government’s efforts in its development. Information on private investments contributions to Ogun state 3 ecotourism industries is scanty. This study was therefore carried out to appraise private sector 4 investments in ecotourism in Ogun state with the view to ascertaining economic viability of investing in 5 the industry. 7 The twenty-eight registered private ecotourism firms (bo...

KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION OF STAKEHOLDERS ON ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN AND AROUND OLD OYO NATIONAL PARK, NIGERIA

Tourism is one of the main foci for economic revitalisation globally and especially, in developing countries (Awodele and Ayeni, 2011). In Africa, tourism has been seen as a means of growth and development (Kester, 2003) as well as launching the image of the continent to the outside world (Eja et al., 2012). Within the world tourism industry, ecotourism is the fastest growing sector (Weaver, 2005). It may be viewed as an intervention in the tourism industry (Manu and ...

Appraisal Of Private Sector Investments In Ecotourism Industry In Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Ecotourism is a capital intensive industry that requires private sector participation to complement government’s efforts in its development. Information on private investments contributions to Ogun state  ecotourism industries is scanty. This study was therefore carried out to appraise private sector  investments in ecotourism in Ogun state with the view to ascertaining economic viability of investing in  the industry.  


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