Research Papers/Topics in Eco-Tourism And Wildlife Management

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.  

ASSESSMENT OF THE ECOTOURISM POTENTIALS OF OSUN OSOGBO WORLD HERITAGE SITE OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Uncontrolled entry into World Heritage Sites (WHS) and other tourism sites may impact negatively on vegetation and wild animal populations, thereby reducing their potential for ecotourism development. Balanced site ecology and conducive socio-economic environment are germane to sustainable ecotourism development. Needed, information on these is not well documented for Osun Osogbo WHS. Therefore, some aspects of site ecology and socio-economic variables were investigated in Osun...

RESISTANCE OF THREE NIGERIAN HARDWOODS TO DECAY CAUSED BY BROWN AND WHITE ROT BASIDIOMYCETES

ABSTRACTAssessment of resistance of untreated and n-hexane extract wood blocks of Afzelia africana, Nesogordonia papaverifera and Tectona grandis to decay caused by Fomes lignosus, Lentinus lepideus and Gloephyllum trabeum using percent weight loss was carried out.

PRESENCE OF HYDROCARBONS AND IIEAVY METALS IN SOME FISH SPECIES IN THE CROSS RIVER, NIGERIA,

ABSTRACTThe study was undertaken to determine the total hydrocarbos (THC) and heavy metal contents of fish (finfish and shellfish) in the Cross River Nigeria.

PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTITUITIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF LAGOS METROPOLITAN FOREST

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study is to provide overview information for the development of a long term plan for Lagos Metropolitan Forest.


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