Research Papers/Topics in Fisheries And Wildlife Management

Animal Welfare: A Comparative Study Of Working Donkeys In Rural And Urban/Peri-Urban Areas Of Mwingi Central Sub- County Kitui County.

ABSTRACTA cross sectional study was conducted to compare the welfare of working donkeys in the rural and urban/peri-urban areas of Mwingi Central Sub-County of Kitui county in Kenya. The assessment of welfare was based on physical welfare indicators, pathological and external parasite infestation, and physiological welfare indicators including the determination of free fecal cortisol concentration. From a total population of 35,361 donkeys in the study area, a sample size of 396 donkeys was o...

The Epidemiology Of Gastrointerstinal Parasites In Painted Dogs (Lycaon Pictus) In Hwange National Park(Hnp).

ABSTRACTAn epidemiological survey was conducted on the prevalence and risk factors associated with intestinal parasites of African Painted dog in Hwange National Park between June 2016 and July 2017. Centrifugal flotation and McMaster techniques were employed to obtain comprehensive data on the prevalence and diversity of gastrointestinal parasites observed in faecal samples collected from painted dogs. A total of 58 painted dogs were surveyed. Out of these, all were infected with at least on...

The Effects Of Substituting Cotton Seed Cake With Dried Poultry Litter In The Pen Fattening Of Beef Cattle

AbstractExorbitant prices and the unavailability of cotton seed cake on the Zimbabwean market are a major constraint to pen fattening of beef cattle on the farms. This study was conducted at New Donnington Farm to evaluate the effects of dried poultry litter (26% Crude Protein) as a substitute of cotton seed cake (31% Crude Protein) on average daily gain, total weight gain, feed conversion ratio and costs of formulating rations of Brangus steers. Thirty steers aged 18 months weighing 300±5 k...

Indigenous Information as Tool for Consolidating and Promoting Natural Resources Conservation in Igbo-Speaking Communities of Southeast Nigeria

AbstractPrior to modernization, indigenous peoples had strongmechanisms for communicating, regulating and managingnatural resources endowments for their survival anddevelopment. Modern knowledge and informationmanagement systems have not sufficiently improvedconservation and natural resource development especiallyamong rural folks. This study was conducted in Igbospeakingrural communities of Obowo LGA of Imo State inSE Nigeria to elicit information on conventional andindigenous information di...

Relationship between Mechanical Properties of Vitex doniana, a Lesser Known Species and Implications for Utilization

Abstract: Relationship between the mechanical properties of Vitex doniana, a lesser known wood species wasinvestigated towards determining its potentials for utilization. Four trees obtained from the free area ofOlokemeji Forest Reserve, Ogun State, Nigeria were sampled at butt (50cm above the ground) and at 10%,30%, 50%, 70% and 90% of merchantable height (MH) The samples were also partitioned into corewood,middlewood and outerwood. Impact Bending (IMB), Modulus of Rupture (MOR), Modulus of ...

Utilization And Growth Response Of C. Gariepinusfingerlings To Varying Inclusion Levels Of Livestock Vitamin Grower's Premix

AbstractA 70 day experiment was conducted to determine the correctlevel of inclusion oflivestock vitamin premix in the diet of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings and to monitor theutilization efficiency and growth performance of the test fish.One hundred and eighty fingerlings of C. gariepinus were randomly distributed to sixtreatments, each weighing 0.76 ± 0.05g. Thirty fingerlings per treatment were used. Eachtreatment had varying levels of livestock vitamin premix except the control that had ...

Prospect Of Conflict Resolution Between Farmers And Nomadic Fulanis In Kain.Ti Lake National Park

ABSTRACTThe study analysed the activities of Nomadic Fulanis in four villages; Banibafu, Mazakuka, Faje and Kere located within the buffer zone of the Kainji Lake National Park. The data was obtained by the administration of questionnaires and personal interviews with farmers, nomadic Fulanis and Park guards. The study clearly identified the routes of nomadic herdsmen from Kebbi to Ovo States and the need for a pasture corridor in other to ensure harmony between all the stakeholders. The natu...

Assessment Of Vertebrate Diversity In Alabata Nature Reserve Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe importance of wildlife, especially the vertebrates for game, tourism and medicinal usecannot be over emphasized. Nature reserves are also known to influence the ecosystem of itslocation. However, rapid increase in land use for agriculture and other physical developmentsare gradually reducing wildlife habitation including the Alabata area nature reserve ofAbeokuta. Inventory of these resources in relation to their habitat parameters would informtheir better management. Assessments ...

ASSESSMENT OF VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY IN ALABATA NATURE RESERVE ABEOKUTA, SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

The importance of wildlife, especially the vertebrates for game, tourism and medicinal use cannot be over emphasized. Nature reserves are also known to influence the ecosystem of its location. However, rapid increase in land use for agriculture and other physical developments are gradually reducing wildlife habitation including the Alabata area nature reserve of Abeokuta. Inventory of these resources in relation to their habitat parameters would inform their better ma...

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF AMPHIBIANS IN THREE LAND USE TYPES IN THE DORMAA-AHENKRO DISTRICT IN THE BRONG-AHAFO REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the diversity and distribution of amphibians in theMpameso Forest Reserve and its surrounding cocoa and teak-acaciaplantations in the Dormaa-Ahenkro district, in both rainy and dry seasons.Ninety plots (30 plots per study site) were established along transect lines andsearched for amphibians. Specimens were found by visual encounter surveys(VES). A total of 1187 individuals of 16 species belonging to six anuranfamilies (Arthroleptidae, Bufonidae, Hyperoliidae, ...

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION, BACTERIAL LOAD AND ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY OF FARM-RAISED CATFISH (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell, 1822) FROM THE DORMAA MUNICIPALITY, GHANA.

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional composition, bacterial load andorganoleptic quality of farm-raised African catfish (Clarias gariepinus; Burchell, 1822) inthe Dormaa Municipality. Thirty (30) specimen of freshly harvested fish Clariasgariepinus of average weight 912.78 ± 16.43 g obtained from a fish farm and an equalnumber of smoked farm-raised fish of average weight 769.19 ± 6.48 g were used for thestudy. Proximate analysis, bacterial and organoleptic quality a...

ASSESSMENT OF VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY IN ALABATA NATURE RESERVE ABEOKUTA, SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The importance of wildlife, especially the vertebrates for game, tourism and medicinal use cannot be over emphasized. Nature reserves are also known to influence the ecosystem of its location. However, rapid increase in land use for agriculture and other physical developments are gradually reducing wildlife habitation including the Alabata area nature reserve of Abeokuta. Inventory of these resources in relation to their habitat parameters would inform their better management. ...


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