Impact Of Human Activities On Performance Of Kibele Forest Reserve, Zanzibar

ABSTRACT

Sustainability of forests globally is threatened by human activities through deforestation for fuel wood, human settlements, cultivation, mining and forest fires. A study was conducted at Kibele forest of Zanzibar to assess extent of encroachment and forest disturbance, and their effect in forest performance based on specific objectives: (1) to assess types of anthropogenic activities and extent of forest encroachment, (2) to determine effect of forest disturbances on stem density, basal area, standing volume and wood biomass. The study also aimed (3) to determine tree species diversity between disturbed and undisturbed natural forest patches, and (4) to determine the effect of encroachment and associated disturbance on extracted wood biomass. Circular plots design was used, and a total of 104 plots of 8 m radius with inter-plot distance of 280 m were laid systematically along 16 temporal transects at 280 m apart. Trees within the plots were identified and recorded. Data were analyzed into simple descriptive statistics using SAS Program, version 9.1 for windows. Results showed that, high extent of encroachment due to farmlands was estimated 82.9 ha (9.9 %) compared to human settlements that was 0.74 ha (0.01 %). Stocking parameters were highly variable (p

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APA

Bakari, H (2021). Impact Of Human Activities On Performance Of Kibele Forest Reserve, Zanzibar. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-human-activities-on-performance-of-kibele-forest-reserve-zanzibar

MLA 8th

Bakari, Hassan "Impact Of Human Activities On Performance Of Kibele Forest Reserve, Zanzibar" Afribary. Afribary, 21 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-human-activities-on-performance-of-kibele-forest-reserve-zanzibar. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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Bakari, Hassan . "Impact Of Human Activities On Performance Of Kibele Forest Reserve, Zanzibar". Afribary, Afribary, 21 May. 2021. Web. 17 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-human-activities-on-performance-of-kibele-forest-reserve-zanzibar >.

Chicago

Bakari, Hassan . "Impact Of Human Activities On Performance Of Kibele Forest Reserve, Zanzibar" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 17, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-human-activities-on-performance-of-kibele-forest-reserve-zanzibar