1. Spatio-temporal patterns of wildlife attacks on humans in Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Ashok Bhandari; Sistata Bagale; Thakur Silwal; Megharaj Paudel

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 1-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/sris.2020.44861

Abstract
  In this study, we investigated the rate of wildlife attack incidence in and around Chitwan National Park in Nepal during the period of 2014-2018. Our findings indicated that the attacks from different animals ranged from 27 to 56, with an average of 38.8 attacks annually. Among the seven attacking animals, ...  Read More

2. The current state of biodiversity studies in Nigeria ‎

Sulaiman I. Muhammad

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2020.139893.1005

Abstract
  Biodiversity is fast declining, especially in African countries like Nigeria, with the lack of data.  This study was conducted to quantify biodiversity studies in Nigeria available on the Web of Science database. Data were collected from the Web of Science core collection from 1970-2020 with “Biodiversity” ...  Read More

3. Use of Cassava Peels and Scarecrows to Control Rodent Damage in ‎Groundnut Fields

Nyamweha Bruce Robin; Ayikobua Geofrey; Candia Geoffrey Levuson; Kabita Kumari Shah; Arjun Subedi; Injila Tiwari; Jiban Shrestha; Nischal Wagle

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.528142.1017

Abstract
  Rodents are a big threat in groundnut production. This study was carried out at the Agriculture Unit, Mountains of the Moon University Western Uganda in 2020 to determine the rodent damage using cassava peels and scarecrows in groundnut fields. The experiment was designed in randomized complete block ...  Read More

4. Economic Analysis of Grass Cutter Raised In Captivity in Osun and Oyo ‎State, Nigeria

A.A Adewumi; E.O ‎Famubo ‎; E.E Ofuya; M.K.A Wahab

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.531564.1019

Abstract
  Grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus) are domesticated for meat, income generation, and ‎other conservational purposes. This study focused on the socio economic characteristics of ‎grasscutters raised in captivity and the profitability of its farming in Osun and Oyo state. Data ‎were collected ...  Read More

5. Spatial-temporal and factors influencing the distribution of biodiversity: A Review

Girma Tefera Gizachew

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 1-19

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.247920

Abstract
  Biodiversity is constantly changing over different scales due to the turnover of biological units across all spatial and temporal scales. The objective of this term paper is through undertaking a systematic review to demonstrate the distribution of biodiversity at different spatial and temporal scales ...  Read More

6. Clinical management of maggot wounds in Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)‎

Vipin Kumar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 7-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2020.520564.1006

Abstract
  Like most other species, the Asiatic black bear is vulnerable to a wide range of diseases, including infection, inflammation, parasitic infestation, and degenerative disease.  The study reported the surgical and conservative management of maggot wounds, including anesthetic protocol and postoperative ...  Read More

7. Assessing the potential distribution of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. under current and future climate scenarios in the Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province, Iran

Ali Asghar Naghipour; Mohammad Reza Ashrafzadeh; Maryam Haidarian

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 8-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.537634.1020

Abstract
  Species distributions models (SDMs) are increasingly used to predict species' potential range shift or extinction risk in response to future climate change. Here, we used the ensemble predictions of the models in order to estimate the impact of climate change on the geographical distribution of Juniperus ...  Read More

8. The Status of Wildlife Environmental Conservation in Oba Hills National Park, Nigeria

Wahab M. K. A; Abideen A. Alarape; Adams O. Iyiola

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 12-19

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.244157

Abstract
  This study focused on the major threats to the natural environment and wildlife conservation in Oba Hill National Park (OHNP), Osun State, Nigeria. It investigated the management measures such as anthropogenic and land use activities for the protection of wildlife resources in OHNP. The study was conducted ...  Read More

9. The abundance and diversity of bird species in Logged Ehor Forest Reserve Edo state, Nigeria

Okosodo Ehi Francis

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 13-28

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2020.520831.1008

Abstract
  The abundance and diversity of bird species were studied in Ehor Forest Reserve Edo state, Nigeria. The study area was divided into three compartments based on their different land-use types. The line transects method was used to collect bird species diversity and abundance in the study area. In all ...  Read More

10. Current Status of Nile lechwe in Gambella National Park

Gatluak Gatkoth Rolkier Rolkier

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 18-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.245822

Abstract
  The Nile lechwe is restricting to very limited areas in the wetlands of Republic of South Sudan and along the flood plains or Alewero swamp of Gambella National Park. The objective of this study is to review the literatures that are related to the current status of Nile lechwe in Gambella National Park. ...  Read More

11. Assessment of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Idanre Forest Reserve, Ondo State, Nigeria

Wahab M. K. A; Komolafe O. K.; Wahab M. J.; Adewumi A. A.

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 20-29

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.244190

Abstract
  Balanced site ecology and favorable socio-economic environment are pertinent to sustainable habitat development for wildlife conservation. The study investigated the causes, levels of livelihood, and levels of human-wildlife conflict and constraints of Idanre forest reserve. Reconnaissance survey was ...  Read More

Animal Sciences
12. Evaluation of Wild Birds in the main Campus of Usmanu ‎Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto State Nigeria

Musa Zara; Mustapha Sani Bunza; Alarape Abideen

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 20-29

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.543665.1024

Abstract
  A re-evaluation study was conducted after eight years of the initial survey to find out the ‎distribution and diversity of avifauna concerning land use types in the main campus of Usmanu ‎Danfodiyo University Sokoto. This was carried out to serve as a follow-up to a survey carried ‎out in ...  Read More

13. Foam to Home: Factors influencing foam nest formation and larval development of Chirixalus simus Annandale, 1915.

Niloy Mandal; Rakesh Ghosh; Suman Pratihar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 21-28

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2020.137215.1002

Abstract
  During Covid -19 nationwide lockdown we have studied the foam nest formation and reproductive behaviour of Chirixalus simus Annandale, 1915in West Bengal, India.Temperature and humidity are two key factors regulating nest formation. Few plants are preferred over others for nest formation during early ...  Read More

14. An investigation into socio-economic impacts of invasive redbelly tilapia ‎Coptodon ‎zillii (Gervais, 1848): A case study from the Shadegan Wetland, ‎Iran‎

Hayedeh Tabasian; Asghar Abdoli; Hussein Valikhani; Milad Khosravi; Simin ‎ Dehghan Madiseh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 25-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.245823

Abstract
  The cichlid species, Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848) is one of the invasive tilapia species, but little is known about its ecological and socio-economic effects on freshwater ecosystems. This study aims to understand socio-economic impacts by considering the ecological roots of the invasion success of ...  Read More

15. Temporal Characteristics and Patterns of Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll in the Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean)

Fethi Bengil

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 29-37

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/sris.2020.137097.1001

Abstract
  Global warming is a well-known phenomenon, that increasing average of temperature. ‎Oceans are affected directly from this phenomenon with changing its abiotic and biotic ‎components. The Mediterranean Sea is known as the strongest warming sea in the world, ‎therefore, there is big concern ...  Read More

16. Spatial evaluation of physicochemical properties of River Benue concerning the habitat requirements of Manatee

Michael Iwar; P.O‎ Egwumah‎; S.O‎ Olufeagba‎

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 29-39

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2020.520829.1007

Abstract
  Spatial evaluation of the physicochemical parameters of River Benue in relation to the habitat requirements of west African Manatee was conducted. The River was divided into four segments; Makurdi, Abinsi, Gbajimba, and Gbaji. In each segment, ten (10) sample points were randomly selected and the following ...  Read More

17. Habitat preferences of Testudo graeca, Linnaeus 1758 (Testudines; Testudinidae) with a new locality record from eastern Black Sea region of Turkey

Muammer Kurnaz; Ali İhsan Eroğlu

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 30-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.527238.1015

Abstract
  Each species is unique in the area it lives in and while they are distributed in these areas, they are affected by many biotic and abiotic variables. These factors both create all the life requirements of the species in the habitats they live in and reveal the ecological barrier of the species between ...  Read More

18. A review on Causes of Ecological change along Lake Victoria basin, Kenya

Steve Omari Ngodhe

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 30-39

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.247947

Abstract
  To offer an increased understanding of the spatial patterns, temporal, social, and physical predictors of the conversion and transformations of land use in the Lake Victoria basin, a review of underlying causes (drivers and forces) is presented. This review discusses key theoretical underpinnings for ...  Read More

19. Distribution and habitat preference of the Red Panda in Lamtang ‎National Park of Nepal

Nikesh Kathayat; Sami Shrestha; Surya Khadka; Jiban Shrestha

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 38-51

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2020.137990.1004

Abstract
  The study was carried out in Ghyangphedi Buffer Zone area of Lamtang National Park (LNP), Nepal. ‎The objectives of this study were to identify habitat type, draw a distribution map of Red panda, and ‎know its conservation threats in Ghyangphedi, Lamtang National Park. Circular plots with a radius ...  Read More

20. The potential distribution and a new locality record of Roughtail Rock Agama (Stellagama stellio) from northwestern Anatolıa

Mehmet Kursat Sahin

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 39-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.527510.1016

Abstract
  Reptiles have been distributed in limited or wide areas, therefore it is well known that distribution dynamics are affected by several abiotic and biotic factors. While this situation constituted their habitat requirements, it also provides the suitable conditions that species can maintain their population ...  Read More

21. Locating and Prioritizing of Agricultural Processing Industries (Apple, ‎Grape, and pomegranate) in Markazi Province through Multi-Criteria ‎Decision-Making Methods; ANP and GIS

Elham Latifi; Azadeh Kazemi; Setareh Soheili

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 39-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.246745

Abstract
  One of the most efficient relationships between industry and agriculture is to construct Processing industries in villages.  Spatial Planning due to uneven Geographical Distribution of Activities and services, can achieve even geographical distribution of activities, resolving overpopulation, filling ...  Read More

22. Suitable areas for conservation of biodiversity (case study: wintering habitat of Asian houbara bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii in Sistan, Iran)

Malihe Erfani; Soraya Eperham

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 40-51

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.242070

Abstract
  Numerous published research in habitat suitability of various flora and fauna ‎‎species show that habitat conservation is the most important component of biodiversity ‎‎conservation. Among wildlife species, some are more important due to the declining population ‎‎and known ecological ...  Read More

23. The morphology and size of Erythrocytes of six reptiles species from the Syrian coastal region

Hassan mhanna; Aroub AlMasri; Nahla Ibrahim

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 40-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.247948

Abstract
  This study aimed to check the erythrocyte and nucleus sizes of six species of reptiles, one species of Agamidae (Laudakia stellio), one species of Testudinidae (Testudo graeca), one species of Chamaeleonidae (Chamaeleo chamaeleon recticrista), and three species of Lacertidae (Ophisops elegans, Lacerta ...  Read More

24. Fisheries bycatch mortality reconfirm foraging olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Northern Oman Sea in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran

Asghar Mobaraki; Elham Abtin

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 47-51

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.541555.1021

Abstract
  The coastal areas of the Northern part of Oman sea have been recorded as foraging grounds for Marine turtle species, mainly Green sea turtles(Chelonia mydas). These populations receive mortality caused by fisheries activities. Monitoring the coals of the area, in Sistan and Baluchestan province, we could ...  Read More

25. The avifauna of Takht-i-Sulaiman hill forest, Boulevard Srinagar, Kashmir

Mudasir Ali; Danish Mushtaq,

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 47-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.247949

Abstract
  During the present study which was carried out fortnightly from April to July 2019, a total of 19 species of birds were recorded from the study area ‘Takhat-i-Sulaiman’ forest located in the Srinagar city of Kashmir. The study area was surveyed for recording avifaunal diversity by applying ...  Read More