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


  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


  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


  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


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

Vipin Kumar

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


  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

6. 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


  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

7. 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


  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

8. 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


  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

9. Current Status of Nile lechwe in Gambella National Park
Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 18-24


  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

10. 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


  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

11. 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


  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

12. An investigation into socio-economic impacts of invasive redbelly tilapia ‎Coptodon ‎zillii (Gervais, 1848): A case study from the Shadegan Wetland, ‎Iran‎
Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 25-38


  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

13. 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


  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

14. 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


  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

15. 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


  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

16. 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


  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

17. 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


  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

18. 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


  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

19. Unusual mating behavior of Apathya cappadocica in the winter season from southeastern Anatolia

Mehmet Kursat Sahin

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 49-53


  Ectothermic organisms, like terrestrial reptiles have very strong physiological tendency to maintain a stable internal environment with buffering the effects of outer conditions. However, they mostly tend to regulate their homeostasis in winter season via hibernation strategy. The members of family Lacertidae ...  Read More

20. The mammalian fauna of two protected areas in Adana Province: Akyatan Wildlife Development Area (Karataş) and Aleppo Pinery (Yumurtalık)

Ahmet Karataş; Mehmet Arslan

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 52-65


  In the study, the mammalian fauna of the two protected areas (Akyatan Wildlife Development Area and Aleppo Pinery) in Adana Province were investigated. Some animals were directly observed or determined by indirect methods such as footprint, faeces, and burrow. Additionally, three photo-traps, set on ...  Read More

21. Scincopus fasciatus, distribution and new records in Tunisia‎

Mohsen Kalboussi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 52-57


  Scincopus fasciatus (Peters, 1864) is a nocturnal skink species rarely recorded from its large global distribution area. In Tunisia, it was reported for the first time at the end of the 19th century. After different field surveys in southern Tunisia, I found the species active many times in Bou Hedma ...  Read More

22. Geospatial modeling of landscape ecological sustainability level in geo-‎tourism regions

Mehrdad Hadipour

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 58-72


  Identifying various geomorphologic units with ecotourism attraction and determining the high-quality ‎landscape are important steps in order to improve the quality and protecting natural ecosystems. The ‎present study aims to achieve a more appropriate landscape pattern in the framework of ecotourism ...  Read More

23. Investigation on some heavy metals' accumulation (Cd, Zn, Cr, Vn) in the muscle and hepatic tissues of the Persian Jird and Mole vole

Mustafa Hadavand; Amir Ansari; Mansoureh Shayeghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 66-71


  Rodents are a group of mammals that have always been considered as bio-indicators for ecosystems' health. This study has been designed to do so and to investigate the changing way of element absorption measurements like Cadmium, Vanadium, Chromium, and Zinc in the muscle and liver of Meriones persicus ...  Read More

24. Breeding biology of Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei Breme 1839) in West Azerbaijan province, Iran

Mohammad Ahmadi; Morteza Naderi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 72-79


  From April 2014 to March 2015, we investigated Slender-billed Gull breeding biology in multiple temporal islands located in the Shahid Kazemi dam, Bukan, West Azerbaijan province, Iran. During the study period, we monitored a single breeding colony of the Nazargah Island (0.026 sq km) of Shahid Kazemi ...  Read More

25. Avifauna and Flora diversity of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove World Heritage site Osun State South West Nigeria

‎Okosodo Ehi Francis; Sarada Prasad Mohapatra

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 March 2021


  Diversity of birds and tree species was studied in Osun- Oshogbo Sacred Groove World Heritage site in South West Nigeria. A total of 20 transect lines of 500m were randomly laid out and the minimum distance between two transect lines was 200m. The number of transect lines was determined by the site ...  Read More