1. An Evaluation on Interaction of Cetaceans with Fisheries in the seas around Turkey

Fethi BENGIL; Murat Ozaydinli; Elizabeth Bengil

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 May 2020


  Interaction between fisheries and cetacean species has been one of the challenging issues in marine biology for the last three decades. Even though there have been some attempts to regulate legislations or mitigation action for their by-catch in certain regions, the bilateral effects of this interaction ...  Read More

2. Population status, habitat suitability and threat assessment of Indian spiny-tailed lizard Saara hardwickii (Gray, 1827) in the Thar desert of Rajasthan

Mandeep Kaur; Manish Joshi; Kiranmay Sarma; Syed Asrafuzzaman; SanjayKeshari Das

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 April 2020


  In India, population of the Indian spiny-tailed lizard is extinct in many parts of its past distribution and currently the species is mainly confined to the desert areas of northwestern India. The present study was carried out from January 2014 to May 2017 in the Thar desert of Rajasthan (TDR) to know ...  Read More

3. Population densities and conservation assessment of three threatened agamid species in Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka

EGDP Jayasekara; Dharshani Mahaulpatha; Lakshika Keerthirathna

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 April 2020


  Horton Plains National Park is home for three endemic and threatened agamid species in Sri Lanka; Ceratophora stoddartii, Cophotis ceylanica and Calotes nigrilabris. This study was conducted to estimate the population densities of these lizard species within HPNP in 2016 and 2017. Line transect surveys ...  Read More

4. Genetic structure and diversity of black francolin in Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, India.

Priyanka Negi; Atul Kathait; Tripti Negi; Pramesh Lakhera

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 29-39


  The present study evaluates the genetic diversity of black francolin (Francolinus francolinus asiae) in Uttarakhand on the basis of microsatellite loci. For this purpose, we examined five populations from three geographical zones of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. Microsatellite markers were polymorphic ...  Read More

5. A review of the biodiversity conservation status of Nigeria

Odoligie Imarhiagbe; Wisdom Oghenevwogaga Egboduku; Beluchukwu Joseph Nwankwo

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 73-83


  Despite a plethora of policies that address issues of conservation of nature’s resources, biodiversity continues to face a series of threats in Nigeria. The study aimed at a critical appraisal of the status of biodiversity conservation and utilization pattern in Nigeria. The review was carried ...  Read More

6. Seasonal habitat selection by house sparrows across the urbanization matrix in Delhi, India

Shikha Choudhary; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Rajiv Kalsi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 57-65


  House sparrows are associated with rural and urban regions and are a common species of any urban ecosystem. Previous studies confirm that urbanization and industrialization are two major factors causing the loss of suitable foraging and nesting space in urban areas for house sparrows, contributing to ...  Read More

7. Avifauna Species Diversity and Abundance in Kainji Lake ‎National Park, Niger State, Nigeria

Olaoluwa Ayodeji Adebayo; Shafiu Kilishi ‎ Halidu

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 16-26


  The dearth of understanding the importance of bird species diversity and abundance contributes to the low rate of conservation and distribution of wildlife species in the ecosystem. Diversity and abundance are equally important factors for improving the ecological system. This study examined bird species ...  Read More

8. Distribution of Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and its interaction with local communities in the Abohar wildlife sanctuary, Northwestern India

Parteek Bajwa; Netrapal Singh Chauhan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 27-35


  The information regarding animal distribution and perceptiveness of local communities play an essential role in designing and planning protected areas, and their management policies as well. To this aim, we mapped the distribution of our focal species, Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in and ...  Read More

9. Assessment and planning protective hotspots and wildlife habitats corridors in the provinces of ‎Hamedan, Markazi, and Qom, Iran

Elahe Khangholi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 44-49


  Today, the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world is the destructions of habitats subsequently occur after changing habitats and fragmentation of large habitats. These days the destructions of habitats are the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world which is occurred subsequently after changing ...  Read More

10. Mapping and analysis of the Himalayan musk deer habitat in Annapurna conservation area

Anisha Aryal; Kishor Bhatta

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-10


  Himalayan musk deer(Moschus chrysogaster), commonly known as Kasturi mriga  is listed as an endangered species by IUCN and protected by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973 of Nepal. The study was carried out in two village development committees within the Annapurna conservation ...  Read More

11. Spatial-Systematic Analysis Approach for Conservation Purposes

Mehdi Alipour Erdi; Ebrahim Fataei; Mohammad E. Ramezani; Hadi Ravan Nakhchevani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 37-46


  Increasing human population growth leads to the increase in resource consumption and biodiversity degradation. The current threats to the biodiversity and widlife extinction emphasis on the protected areas role in the conservation plans. In this research we used systematic conservation planning map overlay ...  Read More