1. Do National Parks and Private Nature Reserves create a cause for wildlife poaching in South Africa?

Daniel Bardey

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 1-7

Abstract
  The history within South Africa of white colonial land dispossession can be traced back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlements within the Cape. Land and livestock dispossession resulted in many frequent wars against the native peoples and the colonial settlers. With indigenous peoples ...  Read More

2. The structure, territorial relationships and ecology of birds in high-mountain Daghestan

Evgeny Vilkov

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 8-17

Abstract
  In this paper, the results of the bird counting during the period of 1998-2017 in High-mountains of Daghestan have been presented. The species composition and ecological structure of the avifauna from the study area have been described for the first time. Using cluster analysis I found that the avifauna ...  Read More

3. Seasonal comparison of catch composition, biodiversity and length-weight relationships of fish fauna in Doroudzan Dam, Fars Province, Iran

Seyyed Yousef Paighambari; Mohsen Ghaed Mohammadi; Hadi Raeisi; Mojtaba Pouladi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 18-28

Abstract
  This investigation was conducted in Doroudzan Dam located in Fars province from winter 2017 to summer 2018. The fish specimens were caught using monofilament gillnet with 20, 70, 100 and 120 mm mesh sizes. Overall, 283 fish specimens belong to the Cyprinidae (7 species) and Mugilidae families (1 species) ...  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

Abstract
  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. Faunistic diversity and distribution of Wolf spiders (lycosidae: araneae) in Western and Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Philip Noel O. Banaag; Olga M. Nuñeza; Aimee Lynn B. Dupo; Myla R. Santiago-Bautista

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 40-54

Abstract
  Despite being one of the most abundant spider families in the world, wolf/lycosid spiders are poorly studied in the Philippines. In this study, we determined the faunistic diversity and distribution of lycosid spiders from nine sampling sites in Western and Northern Mindanao. An opportunistic sampling ...  Read More

6. Crustacean decapod diversity associated with four shallow meadows of Cymodocea nodosa meadows from the North Aegean Sea

Chryssa Anastasiadou; Vasillis Papathanasiou; Nikolaos Kamidis; Chrysoula Gubili

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 55-65

Abstract
  Seagrass meadows and the associated invertebrate fauna, are important ecological biodiversity indicators for coastal marine environments. Increasing anthropogenic stress and climate change, have made these habitats priority targets for monitoring and conservation, however, the relevant information is ...  Read More

7. Satellite data as indicators of oak forests canopy cover change Case study (Kamfirouze oak forests)

Mostafa khabazi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 66-72

Abstract
  Oak forests of Zagros mountainous ridge, provide important ecosystem services that play a major role in local communities' survival. Nearly all communities in the vicinity of these valuable forested areas are dependent on the ecosystem services from different views like water, fuel, and husbandry. Different ...  Read More

8. 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

Abstract
  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