Henry MMADUABUCHI Ijeomah

Henry MMADUABUCHI Ijeomah
University of Port Harcourt · Department Of Forestry & Wildlife Mgt.

Professor: M.Sc. Wildlife Mgt Phd Wildlife Management MSc. Hospitality and Tourism Mgt.

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Zoos are established to provide environmental and conservation education to the public but the effectiveness of their operations is yet to be ascertained in Nigeria. Management of zoos in selected destinations in Nigeria was therefore carried out using University of Ibadan zoo (UI zoo) and Makurdi zoological garden (Mkd zoo) as case studies, with t...
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The study examined the potentials for sustainable tourism development in Andoni and Opobo/ Nkoro local government areas in River state. Data were collected through questionnaire, observation and in-depth interview. A set of questionnaire was administered to household respondents in Ikuru (40), Ilotumbi (19), Oyorokotor (64), Epellema (20), Opobo to...
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Urban people's awareness and perceptions of coastal tourism and conservation of wildlife resources in Port Harcourt metropolis of Rivers State was studied. Two urban communities were randomly selected from each of the three Local Government Areas of Port Harcourt metropolis. Data for the study were collected using questionnaire and in-depth intervi...
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The application of inappropriate and environmentally non-friendly development strategies has made the world vulnerable to systemic breakdown in production. The relevance of wildlife resources and ecotourism as instruments for achieving sustainable development goals is therefore examined. Wildlife and ecotourism are of immense importance in achievin...
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This study assessed tourism attractions and the local conservation of monitor lizard (Varanus niloticus) in Ndoni community, Rivers state using data collected through administration of questionnaire, in-depth interview, and field observations. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics presented in form of tables and charts. The tour...
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Tourists' attractions and satisfaction in selected eco-destinations in Lagos state, Nigeria were studied using Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), Lekki; Elegushi Royal Beach (ERB), Lekki and the Origin Gardens and Zoo (OGZ), Ikorodu as case studies with the aim of assessing tourist attractions, challenges and level of satisfaction in the destinations...
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A survey of mammalian species was conducted in Cross River National Park, (Oban and Okwangwo Divisions) Cross River State, Nigeria, to ascertain species diversity and population density, for a period of six months. A census of mammals was carried out on one transect in each division for a period of six months, January to March and May to July (both...
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A survey of mammalian species was conducted in Cross River National Park, (Oban and Okwangwo Divisions) Cross River State, Nigeria, to ascertain species diversity and population density, for a period of six months. A census of mammals was carried out on one transect in each division for a period of six months, January to March and May to July (both...
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A survey of mammalian species was conducted in Cross River National Park, (Oban and Okwangwo Divisions) Cross River State, Nigeria, to ascertain species diversity and population density, for a period of six months. A census of mammals was carried out on one transect in each division for a period of six months, January to March and May to July (both...
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A survey of mammalian species was conducted in Cross River National Park, (Oban and Okwangwo Divisions) Cross River State, Nigeria, to ascertain species diversity and population density, for a period of six months. A census of mammals was carried out on one transect in each division for a period of six months, January to March and May to July (both...
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A survey of mammalian species was conducted in Cross River National Park, (Oban and Okwangwo Divisions) Cross River State, Nigeria, to ascertain species diversity and population density, for a period of six months. A census of mammals was carried out on one transect in each division for a period of six months, January to March and May to July (both...
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The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria is renowned for its rich biodiversity and a large amount of crude oil deposit. Consequently, this has led to the increasing numbers of exploration activities couple with oil spills and other forms of habitat degradation. This review paper, therefore, seeks to examine the threat and conservation status of wildlife r...
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Nigeria is endowed with several resources of international ecological and touristic importance which should serve as the bases for sustainable tourism development but has not derived substantial benefits from the tourism market. With the largest population in Africa that can sustain domestic tourism, and many cultures which reflect in food and envi...
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Various attempts have been made by different levels of government on the creation of awareness towards identifying and developing ecotourism destinations in Nigeria, but the attractions, activities, facilities and tourists’ satisfaction level in age - old community-based eco-destinations such as Ezeagu tourist complex are yet to be ascertained. Thi...
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The destructive nesting and feeding behaviour of Village Weavers is worrisome due to the detrimental nature to both agricultural production and scenic beauty of many environments. Preference of nesting material by Village Weaver birds (Ploceus cucullatus) in University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria was therefore studied for a period of two months (2nd...
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Tourism and terrorism in the contemporary world: ecodestinations of Nigeria in perspective was studied with the aim of exposing the security threats posed by unmanaged or poorly managed forests on travels and tours at different levels; the consequences of terrorism on tourist visitations to various parts of the world, and Nigeria especially the for...
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The study reviewed utilization and threats to snakes in Nigeria. Snake as a group is one of the most hated by man, the manager of all resources. This hatred is partly due to the fear man has for snake as a group that can kill both human beings and domestic animal leading to economic loses and reduction in human population. Contrarily the presence o...
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Frogs are among the most threatened species of wildlife in IUCN red list. Its utilisation in Ibadan, a major depot in western Nigeria was therefore conducted with the aim of assessing the forms and trend of use; and amongst others, reasons for frog meat consumption. Data for the study were collected through questionnaire, in-depth interviews and fi...
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The study reviewed some environmental concerns in the mangrove and wetland ecosystem that could negatively affect productivity. Among these threats to biodiversity and healthy existence of man in wetland ecosystems are indiscriminate mining of sand, land reclamation or sand filling of wetlands, over exploitation of resources, high rate of deforesta...
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Grasscutter farming technology was introduced in Africa as an antidote to reduce hunting pressure on game species but vast majority of grasscutters consumed are still harnessed from the wild, and many wild animals are becoming endangered on yearly basis. The challenges and prospects of grasscutter farming in selected areas in Rivers State was there...
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Edible forest and wildlife resources are marketed in every part of eastern Nigeria but their perceived economic values and marketing channels in Nsukka rural communities of Enugu state is yet to be documented. Data used for the study were collected through oral interview, focus group discussion and administration of two sets of structured questionn...
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Edible forest and wildlife resources are utilized in every part of eastern Nigeria but their rate of utilization, reasons and parts of species utilized in Nsukka zone of Enugu State is yet to be documented. Utilization of edible forest and wildlife resources in Nsukka zone was therefore studied. Data used for the study were collected through oral i...
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This study investigated the Utilization and Biochemical Analysis of Honey produced in Rivers and Abia States, Nigeria. Data for this study were collected through personal observations, field observations, laboratory analysis and use of questionnaire. A set of questionnaire was administered to all management staff of apiculture units in University o...
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The paper assessed socioeconomic characteristics and marketing experience of forest and wildlife resources marketers in Nsukka zone of Enugu State, Nigeria using data sourced from in depth interview, focus group discussion and administration of two sets of structured questionnaires. In-depth interviews were conducted with selected individuals from...
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Prospects and sustainability of Ecotourism in Finima Nature Park (FNP), Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria was studied with the objectives of identifying tourist attractions in the park, and assessing the socioeconomic characteristics of households in communities bordering the park. Data for the study were collected through observation, in-depth i...
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The study surveyed socioeconomic characteristics of visitors in Yankari Wildlife Park, identified preferred recreational activities and wildlife species among tourists, and assessed repetition of visits in the destination. Data used for the study were obtained through structured questionnaire, indepth interview of selected knowledgeable staff and t...
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Several efforts have been made by tourism institutions in Nigeria concerning identification of new tourism attractions but the level of patronage and host communities' participation in many age old ecotourism destinations are yet to be ascertained. The study was therefore conducted to assess the level of tourist visitation and host communities' inv...
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Several efforts have been made by tourism institutions in Nigeria concerning identification of new tourism attractions but challenges of many age-old ecotourism destinations are unknown, and some have been either destroyed or neglected. More so many destinations are fast losing their popularity irrespective of huge investment continuously made ther...
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Forms and trends of encroachments were investigated in Cross River National Park (CRNP) of Nigeria with the view of ascertaining the prevailing forms, trends, strategies of poaching and ecological consequences of illegal exploitations on the state of species in the biodiversity hotspot; that is contiguous with Korup and Takamanda national parks of...
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The vulnerability level of Niger Delta inhabitants to environmental pollution due to oil spillage is world acclaimed but the extent of heavy metals in the ecosystem is yet to be ascertained. This study therefore investigated the concentration of Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel, Lead, Copper, Zinc and Manganese in the tissues of selected non-vertebrate wi...
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Chelonoidis nigra is threatened, but the utilization pattern and efforts to change the conservation status in its natural home range is yet to be recommended. Utilization of tortoise in selected communities in Udu Local Government Area was therefore carried out with the aim of investigating the various ways tortoise is being utilized, factors milit...
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Several efforts have been made by tourism institutions in Nigeria concerning development of new tourism destinations but the attractions in age old ecotourism destinations are unknown. The study was therefore conducted to identify tourism attractions in two selected destinations of international ecological importance. Data for the study were collec...
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Mangrove forests are increasingly recognized as crucial ecosystems in sustaining the livelihoods of households, who dwell in and around them;but the roles of the mangrove forest in Akassa island is yet to be ascertained. This study provided a critical assessment of household livelihood opportunities derivable from the Mangrove forest in Akassa in t...
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Non utilization of water bodies and forests has become a major security threat to inhabitants of many areas, as protected areas left unmanaged are erroneously perceived to be ‘free zones’ by hoodlums and in most cases encroached into. Utilisation of such areas with coastal attractions for tourism could generate resources for both protection of the...
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Ecotourism potentials of the University of Uyo Arboretum and Ravine were investigated to determine respondents' awareness of the ecodestinations, willingness to visit the sites, perceptions of the sites as ecodestinations, and factors that can enhance visitation to the destinations. Data for the study were collected through a set of structured ques...
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This study investigates the factors influencing successful captive breeding and re-introduction of selected primate species in the wild using Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature (CERCOPAN) and Drill Rehabilitation and Breeding Center (PANDRILLUS) of Cross Rivers State as case studies. Data for the study were colle...
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The study investigated the sources, availability, and nutritional values of Crab (Callinectes spp); Oyster (Ostreaedulis); Periwinkle (Littorina irrorata); and the Raphia palm weevil larvae (Rhynchophorus phoenicis) in the study area. Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri in Bayelsa State and Isaka and Okrika Communities of Rivers State were selected at rand...
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A survey of the avifaunal resources was conducted in the three campuses (Choba, Abuja, and Delta) of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria to ascertain their bird species composition, abundance, diversity, and affinity for different tree species. Bird census was carried out on twelve focal trees in each of the three campuses for a period of six...
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Analysis of poaching activities in Kanji Lake National Park (KLNP) of Nigeria was conducted with the aim of investigating the forms and trend of encroachment experienced in the premier protected area, and to determine the locations where poaching occur. Data for the study were collected using two sets of structured questionnaires and secondary data...
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Challenges of wildlife management in Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria was studied to determine the constraints to effective management. Based on closeness to the park, ten communities (five from each of the two sectors of the park) were selected from communities bordering the park for data collection. Two sets of structured questionnaires were ad...
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Politics of wild resources management and its implications on ecotourism and biodiversity conservation inYankari wildlife park was studied using two sets of structured questionnaires, In depth interview and field observation. Data obtained were analysed using descriptive statistics. Results revealed existing conflicts of political interests on acce...
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Snake is one of the major group of games feared by people in many localities because of their venoms, yet snakes are equally afraid of human beings. This balance of terror apart from affecting both man and snakes has also led to their deaths. Epidemiology of snake bites among selected communities in the enclave of Cross River National Park: Oban di...
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Appraisal of flora species which form an integral part of animal ecology, in wildlife based protected areas is necessary before any meaningful conservation work can commence. This informed the study on the preliminary assessment of tree species diversity in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS) and its adjoining communal forest, a biodiversity hot...
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This study investigated the helminthic load in grazing mammals of Gashaka Gumti National Park, focusing on the Filinga Range of the Park where both grazing livestock and grazing wild ungulates can be found interacting. Faecal samples of different ungulates were collected from different locations in both dry and rainy seasons of 2010. A total of ele...
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Nile crocodile ( Crocodylus nilotica ) is threatened and the rate of its hunting and the vulnerability ranking of the species on basis of size or age is unknown in Nigeria, particularly in coastal areas. Analysis of C. nilotica hunting was therefore conducted in Choba, Aluu, Abonema and Emohua, being communities located around the fresh water / sal...
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Analysis of poaching activities in Kanji Lake National Park (KLNP) of Nigeria was conducted with the aim of investigating the forms and trend of encroachment experienced in the premier protected area, and to determine the locations where poaching occur. Data for the study were collected using two sets of structured questionnaires and secondary data...
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Host Communities to eco -developmental projects are usually pacified with promises of communal empowerment, when denied their desired top management positions. The inadequacy of information on socioeconomic characteristics and felt needs of households are major impediments to effective economic empowerment programmes in sub Saharan Africa. The pape...
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Nile crocodile (Crocodylus nilotica) is threatened and the rate of its hunting and the vulnerability rank-ing of the species on basis of size or age is unknown in Nigeria, particularly in coastal areas. Analysis of C. nilotica hunting was therefore conducted in Choba, Aluu, Abonema and Emohua, being communities located around the fresh water / salt...
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Difficulties in achieving sustainable mass adoption of new agroforestry technologies in the face of high soil erosion, environmental degradation, land use pressure, habitat destruction, consistent crop failures due to climate change, and economic melt-down have called for the evaluation and improvement of existing indigenous and traditional agrofor...
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Endowment with natural attractive features is one of the important indicators of a successful development of ecotourism, as simulation of ecotourism potentials can significantly affect patronage by making experience unnatural. This survey was conducted using oral interviews, group discussions, a reconnaissance survey and information obtained from a...
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The study assessed causes and impacts of conflicts on biodiversitymanagement in Old Oyo National Park (OONP), Nigeria. Ten villages out ofabout 41 villages sited within 10km radius around OONP were randomlyselected for wildlife assessment. A total of 100 questionnaire wereadministered to the villagers while 40 questionnaire were administered toPark...
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The existence of snail in the wild has become threatened, and information on the efficiency and effectiveness of ex - situ management of snails in many areas is urgently needed for consistent supply of snails. This work, therefore surveyed the practice and adoption of snail farming technology in Cross River State, Nigeria. Cross River State was str...
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Threats posed by snail disappearance and the continuous decline in mean daily protein consumption per person in Nigeria are alarming. This study therefore surveyed snail farming in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria with the aim of updating information on heliculture in the study area. Eleven Local Government Areas were randomly selected from Akwa Ibom State...
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This paper surveyed the herp species traded in secret bush meat markets of Cross River State, with the view of assessing their conservation status and uses they are put to. The study mainly focused on six selected communities in Akamkpa Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross Rivers State, Nigeria – the host LGA of Oban section of the Cross River Nati...