Birds and Tree Species Diversity of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove World Heritage Site Osun State Southwestern, Nigeria

Okosodo, E. and Tinuoye, O.I (2020) Birds and Tree Species Diversity of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove World Heritage Site Osun State Southwestern, Nigeria. In: Proceedings of The 3rd Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Conference, Nigeria Chapter Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria 2-3 December, 2020, 2-3 December, 2020, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo.

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Birds are among the best monitors of environmentalchanges and have been used to evaluate the environment throughout history as bio-monitors and the changes in their population, behavior patterns, and reproductive ability have most often been used to examine the long term effects of habitat fragmentation. Hence they are the good indicators of the ecological status of any given ecosystem (Castelletta et al., 2000). Forests attract much avifauna because of the habitat suitability for most of them. This especially includes the birds that are associated with the vegetation, and for most, the existence of trees is vital to their life cycle. Birds show different levels of interest to various stands depending on the age of the stands Deforestation in the tropics is one of the major threats to global biodiversity (Dobson et al., 1997). In Nigeria at present, the destruction of natural habitats continues rapidly, resulting in the depletion of the country's biodiversity). However, South Western Nigeria is the region of high population densities and intense agricultural land -use area (Agbelusi, 1994). For this reason, perhaps biodiversity depletion may be occurring at much higher rate than elsewhere in Nigeria. NEA,(2002) reported that increased export demands for primates and birds for research and trade in timber and non-timber species are indirect causes of biodiversity loss in various parts of the country. Agricultural intensification, logging, and poaching within and around most forest reserve in south west Nigeria have resulted insharp decline of bird species in recent times, avian species are becoming intolerant of pressures on their habitats (Manu, 2000). An assessment of the abundance and diversity of bird species in Oshogbo Groove therefore, serve as a good indication of the health of the environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
S Agriculture > SK Hunting sports
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Bolanle Yisau I.
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 23:32
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 23:32

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