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Sustainable Utilization and Conservation of Africa's Biological Resources and Environment

By: Sylvester Chibueze Izah(Editor), Matthew Chidozie Ogwu(Editor)
691 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
Sustainable Utilization and Conservation of Africa's Biological Resources and Environment
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About this book

This edited book highlights the potential and actual contributions of the sustainable management and utilization of indigenous biological resources and environment for the development of Africa. The book centres on documenting current trends and issues in the field of resource use and conservation with the view of emphasizing their benefits to the pursuit of development within the region.

By documenting the array of natural resources and environment in Africa, this book addresses the topical knowledge and understanding gaps that characterize conservation (rationale for sustainable resource exploration), utilization patterns, and conservation challenges including policy status, environmental threats, impacts of tourism, reduction in food resources, etc., and their effects on the sustainable development of Africa. Through an integrated approach, the book focuses on below and above-ground biological resources and the diverse scales of environment that characterize Africa.

This collection of works is very helpful for natural and social scientists, policymakers, strategists, researchers, government and non-government organizations, biodiversity and environmental managers, climate change scientists, practitioners, activists, conservationists, academics, ecologists, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and others who want to learn about and understand the best way to use and protect Africa's resources and heritage sustainably.

Contents

Chapter 1. Overview of African Biological Resources and Environment
Chapter 2. Biodiversity Conservation and Tourism Sustainability in Africa
Chapter 3. Biodiversity Conservation Strategies and Sustainability
Chapter 4. Potentials, threats, and sustainable conservation strategies of Plankton and Macrophytes
Chapter 5. Threats and conservation status of cercopithecus sclateri in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Chapter 6. Potential threats and possible conservation strategies of Biodiversity in Niger Delta region of Nigeria
Chapter 7. Exploration of Local Beliefs and Cultural Heritages as Tools for Species Conservation in Selected Sites in Africa
Chapter 8. The need to conserve and protect forest resources
Chapter 9. Rationale behind conservation of Africa's biological resources
Chapter 10. The Value of Biodiversity to Sustainable Development in Africa
Chapter 11. Medicinal potentials of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller): Technologies for the production of Therapeutics
Chapter 12. Sustainable utilization of important medicinal plants in Africa
Chapter 13. Local Food Crops In Africa: Sustainable Utilization, Threats, And Traditional Storage Strategies
Chapter 14. Environmental Pollution: Threats, Impact on Biodiversity, and Protection Strategies
Chapter 15. Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta Ecosystem: the role of Anthropogenic pollution
Chapter 16. Climate Change and Other Environmental Factors as Drivers of Fauna and Flora Biodiversity in Africa
Chapter 17. Contamination of African water resources: impacts on biodiversity and strategies for conservation and restoration
Chapter 18. Disease Outbreaks In Ex-Situ Plant Conservation And Potential Management Strategies
Chapter 19. Challenges of sea turtle conservation in African territorial waters: the way out
Chapter 20. An Overview of Environmental Resources in Africa: Emerging Issues and Sustainable Exploitation
Chapter 21. Touristic Value of African Environment: A Socio-Economic Perspective
Chapter 22. Environmental Sustainability: Relevance of Forensic Insects and other Ecosystem Services in Africa
Chapter 23. Intrinsic Values of the African Environment: A Sustainable Perspective
Chapter 24. Towards sustainable biological and environmental policies in Africa

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Biography

Dr Sylvester Chibueze Izah is a lecturer at Bayelsa Medical University in Yenagoa, Nigeria, where he also serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Planning, Research, and Innovations, and Sub Dean of his Faculty. Dr Izah is a licensed Environmental Health Specialist in Nigeria. He is a multidisciplinary academic with multifaceted abilities relevant to Sustainable Human-Environmental Health Interactions (covering air, soil, and water quality; toxicology; hygiene and sanitation; food science; waste management; biodiversity and their sustainability and risk assessment). Dr. Izah has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and an edited book. He is also an editorial and reviewer board member of many journals.

Dr Matthew Chidozie Ogwu is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Ecology and Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University, USA. He is an interdisciplinary academic with transdisciplinary skills pertinent to the assessment of coupled human and natural as well as socio-ecological systems and has numerous awards, research grants, and scholarships to his name. He is spearheading some convergence works (One Health and Eco Health) in the Human Environmental and Agricultural Laboratory at Appalachian State University. Dr Ogwu serves on the board of and as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. He continues to volunteer his time and skills to promote sustainable community development, especially in the Global South.

By: Sylvester Chibueze Izah(Editor), Matthew Chidozie Ogwu(Editor)
691 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
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