Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 8
Page No. 948 - 951

An Inventory of Biodiversity in the Badiar National Park, Guinea Conakry: Implication for Conservation

Authors : Doumbouya Sory Bailo, Nahayo Alphonse and Yansheng Gu

Abstract: This study aims at making the inventory of plants and animals species of Badiar park (Guinea Conakry) by highlighting the species richness and investigating different human activities done around the park. This park is ecologically and socio economically important ecosystem. It attracts many tourists because of its high biodiversity. Plant inventory was done by making plots (25 m2) and animals’ names were recorded based on our sight, their nests, footprints, droppings and excrements. Human activities were recorded based on the observation. Microsoft Excel was used to analyze data. Results showed that some plant species are classified vulnerable by IUCN such as Ceiba pentandra, Cassia sieberiana and Combretum micranthum. Others are threatened like Khaya senegalensis and Tamarindus indica. A mammal species Pan troglodytes is on the red list of IUCN: Endangered. One bird species is at risk (Ciconia ciconia) and another is vulnerable (Psittacus senegalensis). Two reptiles species are at risk (Python sebae and Python regius), others are vulnerable (Crocodylus niloticus and Varanus niloticus). All amphibian species found are vulnerable (Bufo superciliaris, Hyperiolus concolor and Hyperiolus guineensis). Human activities done around the park include medicinal plants collection, hunting and wood collection.

How to cite this article:

Doumbouya Sory Bailo, Nahayo Alphonse and Yansheng Gu, 2009. An Inventory of Biodiversity in the Badiar National Park, Guinea Conakry: Implication for Conservation . Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 948-951.

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