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P-ISSN: 2349-6800, E-ISSN: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6
Abundance and distribution of pangolins (Manis spp.) in the kimbi-fungom national park, North West Region, Cameroon

TSI Evaristus Angwafo, Ngong Kenneth Kaimo, Mvo Denis Chuo and Woyu Hans Berinyuy

This research was carried out in 2017 and the general objective was to contribute to the conservation of Pangolins in their remaining stronghold habitats in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park (K-FNP). The methodology employed for data collection of bio-indicators signs was “recce” walk. A total effort of 22.5 km was walked. Results identified three species of pangolins; Phataginus tetradactyla, Smutsia gigantean and Phataginus tricuspis. The encounter rate (ER) of pangolins gave 0.97 sign per km with the highest number of signs observed in the Northern regions of the Park. The mean ER of anthropogenic activities gave 1.1 sign per km with hunting as the most preponderant with an E.R of 1.87 sign per km. Encounter Rate of anthropogenic activities plotted against those of pangolin gave a coefficient of determination (R2) = 0.096 indicating that 9.6% of pangolin distribution was accounted for by human activities. Therefore an urgent action plan to curb the illegal hunting of pangolins was needed to opens ways for conservation priority of this species in the K-FNP.
Map of Cameroon showing the location of the Kimbi-Fungom National Park in theNorth West region of Cameroon
Fig. 1: Map of Cameroon showing the location of the Kimbi-Fungom National Park in theNorth West region of Cameroon
Map showing representation of recce-transects for animal inventory in the kimbi-fungom national park
Fig. 2: Map showing representation of recce-transects for animal inventory in the kimbi-fungom national park
Map showing spatial distribution of pangolins in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park
Fig. 3: Map showing spatial distribution of pangolins in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park
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How to cite this article:
TSI Evaristus Angwafo, Ngong Kenneth Kaimo, Mvo Denis Chuo, Woyu Hans Berinyuy. Abundance and distribution of pangolins (Manis spp.) in the kimbi-fungom national park, North West Region, Cameroon. J Entomol Zool Stud 2019;7(6):71-78.

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