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Population Density of the Mona Monkeys (Cercopithecus mona, Schreber, 1774) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State, Nigeria
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 261-265
Received: Jun. 20, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 4, 2016; Published: Dec. 29, 2016
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Bukie James Oshita, Department of Wildlife and Range Management, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
Nchor Ayuk Atim, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Ebu Vincent Tawo, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Mgbang Edward Ubua, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
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Abstract
A survey of Mona Monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State, Nigeria, was conducted to determine its status, ecology and population density. Line transect method of wildlife population determination was adopted, and to assess the vegetation composition of the study area, the Total Enumeration Count of vegetation sampling was used. Two censuses were carried out in each of the ten transects (2.0km length, 0.02km width) and at interval of 1.0km randomly selected. Direct method of animal sighting was employed. Mean population density of mona Monkeys in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary was 4/km2, implying that the species was sighted during the survey while the vegetation assessment revealed the study area to composed of tropical rainforest plants species though seriously modified through human activities.
Keywords
Mona Monkey, Population Density, Line Transect, Two Censuses, Direct Animal Sighting
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Bukie James Oshita, Nchor Ayuk Atim, Ebu Vincent Tawo, Mgbang Edward Ubua, Population Density of the Mona Monkeys (Cercopithecus mona, Schreber, 1774) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State, Nigeria, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 261-265. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20160506.17
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