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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Socio-ecological factors favouring the presence of Erythrocebus patasschreber (Cercopithecidae) in the classified Agoua forest in central Benin


Volume 29, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 734–742

 Socio-ecological factors favouring the presence of Erythrocebus patasschreber (Cercopithecidae) in the classified Agoua forest in central Benin

Gbodja Houéhanou François GBESSO1, Jacques Evrard Charles Aguia Daho2, and Abdel Aziz OSSENI3

1 Unité de Recherche Horticole et d’Aménagement des Espaces Verts, Laboratoire des Sciences végétales, Horticoles et Forestières (lasvhf), Ecole d’Horticulture et d’Aménagement des Espaces Verts (EHAEV), Université Nationale d’Agriculture (UNA), BP 43 Kétou, Benin
2 Unité de Recherche en Biotechnologies végétales, Production des cultures et Sciences des semences, Laboratoire des Sciences végétales, Horticoles et Forestières, Ecole de Gestion et de Production Végétale et Semencière, Université Nationale d’Agriculture (UNA), BP 43 Kétou, Benin
3 Unité de Recherche Horticole et d’Aménagement des Espaces Verts, Laboratoire des Sciences végétales, Horticoles et Forestières (lasvhf), Ecole d’Horticulture et d’Aménagement des Espaces Verts (EHAEV), Université Nationale d’Agriculture (UNA), BP 43 Kétou, Benin

Original language: English

Received 15 May 2020

Copyright © 2020 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This research aims to investigate the distribution factors of Erythrocebus patas (red monkey) in the classified Agoua forest. The data was collected from the floristic inventory, carried out within 30 30m x 30m squares. Similarly, direct observations were made to note the variables that favour the presence of the species. An Analysis of The Main Components (CPA) is done on the data collected to establish the correlation between the different types of plant formation and the characteristic elements of the environment. The results show that 70% of the red monkey's habitats are found in savannas on ferralitic and ferreginous soils and 30% of its habitats are in forest galleries, on hydromorphic soils. These habitats are generally characterized by the presence of plant species that provide them with food, serve as resting places, hiding places and predation. Water points, roads and fields are less than 5km from these habitats. However, local populations have a variety of knowledge about the use of red monkeys. All this information allows the development of an ethnobotanical repository for the conservation of the species in central Benin.

Author Keywords: Distribution factors, Ethnozoology, Red monkey, Classified forest, Agoua.


How to Cite this Article


Gbodja Houéhanou François GBESSO, Jacques Evrard Charles Aguia Daho, and Abdel Aziz OSSENI, “Socio-ecological factors favouring the presence of Erythrocebus patasschreber (Cercopithecidae) in the classified Agoua forest in central Benin,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 734–742, June 2020.