Faunistic biodiversity of a learning environment: A preliminary report from the National Open University of Nigeria (Abeokuta Study Centre), Ogun State, Nigeria

Abstract : Land use and urbanization stressors have greatly influenced environmental modification. This survey aims to report the faunas observed in a learning environment. Direct observation and verbal interviews of respondents (workers) for a month in the learning environment were adopted in this survey. Animal species present around the learning environment were assessed while unsighted fauna were informed by respondents. Fauna species reported in the learning environment were good representatives of the animal kingdom which can be grouped into vertebrate and invertebrate. Six (6) fauna species were uniquely mentioned by the respondents. The recorded faunas were also representative of the complete trophic level and food chain with 59.1% of the observed fauna species as primary consumers. The learning environments have a good faunistic community depicting a functioning ecosystem. Therefore, the man-made practice around the learning environment is not completely detrimental to the faunas.
Keyword : Biodiversity, fauna, learning environment, land use, National Open University of Nigeria
Author(s) : Umoren, O. D., Idowu, O. M.
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Published Issue : 2024 Vol. 19 Number 2

2024 Vol. 19 Number 2