International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015

  • Natural Regeneration Practice in Degraded High Lands of Ethiopia Through Area Enclosure

    Wondie Mebrat

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 120-123
    Received: 17 July 2015
    Accepted: 28 July 2015
    Published: 6 August 2015
    Abstract: Forest provides livelihoods for millions of people worldwide through provision of different products. However, their diversity and area coverage are highly declined through time due to deforestation, invasive species, expansion of agricultural practice and land degradation. In line of these several interventions have been tried to undertake environ... Show More
  • Study on Sustainable Development of Agriculture in Dabieshan Pilot Site Based on the Model of Ecological Footprint

    Miao Tian

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 124-128
    Received: 21 July 2015
    Accepted: 5 August 2015
    Published: 24 August 2015
    Abstract: Quantitative evaluation and monitor the status and the degree of sustainable development is a hot and difficult problem. Among the existed evaluation methods and models, ecological footprint is a comprehensive and practical method. Since it was introduced into China in 1999, it has been widely used in the study of regional ecological sustainable de... Show More
  • Soil Erosion Is Influenced by Grain for Green Policy in Loess Plateau Area of Northern Shaanxi, China

    Tao Wang

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 129-136
    Received: 14 August 2015
    Accepted: 25 August 2015
    Published: 5 September 2015
    Abstract: Grain for Green Policy (GGP), one of China’s important ecological construction and protection policies, have been made remarkable achievements since implementation in 1999. The purpose of this work is to assessment of soil erosion influenced by GGP, which implementation is lead to great change of land use and vegetation cover, using RUSLE model on ... Show More
  • Soil Fertility Status and Productivity Trends Along a Toposequence: A Case of Gilgel Gibe Catchment in Nadda Assendabo Watershed, Southwest Ethiopia

    Siraj Beshir, Mulugeta Lemeneh, Endalkachew Kissi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 137-144
    Received: 6 August 2015
    Accepted: 19 August 2015
    Published: 7 September 2015
    Abstract: The Impact of landscape positions and land use type on properties as well as land productivity are commonly observed in Ethiopia. The study was therefore conducted to quantify soil fertility and productivity trends under three land uses along the gradient (lower, middle and upper slope positions) of Nadda Assendabo watershed, Southwest Ethiopia. Th... Show More
  • Assessment of Tanzanian and Regional Climate Change Related Policies Addressing Climate Change

    Josephat A. Saria, Noorali T. Jiwaji, Nangware K. Msofe, Kassim R. Mussa, Sixbert S. Mwanga, Ayoub J. Tegeje, Innocent Messo, Brown Gwambene, Noah M. Pauline, Stella M. Shija, Godfrey Bwana

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 145-152
    Received: 24 September 2015
    Accepted: 13 October 2015
    Published: 24 October 2015
    Abstract: The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that climate change is real and is already happening at an unprecedented rate. This paper assessed how climate change and adaptation is mainstreamed into all relevant areas of public policies. This paper has been developed through a systematic review... Show More
  • Assessment of Solid Waste Management Practices and the Role of Public Participation in Jigjiga Town, Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

    Yohanis Birhanu, Genemo Berisa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 153-168
    Received: 1 September 2015
    Accepted: 26 September 2015
    Published: 28 October 2015
    Abstract: Solid waste, which is a consequence of day-to-day activity of human kind, needs to be managed properly. Jigjiga City, like other cities in developing countries, faces problems associated with poorly managed solid waste operation. This study concerns about analysis of the city’s current municipal solid waste management problems, opportunities and ex... Show More
  • Patterns for Arsenate and Trace Element Relationships in Surface Water and Groundwater of Obuasi Municipality of Ghana

    Alexander Kwaku Banson, Richard Kwasi Amankwah, Samuel Agyarko Ndur

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 169-180
    Received: 1 October 2015
    Accepted: 15 October 2015
    Published: 31 October 2015
    Abstract: Obuasi Municipality is a historic gold mining tropical community that has a massive cocktail of old and active anthropogenic arsenic and trace metal storage structures and activities. Given the potential health impact of elevated arsenic and trace metals in surface and ground water of Obuasi Municipality, it is necessary to assess the distribution ... Show More