International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014

  • Behind the Myth: Indigenous Knowledge and Belief Systems in Natural Resource Conservation in North East Ghana

    Philip Aniah, Arkum Thaddeus Aasoglenang, Samuel Z. Bonye

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 104-112
    Received: Apr. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 30, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Natural resource management issues in developing countries are increasingly mimicking western theories and the contribution of indigenous cultures and institutions are often overlooked. This research examines the role traditional belief systems and indigenous knowledge and practices have played in the management and conservation of natural environm... Show More
  • Geomorphological Explanation of Karstic Drainage Sensitivity toward Anthropogenic Pollutants in Kardeh Catchment, NE Iran

    Mohammad Reza Mansouri Daneshvar, Abolfazl Behniafar, Hadi Ghanbarzadeh

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 113-117
    Received: May 07, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
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    Abstract: In the present study, we aimed to geomorphological explanation of karst features and their environmental sensitivity in Kardeh catchment in Kopet–Dagh mountainous zone, NE Iran. Environmental sensitivity of karst is well marked by anthropogenic pollutants and land degradation problems in regions such as Kopet–Dagh, where some tens of karstic landfo... Show More
  • Treatment of Wastewater from a Slaughterhouse by Gliding Arc Humid Air Plasma: Chlorophyll Degradation

    Jourdin Gongwala, Serge Alain Djepang, Paltahe Abba, Gaston Payom, Samuel Laminsi, Daniel Njopwouo

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 118-125
    Received: May 22, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 06, 2014
    Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Wastewater samples from liquid effluents of a slaughterhouse in the city of Yaounde (Cameroon) was first analyzed and exposed to gliding arc (glidarc) electric discharge to reduce the pollution load. The analyzed results showed high levels of organic pollution parameters (BOD5 = 2000 mg/L, COD = 30544 mg/L) and the presence of a large amount of mic... Show More