Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 4(4), pp. 193 - 199
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2016.040402
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History, Impact of Soil Types on Stand Structure and Growth of the Dry Zone Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A.Juss.) in Plantation in Benin (West Africa)


Akpona Tèwogbadé Jean Didier 1,*, Idohou Rodrigue 1, Assogbadjo Achille 2, Salako Kolawolé Valère 1, Glèlè Kakaï Romain 1
1 Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest Estimations, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
2 Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

ABSTRACT

The reported declines in populations of several native species have biological, cultural and economic implications as cattle and illegal logging. To understand factors supporting endangered species conservation and management in Benin, we focused on plantations of dry zone Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A.Juss.) in sudano-guinean zone of Benin. This study illustrates how the dry zone mahogany is established in plantations in Benin. It discusses the challenges for its appropriate conservation and management in Benin.

KEYWORDS
K. senegalensis, Plantation, Conservation, Dendrometrics Parameters, Benin

Cite this paper
Akpona Tèwogbadé Jean Didier , Idohou Rodrigue , Assogbadjo Achille , Salako Kolawolé Valère , Glèlè Kakaï Romain (2016). History, Impact of Soil Types on Stand Structure and Growth of the Dry Zone Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A.Juss.) in Plantation in Benin (West Africa). Environment and Ecology Research, 4 , 193 - 199. doi: 10.13189/eer.2016.040402.