Biodiversity Assessment of Mt. Kababalitan, Arakan Valley

Mercelee P. Perez


The main objective of this study was to assess the biodiversity of flora and fauna and the physico-chemical characteristics of the soil for forest rehabilitation. The point- line intercept method was used to determine the species richness, evenness, abundance, and diversity present in the study site. Soil samples were collected and subjected to laboratory analysis to determine the amount and presence of macro and micro nutrients, pH, bulk density, and other factors that may affect species diversity. The results revealed that there is a low diversity index of flora species in the site; laboratory analysis of the soil also revealed a general feature of low fertility this low soil fertility can account for low species diversity of the study site. However, rehabilitation of the forest can still be possible. Planting of indigenous tree species is recommended.

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