Mamman GS, Adedotun A and Garba MR
This study aimed at determining the variation of floral diversity of Baturiya wetland game reserve. Three (3) sample plots of 100m x 100m were located in the reserve using stratified sampling method, a sub-plot of 50m x 50m were randomly laid in each of the plot. All floral species were identified and enumerated. Shannon weiner diversity index was use to determine plant species diversity. The results showed that plot 2 has the highest plant diversity index of 3.189 followed by plot 3 having 2.647 and plot 1 with 2.396. The similarity index calculated was 1.074 which shows that there is overlapping of species among the sampled plots. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) result conducted shows no significant relationship among the sampled plots (P>0.05). This calls for among others the need to preserve the wetland game reserve and the use of its resources sustainably.
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