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Table 15 Priority ranking results of seven respondents on six factors perceived as threats to medicinal plants

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia

Threatening factor Respondents (R1- R7)
  R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 R 6 R 7 Total Rank
Agricultural expansion 6 6 6 5 5 6 4 38 1st
Overgrazing 3 4 5 6 6 5 3 32 3rd
Drought 2 2 2 1 3 4 4 18 5th
Fuelwood collection 6 4 6 2 6 4 5 33 2nd
Construction and building material 1 3 5 1 1 2 3 15 6th
Urbanization/Modernization 4 6 5 2 3 4 5 29 4th