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Table 8 Priority ranking of factors perceived as threats to medicinal plants

From: Study of plants traditionally used in public and animal health management in Seharti Samre District, Southern Tigray, Ethiopia

Factors Respondents (R1-R7)  
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total % Rank
Agricultural expansion 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 26 17.8 1st
Charcoal and fire wood consumption 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 24 16.4 2nd
Grazing 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 23 15.8 3rd
Settlement 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 16 11 6th
Timber and construction 2 3 4 3 3 1 4 20 13.7 4th
Drought 2 1 3 4 2 2 3 17 11.6 5th
Total   126   
  1. Key: Values 1–4 were given: 1 is the least destructive threat and 4 is the most destructive threat.