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See detailThe first community forests of Gabon : towards sustainable local forest management ?
Meunier, Quentin ULg; Federspiel, Michèle; Moumbogou, Carl et al

in Nature et Faune (2011), 25(2), 40-45

Forest resources abound in Gabon. Species diversity and quality of trees in the Gabonese forests make it a very lucrative production niche. Even though international forest operators are well established ... [more ▼]

Forest resources abound in Gabon. Species diversity and quality of trees in the Gabonese forests make it a very lucrative production niche. Even though international forest operators are well established there and are making profit, the Gabonese rural communities have not yet developed their own operations. In view of their remoteness from decision-making centers, villagers often unlawfully lose, without being aware of it, a great deal of the riches in their villages. Today, the rural socio-economic component is not sufficiently integrated in the management factors of the resource, even though populations that depend on them daily are supposedly the best placed individuals to make wise use of them. In this sense, community forestry helps to promote sustainable use of forest resources at a scale that is at par with the needs of the community, and seeks to guarantee that profits are shared at village level. In Gabon, the process of legalization of community forests is ongoing since 2001. Pilot projects such as DACEFI (Development of Community Alternatives to Illegal Logging) strive to assist communities in securing their community forest. However their legalization is slow in coming, while logging activities in the rural forest estate are increasing, and the quality of the species is deteriorating continually. [less ▲]

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See detailHousehold bushmeat consumption in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo.
Mbete, Roger Albert; Banga-Mboko, Henri; Racey, Paul et al

in Tropical Conservation Science (2011), 4(2), 187-202

Wildlife meat is an important source of animal protein for rural and urban populations in Congo. Quantitative and qualitative surveys on the consumption of bushmeat were undertaken in Brazzaville in 2006 ... [more ▼]

Wildlife meat is an important source of animal protein for rural and urban populations in Congo. Quantitative and qualitative surveys on the consumption of bushmeat were undertaken in Brazzaville in 2006, in about 1,050 urban households. The main objective was to establish the profiles of consumers and of species concerned. The results showed that 88.3% of the surveyed households consumed bushmeat. Their average size was 5.7 ± 3.2 persons. The average monthly income of an urban consumer with a permanent job was 98,334 (US$197) ± 84,306 (US$169) FCFA. It appeared that households preferred to consume bushmeat for two major reasons: the taste or flavor (67.8%) and food habits (14.7%). Meat from mammals was preferred, the top three orders of this class being artiodactyls (48.3%), rodents (28.3%), and primates (13.0%). Some of them are listed as threatened in Congo Brazzaville and are included in the IUCN Red List. The results showed that in Brazzaville, bushmeat consumption remains important and is determined by socio-economic parameters. The promotion of game farming, and breeding of domestic species such as poultry and fish, in the Brazzaville suburbs could help to meet Congolese demand for bushmeat. [less ▲]

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See detailDes forêts africaines à gérer durablement
Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

in Journal des Ingénieurs (Le) (2011), (132), 18-21

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See detailForesterie sociale ou communautaire? Des approches complémentaires au Gabon
Gregoire, Bruno; Biswas, Suparna; Federspiel, Michèle et al

in Green Heart of Africa Bulletin (2011), (March), 12

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See detailLes premières forêts communautaires du Gabon sont-elles condamnées d'avance?
Meunier, Quentin; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Moumbogou, Carl

in Parcs & Réserves (2011)

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See detailEtat actuel de la sécondarisation de la forêt en périphérie nord de la Réserve de biosphère du Dja (Sud-est Cameroun) : influences des facteurs anthropiques passés et des éléphants
Nguenang, Guy-Merlin; Nkongmeneck, Bernard Aloys; Gillet, Jean-François ULg et al

in International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (2010), 4(5), 1766-1781

Plusieurs études récentes révèlent une proportion importante de formations secondaires au sein des forêts tropicales africaines. La présente étude a pour but, de caractériser les différents faciès de ... [more ▼]

Plusieurs études récentes révèlent une proportion importante de formations secondaires au sein des forêts tropicales africaines. La présente étude a pour but, de caractériser les différents faciès de végétation de la forêt du Dja (Sud-est Cameroun) en ressortant l’état et les causes de sa secondarisation. L’étude a été menée dans deux sites en périphérie nord de la Réserve de biosphère du Dja, l’un situé hors de la Réserve (Mimpala) et l’autre à l’intérieur (Dingué). Un total de 104 km de transects a été parcouru. La caractérisation de la végétation a été faite le long de transects en relevant les différents faciès de végétation traversés. Les marques visibles d’anciennes présences humaines et les réseaux de pistes d’éléphants rencontrés ont été comptabilisés. Les chiffres révèlent une prédominance des formations secondarisées aussi bien dans le site situé à l’extérieur de la Réserve, que dans celui se trouvant dans la Réserve: soit respectivement 52% et 58%. Notre étude permet de montrer que l’état actuel de la secondarisation de la forêt du Dja est fortement lié à l’action anthropique traditionnelle dans un passé plus ou moins récent et à celle des éléphants. [less ▲]

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See detailHas the final countdown to wildlife extinction in Northern Central African Republic begun ?
Bouché, Philippe ULg; Renaud, Pierre-Cyril; Lejeune, Philippe ULg et al

in African Journal of Ecology (2010), 48(4), 1-10

The wildlife populations of Northern Central African Republic experienced precipitous declines during the 1970s and 1980s. While anecdotes coming out of the region indicate that the wildlife populations ... [more ▼]

The wildlife populations of Northern Central African Republic experienced precipitous declines during the 1970s and 1980s. While anecdotes coming out of the region indicate that the wildlife populations remain under serious threat, little is known about their status. An aerial sample count was carried out in the Northern Central African Republic at the end of the dry season in June 2005 and covered an 85,000 km2 complex landscape containing national parks, hunting reserves and community hunting areas. Results show a dramatic decline of wildlife since the previous survey in 1985. In 20 years, large mammals’ numbers decreased by 65%, probably <br />because of poaching and diseases brought by illegal cattle transhumance. Elephant (Loxodonta africana) and Buffon kob (Kobus kob) populations showed the greatest decline (over 80% each), while buffalo (Syncerus caffer), roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) and Giant Lord’s Derby Eland (Taurotragus derbianus) populations seem stable or increasing over these last 20 years. The analysis of the wildlife population distribution by status of the different types of protected areas (national parks, hunting areas) showed that individual encounter rates of elephant and buffalo were lower in national parks than in neighbouring hunting areas, while those for roan, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and Buffon kob were higher in the national parks. [less ▲]

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See detailLand-use control and fishery management at the Nazinga Game Ranch in Burkina Faso
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

in Nature et Faune (2010), 24(2), 45-48

Created in 1979 in Burkina Faso, the Nazinga Game Ranch (NGR) is a multi-purpose site dedicated to the conservation and economic development of wildlife. This paper offers a first summary of land-use ... [more ▼]

Created in 1979 in Burkina Faso, the Nazinga Game Ranch (NGR) is a multi-purpose site dedicated to the conservation and economic development of wildlife. This paper offers a first summary of land-use controls applied by local populations over the site and specifically questions the impact of recent fishery management policies over these controls. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure démographique et mouvements saisonniers des populations d’hippopotame commun, Hippopotamus amphibius Linné 1758 dans la Réserve de Biosphère de la Mare aux Hippopotames en zone sud soudanienne du Burkina Faso
Dibloni, Ollo Théophile; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Guenda, Wendengoudi et al

in Tropical Conservation Science (2010), 3(2), 175-189

The study was conducted in the “Mare aux Hippopotames” Biosphere Reserve of Burkina Faso and aimed at assessing the number, age structures and seasonal mobility of Hippopotamus amphibius. Methodology used ... [more ▼]

The study was conducted in the “Mare aux Hippopotames” Biosphere Reserve of Burkina Faso and aimed at assessing the number, age structures and seasonal mobility of Hippopotamus amphibius. Methodology used was based on three consecutive-year (2006-2008) monitoring and ground inventory inside and outside the reserve. The results of the inventories have led to the identification of 41 hippopotamus in 2008 versus 35 in 2006 which are divided into 3 distinct herds. The structure in age group of that population was composed of 32 were adults, 5 sub-adults and 4 juveniles. Location of places where they take a rest varies with the level of the water in the pond. The inventory has identified eight sites on each side of the pond as used by hippos to harvest food. In addition, exploration of the reserve has identified four temporary ponds located near the water meadows used by hippos during the rainy season. These areas were surrounded by agricultural fields that were often raided by these mammals for food. It is urgent to zone agricultural activity in the area and to grant a special conservation status to the four additional ponds to minimize conflicts between humans and hippopotamus. Finally, local participation in conservation activities is probably greatly responsible for an increase in the size of the hippo population. [less ▲]

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See detailDE LA CULTURE ITINERANTE SUR BRULIS AUX JACHERES ENRICHIES PRODUCTRICES DE CHARBON DE BOIS, EN R. D. DU CONGO
Peltier, Régis; Bisiaux, Franck; Dubiez, Emilien et al

Conference (2010)

—From slash-and-burn to slash-and-charcoal in R.D. Congo Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has some 8 million inhabitants and is mainly surrounded by savanna and patches of ... [more ▼]

—From slash-and-burn to slash-and-charcoal in R.D. Congo Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has some 8 million inhabitants and is mainly surrounded by savanna and patches of degraded forest. Estimated fuelwood consumption is in the range of 3 to 6 million tones of fuelwood equivalent per year (representing 0.6 to 1.2 MT of charcoal per year if all the wood were charcoaled). The Mampu project was designed as the pilot phase of a reforestation project covering 100 000 hectares of sandy soil on the Bateke plateau and aiming to remedy wood and charcoal scarcities. Despite the conflicts, about 8000 hectares of Acacia auriculiformis were planted, mainly from 1987 to 1993. From about 1994, the Mampu plantation was divided into 25 hectare plots for 320 farming families. Cultivation mainly follows the agroforestry pattern based on improved fallows, which draws on traditional slash-and-burn farming. Total charcoal production from the plantation varies from 8 000 to 12 000 tonnes per year, in addition to 10 000 T/year of cassava, 1 200 T/year of maize and 6 T/year of honey. The success of the project is an incentive to apply the model to the savanna lands on the Bateke plateaus, taking traditional land rights into consideration and continuing activities to diversify and process production locally. This will help to cover a larger share of urban needs for renewable energy while also creating rural employment. However, other agroforestry systems deserve to be tested or developed for different ecological and social or economic conditions across the country, such as management of the natural regrowth of local multiple-use species as applied with the traditional system of fallow enrichment (Nkunku) in the Lower Congo. [less ▲]

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See detailCalendrier de reboisement
Dubiez, Emilien; Proces, Pierre; Peltier, Régis et al

Book (2010)

Calendrier dont la partie détachable devient un livret de vulgarisation de techniques de reboisement

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See detailGuide pratique construction d'une pépinière : comment produire ses plants
Dubiez, Emilien; Larzilière, Adélaïde; Procès, Pierre et al

Book (2010)

Itinéraire technique en images d'une pépinière

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See detailGuide pratique régénération naturelle assistée: Comment reconstituer nos forêts
Proces, Pierre; Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg et al

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Itinéraire technique en images de la régénération naturelle assistée

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See detailConserver ou manger la forêt? Le paradoxe des paysans en périphérie de Kinshasa, RDC. Aires protégées traditionnelles au Bas-Congo
Nsimundele Nkondo, Leopold; Diansambu Makanua, Isaac; Dubiez, Emilien et al

in Le flamboyant (2010), 66/67

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See detailEnjeux fonciers et exploitation du bois-énergie en périphérie de Kinshasa, RDC
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Mutambwe, Shango; Dubiez, Emilien et al

Conference (2010)

L’identification des acteurs, des finages, des dynamiques sociales locales et du rapport à la terre et aux ressources naturelles constitue un préalable à toute intervention dans les zones péri-urbaines ... [more ▼]

L’identification des acteurs, des finages, des dynamiques sociales locales et du rapport à la terre et aux ressources naturelles constitue un préalable à toute intervention dans les zones péri-urbaines soumises à forte pression anthropique. En République Démocratique du Congo, la capitale Kinshasa, mégapole en pleine extension, engendre une pression considérable sur les ressources ligneuses dans les finages des villages situés dans sa grande périphérie. La présente communication décrit les rapports des acteurs aux espaces-ressources dans deux zones (Bas-Congo et plateau Bateke) situées en périphérie de cette ville, zones considérées comme des bassins d’approvisionnement en bois-énergie. Les deux sites différent en termes de pression foncière (très élevée dans le Bas-congo, centrée sur les forêts galerie sur les plateaux Bateke) mais présentent les mêmes faciès de surexploitation des ressources ligneuses. Dans les deux cas, la gestion locale, aux mains des chefs de villages ou des chefs de lignée, a failli. La volonté de reboisement est aussi grande au Bas-Congo qu’elle semble moins développée sur les plateaux. Dans les deux situations, la pratique du retour rapide sur la formation végétale (pour l’agriculture ou pour l’exploitation du charbon de bois) hypothèque la possibilité de régénération de la plupart des essences locales. [less ▲]

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