par Gallup, Laura;Sonnenfeld, David D.A.;Dahdouh-Guebas, Farid
Référence Ocean & coastal management, 105001
Publication Publié, 2019-02-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Laura Gallup, David A. Sonnenfeld, Farid Dahdouh-Guebas. Mangrove use and management within the Sine-Saloum Delta, Senegal. 2019. Mangroves constitute one of the most complex and productive ecosystems in the world. This study explores mangrove use and management within the Sine-Saloum Delta, Senegal. It utilizes field-based, mixed research methods, drawing primarily on quantitative survey data, supplemented with qualitative data from semi-structured interviews, personal communications with villagers, and participant observation from August–December 2013. Research results indicate that use of dead mangrove wood for fuelwood is the most important extractive use of mangroves within the Delta. Fish, clam, oyster, and shrimp collection is the second most important use of mangroves in the region. Senegal's Forest Code Law notwithstanding, ambiguity remains in mangrove management and adequate means are lacking for protection of mangroves within the Delta. Study results show that mangrove reforestation is a robust activity in the region, and that financial incentives from international organizations and NGOs are significant in motivating community involvement. Study results suggest that mangrove plantings may have a low survival rate, however further investigation is needed.