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Conserving wildlife amongst the cotton fields. A third of a century of experience at the Nazinga Game Ranch, Burkina Faso

Bouché Philippe, Lejeune Philippe, Bailly Vincent, Muyle Margaux, Zinque Marie-Hélène, Mercier Alizé, Cornélis Daniel, Lungren Clark, Portier Bruno, Marchal Antoine, Renault Florent, Yaméogo Dieudonné, Kafando Pierre, Sawadogo Prosper, Vermeulen Cédric. 2016. Conserving wildlife amongst the cotton fields. A third of a century of experience at the Nazinga Game Ranch, Burkina Faso. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188 (7):437, 13 p.

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Quartile : Q3, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Abstract : Established in the early 1970 as a participatory wildlife production area, the Nazinga Game Ranch turned into an island of conservation surrounded by cultivation. We asked ourselves how long-term ungulate trends are affected in a context of continuous human pressure. To find out, we compiled and analysed the data of yearly line-transect counts of mammals carried out since 1985. Results showed that large species such as the elephant (Loxodonta africana) and large antelopes increased or showed stable populations. In contrast, medium and small ungulates showed continuously decreasing trends. During the same period, rainfall, water availability from artificial water points and the crop encroaching outside Nazinga Game Ranch increased. After an initial significant reduction, illegal human signs increased. However, we showed that human signs were positively correlated with the abundance of large ungulates but negatively correlated with the abundance of medium and small ones. In conclusion, this study showed that some isolated mammal populations could be restored and maintained in the long term, in spite of being surrounded by highly cultivated areas. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Enquête, Faune, Éléphant d'afrique, Antilope, Dynamique des populations, gestion des ressources naturelles, Conservation des ressources, Évaluation de l'impact, Impact sur l'environnement, Élevage, Précipitation, Gossypium

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Burkina Faso

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
F01 - Crop husbandry

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bouché Philippe, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Lejeune Philippe, GxABT (BEL)
  • Bailly Vincent, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Muyle Margaux, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Zinque Marie-Hélène, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Mercier Alizé, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CMAEE (FRA)
  • Cornélis Daniel, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (ZWE)
  • Lungren Clark, Wildlife Production Development Center (BFA)
  • Portier Bruno
  • Marchal Antoine, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Renault Florent, Office National des Aires Protégées (BFA)
  • Yaméogo Dieudonné, Office National des Aires Protégées (BFA)
  • Kafando Pierre, Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (Burkina Faso) (BFA)
  • Sawadogo Prosper, Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (Burkina Faso) (BFA)
  • Vermeulen Cédric, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA)

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