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Concept de Modèle Ecologique pour la Zone Humide Alaotra

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dc.contributor.author Ranarijaona, Hery Lisy T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-21T18:54:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-21T18:54:30Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6856
dc.description.abstract "The wet zone Alaotra consists of the largest lake of Madagascar with about 20,000 ha of open - water and up to 23,000 ha of marshes. This wet zone is unique by the presence of an endemic fauna, and its marshes consist of a monospecific vegetation. The local communities directly depend on this wet zone with fishing and agriculture being an integral part of the region’s economy. Consequently, various anthropological pressures such as burning of the vegetation, over - fishing, pollution of the lake by the use of weed-killers, and sedimentation of the watersheds due to heavy erosions of the surrounding hills, negatively impact on this ecosystem. The wet zone Alaotra has been classified as an official Ramsar wetland site since 2003 and also as a SAPM protected area in January 2007 because of its ecological importance and its various threats to this ecosystem. The objective of this article is to present and describe the ecological model, which consists of the identification of the various ecological entities as well as their interdependence, in order to justify the wetlands classification as both a Ramsar and a New Protected Area site. The model has been adopted from Ogden (2005), and its ecological entities integrated in the conceptual model are derived from various research works conducted on the wet zone Alaotra. The model will be critically important in convincing the local authorities as well as the local communities to work together with the researchers, in order to implement the best conservation practices and ensure the sustainable management of the wet zone Alaotra." en_US
dc.language French en_US
dc.subject ecology--models en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.title Concept de Modèle Ecologique pour la Zone Humide Alaotra en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Madagascar en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Madagascar Conservation and Development en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 35-42 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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