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Title:Rethinking biodiversity conservation strategies: an analysis of transhumance and grazing in the Benue, Faro, Bouba Ndjidda Complex, (FBBNC) in the North Region of Cameroon
Authors:Mbanga Akei, LawrenceISNI
Gonne, BernardISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Annales de la FacultÚ des Arts, Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Volume:1
Issue:15
Pages:267-292
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:pastoralists
grasslands
nature conservation
national parks and reserves
Abstract:The Faro, Benue and Bouba Ndjida Complex (FBBNC) was created for the purpose of conservation of biodiversity and promotion of tourism. The establishment of parks and other protected areas has been the primary method used by the Cameroon government for the conservation of ecosystems. This area is encroached into by migrants who arrive during the transhumance season to graze their livestock. Grazing has intensified during the last fýve years in these parks. This study seeks to analyze transhumance and grazing activities within the complex. The consultation of published and unpublished documents related to the theme and the study area was done alongside a field survey. The results reveal that transhumance migrants arrive in the FBBNC in the month of January where they stay and graze their cattle in the parks and their peripheral areas. The present magnitude of grazing activities in the FBBNC is a result of the inadequacy between conservation policies and local realities. The local population and the migrants seem not to have accepted conservation. A concerted action with every stakeholder is recommended to solve the problem. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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