publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Traditional ecological knowledge-based assessment of threatened woody species and their potential substitutes in the Atakora mountain chain, a threatened hotspot of biodiversity in Northwestern Benin, West Africa

Pierre Agbani; Konoutan Médard Kafoutchoni; Kolawolé Valère Salako; Ahuéfa Mauricel Kégbé; Brice Sinsin; Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon; Hahn Karen;
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  • Published: 20 Mar 2018 Journal: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, volume 14 (eissn: 1746-4269, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Abstract Background Atakora mountains in Benin are a unique but fragile ecosystem, harboring many endemic plant species. The ecosystem is undergoing degradation, and the woody vegetation is dramatically declining due to high anthropogenic actions and recurrent drought. This study aimed to (i) assess the diversity of threatened woody species and (ii) identify their potential substitutes in the three regions of the Atakora mountains namely East Atakora, Central Atakora, and West Atakora. Methods The data were collected during expeditions on surveyed localities through semi-structured individual interviews. Free-listing was used to record threatened woody species a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, Cultural Studies, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Health(social science), Beta-diversity, Atakora mountain chain, Socio-cultural factors, Forest resources, ANOSIM, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Botany, QK1-989, Research, Biodiversity, Anogeissus leiocarpa, biology.organism_classification, biology, Endangered species, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Geography, Beta diversity, Woody plant, Threatened species, Milicia excelsa, Agroforestry
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Landscapes of West Africa––a window on a changing world. 2016

Glèlè Kakaï, R, Assogbadjo, A, Sinsin, B, Pelz, D. Structure spatiale et régénération naturelle de Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir en zone soudanienne au Bénin. Rev Ivoirienne Sci Technol. 2009; 13: 199-212

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Abstract
Abstract Background Atakora mountains in Benin are a unique but fragile ecosystem, harboring many endemic plant species. The ecosystem is undergoing degradation, and the woody vegetation is dramatically declining due to high anthropogenic actions and recurrent drought. This study aimed to (i) assess the diversity of threatened woody species and (ii) identify their potential substitutes in the three regions of the Atakora mountains namely East Atakora, Central Atakora, and West Atakora. Methods The data were collected during expeditions on surveyed localities through semi-structured individual interviews. Free-listing was used to record threatened woody species a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, Cultural Studies, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Health(social science), Beta-diversity, Atakora mountain chain, Socio-cultural factors, Forest resources, ANOSIM, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Botany, QK1-989, Research, Biodiversity, Anogeissus leiocarpa, biology.organism_classification, biology, Endangered species, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Geography, Beta diversity, Woody plant, Threatened species, Milicia excelsa, Agroforestry
Related Organizations
52 references, page 1 of 4

Vodouhê, FG, Adégbidi, A, Coulibaly, O, Sinsin, B. Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) R. Br. Ex Benth. harvesting as a tool for conservation and source of income for local people in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve. Acta Botanica Gallica. 2011; 158: 595-608 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Sinsin, B, Matig, OE, Assogbadjo, A, Gaoué, O, Sinadouwirou, T. Dendrometric characteristics as indicators of pressure of Afzelia africana Sm. dynamic changes in trees found in different climatic zones of Benin. Biodivers Conserv. 2004; 13: 1555-1570 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

3.Shackleton S, Delang CO, Angelsen A. From subsistence to safety nets and cash income: exploring the diverse values of non-timber forest products for livelihoods and poverty alleviation. In: Non-timber forest products in the global context. Berlin: Springer; 2011. p. 55–81.

Shackleton, S, Gumbo, D, Chidumayo, EN, Gumbo, DJ. Contribution of non-wood forest products to livelihoods and poverty alleviation. The dry forests and woodlands of Africa: managing for products and services. 2010

Gockowski, J, Sonwa, D. Cocoa intensification scenarios and their predicted impact on CO2 emissions, biodiversity conservation, and rural livelihoods in the Guinea rain forest of West Africa. Environ Manag. 2011; 48: 307-321 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Gibbs, HK, Ruesch, AS, Achard, F, Clayton, MK, Holmgren, P, Ramankutty, N, Foley, JA. Tropical forests were the primary sources of new agricultural land in the 1980s and 1990s. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2010; 107: 16732-16737 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Amagnide, AG, Salako, V, Hounsode, MD, Sinsin, F, Orékan, V, Dan, C, Kakaï, RG. Ecological consequences of anthropogenic pressure in Wari-Maro Forest Reserve (Benin, West Africa). J Agric Environ Int Dev (JAEID). 2015; 109: 271-290 [OpenAIRE]

8.Orekan VO. Implementation of the local land-use and land-cov er change model CLUE-s for Central Benin by using socio-economic and remote sensing data. Bonn: Ph.D. Thesis. Shaker Verlag; 2008.

Leh, MD, Matlock, MD, Cummings, EC, Nalley, LL. Quantifying and mapping multiple ecosystem services change in West Africa. Agric Ecosyst Environ. 2013; 165: 6-18 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

10.Poorter L. Biodiversity of West African forests: an ecological atlas of woody plant species. Wallingord: CABI Publishing; 2004.

Situation des forêts du monde. 2011

12.Orekan V, Tente B, Houndagba CJ, Abdoulaye D. Landcover and vegetation cover dynamics. In: Sinsin B, Kampmann D, editors. Biodive rsity Atlas of West Africa, volume 1, vol. I. Franckfurt University: Cotonou & Franckfurt/Main; 2010.

Landscapes of West Africa––a window on a changing world. 2016

Glèlè Kakaï, R, Assogbadjo, A, Sinsin, B, Pelz, D. Structure spatiale et régénération naturelle de Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir en zone soudanienne au Bénin. Rev Ivoirienne Sci Technol. 2009; 13: 199-212

Wala, K. La végétation de la chaîne de l'Atakora au Bénin: diversité floristique, phytosociologie et impact humain. Acta Botanica Gallica. 2010; 157: 793-796 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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