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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Biological inventories (fauna, flora, endemic species)
Studies on the dense humid tropical forest, Andropogon
savanna and altitudinal prairies, gallery forest soils and geomorphology (soils classification, evolution, in particular of ferrallitic soils)
Hydrology and meteorology
Primatology and protection of the Bossou chimpanzees
Socio-economic studies of people living in the reserve
Long-term impact of tourism
Mapping of the different zones of the biosphere reserve
Studies on the Ecovillages project in the biosphere reserve
(Bossou and N’Zoo)
Indicators of sustainability relevant to economic activities:
Area of surfaces under agricultural experimentation; rice cultivations; number of cultivations of dwarf palm trees, "hevea"; number of establishments with animals (cattle, fish, etc.); access to agricultural credits
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Geomorphology, hydrology, meteorology, soil.
  Biodiversity   Conservation, endemic species, fauna, flora, mammals, species inventorying/inventory, tropical grassland and savanna systems, tropical humid forest.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, indicators of sustainability, micro-credits, modelling, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Impact and risk studies/Environmental impact, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation.

Last updated: 20/10/2007

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