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Perceptions of ecosystem services provided by tropical forests to local populations in Cameroon
Lhoest, Simon  ; Dufrêne, Marc  ; Vermeulen, Cédric  et al.
2019 • In Ecosystem Services, 38
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Keywords :
Ecosystem services; Perception; Social assessment approach; Protected area; Logging concession; Community forest; Services écosystémiques; Méthode d'évaluation sociale; Aire protégée; Concession forestière; Forêt communautaire
Abstract :
[en] In Central Africa, local populations are deeply dependent on tropical forests, which provide numerous ecosystem services (ES). For the first time in Central Africa, we assessed the perceptions of ES provided by tropical forests to local populations, considering three land allocation types: a protected area, a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified logging concession, and three community forests. We conducted a questionnaire survey with 225 forest stakeholders in southeastern Cameroon, combining an open-ended question and 16 directed questions to evaluate the perceptions of ES significance and abundance, respectively. The ES most frequently reported as significant were provisioning (93% of respondents) and cultural & amenity services (68%), whereas regulating services were less mentioned (16%). Bushmeat provision was the only ES perceived as highly significant but not very abundant. There were slight variations of perceptions among forest land allocation types and respondents, suggesting a relative homogeneity in ES abundance. For further integrative ES assessment, we suggest quantifying ES with complementary ecological and economic approaches, such as meat provision, recreation, tourism, timber provision, spiritual experience, firewood provision, water quality regulation, and inspiration for culture. We also give three concrete recommendations for forest management, the most urgent being to provide sources of protein alternative to bushmeat.
Disciplines :
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Lhoest, Simon  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels
Dufrêne, Marc  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage
Vermeulen, Cédric ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales
Oszwald, Johan;  University of Rennes, UFR Social Sciences, Department of Geography/Planning, Place du Recteur Henri Le Moal CS 24307, Rennes cedex, 35043, France
Doucet, Jean-Louis ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales
Fayolle, Adeline  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels
Language :
English
Title :
Perceptions of ecosystem services provided by tropical forests to local populations in Cameroon
Alternative titles :
[fr] Perceptions des services écosystémiques rendus par les forêts tropicales aux populations locales au Cameroun
Publication date :
August 2019
Journal title :
Ecosystem Services
eISSN :
2212-0416
Publisher :
Elsevier B.V.
Volume :
38
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture (Communauté française de Belgique) - FRIA

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