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Gestion participative du sanctuaire de gorilles de plaine de l’Ouest (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) de Lossi en République du Congo-
[en] Participative Management of the Sanctuary of Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) of Lossi in Republic
Mbete, Roger A. [ > > ]
Banga Mboko, Henri [ > > ]
Njikam Nsangou, Ibrahim mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine vétérinaire) > Scientifiques attachés au Doyen (F MV) - Département de productions animales >]
Joiris Daou, Véronique [ > > ]
Leroy, Pascal mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de productions animales > Biostatistique, économie, sélection animale - Doyen de la Faculté de Médecine vétérinaire >]
[en] Participative management process- Gorilla- Tourism- ; Primatology - Lossi ; Republic of Congo
[en] The gorilla sanctuary of Lossi experiments the synergy
between scientific research and nature conservation.
Three partners are involved in a management participative
process. These partners include the Republic of Congo,
the local community of Lossi and the European programme
on the forest ecosystems in Central Africa. An investigation
was carried out on the sanctuary of Lossi in 2003, in order
to study in situ the effects generated by the participative
management and to identify the constraints linked to the
participative approach. The work of primatologists allowed
the habituation of the gorillas to the human presence and
opened eyesight tourism of western lowland gorillas. A
camp for tourists and the access road to the sanctuary have
been constructed. The tourism generated jobs in favour of
the local population which is also a take-partner of contracts
on road repairing. The income from the tourism allowed
the construction of a health centre. However, the works of
researchers and tourism activities failed during the outbreaks
of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever and during the three civil
war episodes. The consolidation and the long term of this
process of co-management of natural resources of Lossi
remains the establishment of a management that should
include conservation, rural development and scientific
research, with equitably in the distribution of gain between
the partnerses.
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