Alternatives to mangrove degradation and improvement of women well-being

OPED
Publicado: 30 Marzo 2016
Última edición: 30 Septiembre 2020
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Resumen

Focused on women-led restoration of the degraded mangroves of the Equatorial African Rainforest, OPED is transforming the local fishing industry by providing energy-efficient alternatives to cutting down trees to smoke fish, a primary driver of mangrove forest loss in the region. New processing techniques are ensuring the regeneration and conservation of local mangrove forests while reducing the amount of time spent foraging for wood, as well as the frequency of respiratory illness.

Classifications

Región
África Occidental y Central
Escala de aplicación
Nacional
Ecosistema
Ecosistemas marinos y costeros
Manglares
Tema
Actores locales
Adaptación al cambio climático
Comunicación y divulgación
Cultura
Pesca y acuicultura
Servicios ecosistémicos
Challenges
Degradación de tierras y bosques
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Falta de oportunidades de ingresos alternativos
Extracción de recursos físicos
Cambios en el contexto socio-cultural
Falta de conciencia del público y de los responsables de la toma de decisiones
Falta de seguridad alimentaria
Desempleo / pobreza
Metas de Aichi
Meta 6: Gestión sostenible de los recursos vivos acuáticos
Meta 10: Ecosistemas vulnerables al cambio
Meta 14: Los servicios ecosistemicos

Ubicación

Kribi, Cameroon, Central Africa

Retos

Reduce human pressure on mangroves and increase women resilience. Cameroon loses more than 3,000 ha of mangroves per year out of a total surface of approximately 200,000 ha (ca. 1.1%), according to UNEP's report on the state of mangroves in Western Africa (2007, for 1980-2006). Statistics attribute 80% of mangrove losses to fish smoking practices, which are the main subsistence activity of women in the Cameroonian coastal zone.

Beneficiarios

Women living in mangrove areas

Impactos positivos

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘Alternative à la dégradation des mangroves et mieux-être des femmes’” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Historia

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘Alternative à la dégradation des mangroves et mieux-être des femmes’” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Contribuido por

Jonas Kemajou Syapze Organisation pour l’Environnement et le Développement Durable (OPED)

Contribuído por

Organisation pour l’Environnement et le Développement Durable (OPED)