Suivi écologique de la dynamique des grands et moyens mammifères dans les clairières du parc national de Boumba Bek : cas du complexe de clairières de Pondo

IMBEY Moise Olivier, MBEZELE Junior Yannick NGABA, AHANDA Yanick Achille, J.P. BELINGA, G. ETOGA, Expedit FOUDA Bernard, Martin TCHAMBA
2019 Journal of Applied Biosciences  
African forest elephant (Loxodonta Africana cyclotis), greater Spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus nictitans), gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), and red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) were observed in all the sites. Clearings had the greatest specific richness with 90% species and the most frequented site. Poaching is the dominant anthropogenic activity with a meeting rate of 9 indices per km. Conclusion and application : This study revealed that Pondo Baïs complex is an area highly populated with
more » ... populated with animals especially primates, elephants, and duiker that find ideal conditions for their survival and development. However, these species face a number of threats such as poaching, which is the dominant human activity. Therefore, securing this area is necessary if these animal species are to be conserved. Campaigns to raise awareness among residents, anti-poaching campaigns and capacity building of the conservation service of Boumba Bek National Park are powerful tools to conserve the Parks and improve the living standards of the community through tourism generated revenue.
doi:10.35759/jabs.144.4 fatcat:kh6666zucnhatgfg3iqxjdp7fm