Revue : Ambio

Socio-economic stakes and perceptions of wetland management in an arid region: a case study from Chott Merouane, Algeria
Auteurs :
F. DEMNATI, F. ALLACHE, L. ERNOUL, B. SAMRAOUI
 
Résumé :
The objective of our study was to identify how actors from the main socio-economic sectors perceive their interactions and impacts on a sensitive wetland in an arid climate, specifically the salt pans of Chott Merouane in Algeria. The results revealed that there are three main economic stakes including agriculture, livestock production and salt mining, each activity providing a great benefit for local and national populations. The local population perceived that the current activities are conducted in such a way that they created conflict between socio-economic sectors and caused a threat for long term sustainability of the wetlands. The results highlighted the need to initiate an integrated management approach between the different sectors and to develop a shared vision for the territory.
 
Bibliographie complète :
DEMNATI F., ALLACHE F., ERNOUL L. & SAMRAOUI B., 2012. Socio-economic stakes and perceptions of wetland management in an arid region: a case study from Chott Merouane, Algeria. Ambio online first.