Élaboration d'une typologie des habitats de Guinée adaptée aux études d'impact environnemental

Abstract : Nowadays Biodiversity Conservation issue is tackled from the Ecosystem view-point and no-longer from the threatened species’ one. This is highlighted by the recent work of the IUCN to establish an Endangered Ecosystem Red List. In this context, it is necessary being able to assess which the different habitats that are laying in one country or in a region, in order to taking appropriate management decisions. Guinea is the third exporter country for bauxite in the world, the mining business is flourishing. However, no law presses mining companies to undertake Environmental Impact Assessment. This is partly because there is no Habitat Classification precise enough for the Guinean context. The two that are at use today (White’s and Yangambi) were made at the continent scale, for whole Africa. COMBO Project, managed by Biotope, aims to reconcile economic development in Africa with conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. In one of the countries with the lowest HDI in the world, data needed for the construction of such a typology are scarce or hard to obtain. After a four-month stay in Conakry, and a month spent on field-missions, a 140-habitats typology was produced and is presented here.
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Alexia Aussel. Élaboration d'une typologie des habitats de Guinée adaptée aux études d'impact environnemental. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2018. ⟨dumas-01950965⟩

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