Expected Outputs and Outcomes
STRATEGIES FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION OF PERTURBED AQUATIC RESOURCES IN WEST AFRICA
Introduction Aquatic resources in West Africa are of immense value in terms of their contribution to economic and social life of the people. Some of these resources such are rivers, lagoons and the sea provide for recreation, fishing and for water supply for industrial, domestic and irrigation.
A study into the biodiversity of these aquatic resources has become very important because a lot of people’s livelihood depend on them by fishing, transport and commerce. The population of economic aquatic life such as fish is drastically reduced as a result of pollution of the resources. There is also siltation and production of unbearable stench which pollutes the environment.
The pollution results from waste that is directly dumped into them or indirectly brought by erosion. The restoration of these aquatic resources would conserve and sustain their economic and social productivity. Activities towards the conservation would contribute to providing solution to sanitation problem. It could also contribute to providing biogas for domestic use and conserve fish and other water organisms.
Objectives The objectives set for the project are: • assessment of biodiversity situation in selected rivers
Based on the objectives set fot this study Output • Information on current state of the rivers • Work plan for the utilization of the rivers.
Outcome • Solution to sanitation problem • Increased utilization of biogas as energy source • Conservation of flora and fauna • Conservation of aquatic fish