Title

Natural forest management in sahelian ecosystems of southern Niger

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

During the previous decade management plans have been developed to utilize rationally the natural ecosystems of the Sahel. This paper discusses Guesselbodi Forest, one of the first natural reserves placed under intensive management, in relation to general trends in the Sahel and natural patterns of forest change and structure. Successional patterns, open areas, and the role of fire and grazing are emphasized in developing recommendations for improved forest management. Modifications of current practices can further enhance natural forest management in the Sahel. © 1995 Academic Press Limited.

Publication Title

Journal of Arid Environments

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