The economy of the Reserve of the Saloum Delta Biosphere (RBDS) strongly depends on the exploitation of the renewable resources. The activities of exploitation of marine resources are regulated by a calendar that strongly depends on the climatic conditions. Calendar that also influences the migratory movements within the reserve relative to outside. Configured to satisfy local consumption and the export of products to the urban or foreign markets, the production systems were until recently very flexible. However, more and more intensive practices of production mortgage the terrestrial and marine biodiversity of the RBDS. Consequently, the RBDS cannot now be considered as place of nature conservation, but more as a natural resource production site which offers very little benefit to the local producers as most of the commercial chains are dominated by foreign operators.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Institut Sénégalaise de Recherches Agricoles|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|