Coastal, Estuary and Marine Protected Areas (CEMPA) in West Africa are nowadays subject to increased pressure of exposure of the economies of international and regional markets, without any comparison to what has been observed so far. This phenomenon can be described as an increasing opening-up of CEMPA’s economies in the way that external market forces are interfering more and more with indigenous economies,which result in undermining the foundations of the creation of protected areas in this case: the protection of fauna and flora. The current lack of consideration of commercial dynamics by the institutions in charge of managing the CEMPA, who still focused on the conservation of emblematic species, will gradually lead to the dissolution of the local livelihoods, and it is replaced by an economy of rent controlled by foreign businessmen. For the development of effective governance, this constitutes a major challenge.
|Translated title of the contribution||Extroversion of economies of estuarine protected areas, coastal and marine (APECM) in West Africa: what are the imperatives of governance?|
|Journal||Revue Africaine des Affaires Maritimes et des Transports|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2010|