Country study Burkina Faso 
Biodiversity 

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CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES 

LIST OF MAPS

FOREWORD

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

USE OF TERMS

ABSTRACT 

CHAPTER 1 : INTRODUCTION 

1.1 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

1.2 BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES 

1.3 IMPORTANCE OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND BIOLOGICAL RESSOURCES 

1.3.1 THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

1.3.2 THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES 

1.4 NATIONAL MONOGRAPHIES ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

1.4.1 INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT 

1.4.2 NATIONAL CONTEXT 

1.4.3 DATA COLLECTION METHOD 

CHAPTER 2 : GENERAL SURVEY OF BURKINA FASO 

2.1 REVIEW 

2.2 GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION 

2.3 ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS 

2.4 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 

2.4.1 CLIMATE 

2.4.2 RELIEF 

2.4.3 SURFACE GEOLOGY 

2.4.4 HYDROGRAPHY 

2.4.5 PHYTOGEOGRAPHY 

2.4.6 VEGETATION 

2.4.7 SOILS 

2.4.8 ROAD INFRASTRUCTURES 

2.5 HUMAIN ENVIRONMENT 

2.5.1 POPULATION DISTRIBUTION 

2.5.2 ETHNIC GROUPS 

2.5.3 MIGRATIONS 

2.5.4 LAND TENURE SYSTEM 

2.6 AGRICULTURAL REGIONS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS 

2.6.1 NORTHERN REGION : THE SAHEL 

2.6.2 CENTRAL REGION 

2.6.3 NORTH-WEST REGION 

2.6.4 EASTERN REGION 

2.6.5 WESTERN REGION 

2.7 INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES 

2.7.1 STATE-OWNED INSTITUTIONS 

2.7.2 NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS 

2.7.3 TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS 

2.7.4 SUB-REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS CONCERNED WITH OR INTERESTED IN THE NATURAL

         RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS 

2.8 LEGAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CONSERVATION AND SUSTANABLE USE OF

BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

2.8.1 LEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS IN FORCE 

CHAPTER 3: CURRENT STATE OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN BURKINA FASO 

3.1 TAXONOMIC INVENTORY 

3.1.1 ANIMAL KINGDOM (FAUNA) 

3.1.2 PLANT KINGDOM (FLORA) 

3.1.3 TAXONOMIC SUMMARY OF THE INVENTORY OF SPECIES 

3.2 DIVERSITY OF HABITATS AND ECOSYSTEMS 

3.2.1 PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HABITAT 

3.2.2 ECOSYSTEMS 

3.2.3 STATE OF THE CONSERVATION OF SPECIES AND POPULATIONS 

3.3 NON-BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES 

3.3.1 TOURIST SITES 

3.3.2 MINERAL RESOURCES 

3.4 THREATS 

3.4.1 GENERAL THREATS 

3.4.2 SPECIFIC THREATS 

3.5 SITUATION ON SETTING UP EX-SITU CONSERVATION 

3.5.1 COLLECTIONS 

CHAPTER 4 : COMPLEXITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT 

4.1 INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS. 

4.1.1 TRADITIONAL ORGANIZATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. 

4.1.2 STATE LEGISLATION ON NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 

CHAPTER 5 : ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

5.1 GENERAL SURVEY OF HUMAN D…VELOPMENT 

5.2 SOCIO-ECONOMIC VALUE OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

5.2.1 BENEFITS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES 

CHAPTER 6 : CONSTRAINTS RELATED TO A BETTER CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

6.1 CONFLICTS RELATED TO NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 

6.2 OTHER DIFFICULTIES 

CHAPTER 7 : DEVELOPED PROGRAMMES AND PROSPECTS 

7.1 PROGRAMMES AND RELATED COSTS 

7.1.1 AGRICULTURE SUB-SECTOR 

7.1.2 ANIMAL BREERING SUB-SECTOR 

7.1.3 ENVIRONMENT - FOREST - FAUNA - FISHING SUB-SECTOR 

7.1.4 SUMMARY OF ACTIONS FOR PRESERVING BENEFITS 

7.1.5 EXPENDITURE RELATED TO CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE 

CHAPTER 8 : CONCLUSIONS AND OPTIONS 

8.1 GENERAL CONCLUSIONS 

8.2 PROPOSED OPTIONS 

8.2.1 ECOLOGY 

8.2.2 LIGNEOUS AND HERBACEOUS FOREST SPECIES 

8.2.3 AQUATIC PLANTS 

8.2.4 CULTIVATED FOREST PLANTS 

8.2.5 AGRICULTURE 

8.2.6 PHYTOGENETIC RESOURCES 

8.2.7 PHARMACOPOEIA RESOURCES AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE 

8.2.8 DOMESTIC FAUNA 

8.2.9 WILD FAUNA

8.2.10 AQUATIC FAUNA 

8.2.11 INSECTS 

8.2.12 MICRO-ORGANISMS 

8.2.13 THEMATIC MAPS 

8.2.14 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM 

8.2.15 SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS 

8.2.16 PLANNING POLICIES AND STRATEGIES 

APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1 : LIST OF AUTHORS OF THE INITIAL REPORTS 

APPENDIX 2 : TAXONOMIC INVENTORY OF PRINCIPAL PHYLA OF BIOLOGICAL

APPENDIX 3 : CHARACTERISTICS OF NOTICEABLE HUMID ZONES IN BURKINA FASO 

APPENDIX 4 : INDICATORS OF THE LEVEL OF HUMAN FROM DEVELOPMENT

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 

 

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