Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016, Page: 11-19
Impact of the Gathering Pressure on Edible Snail’s Population of a Classified Forest in the South of Côte d'Ivoire
N’dri Saint-Clair Amani, Formation Unit and Research of Sciences of Nature, Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Mamadou Karamoko, Formation Unit and Research of Sciences of Nature, Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Coffi Franck Didier Adou, Department of Sciences and Technology, Higher Teacher Training School, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Atcho Otchoumou, Formation Unit and Research of Sciences of Nature, Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Received: May 30, 2016;       Accepted: Jun. 12, 2016;       Published: Jun. 23, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20160102.11      View  2425      Downloads  67
Abstract
An investigation was carried out in the department of Agboville with populations living near Yapo classified forest (Côte d’Ivoire) on the gathering of edible snails during the year 2015. This study aimed at first, to list various edible snails gathered by the bordering populations, then to identify actors of the gathering of these snails and finally, to evaluate the quantities collected in this forest. We used the method of direct observation, with slip of investigation. The results revealed that two edible snail species were collected by that population. The activity of gathering is mainly practised by men and farmers with respective proportions of 83% and 38%. The age of the gatherers varies from 8 to 50 years. The amount of snail collected was estimated to 13.60 tons for Achatina achatina and 1.69 tons for Archachatina ventricosa. The catches decreased considerably from 80 about 130 snails to 1 about 15 snails per day. Save measures must be taken for the conservation of this resource because of the pressure exerted on these animals.
Keywords
Achatina achatina, Archachatina ventricosa, Gathering, Yapo Classified Forest
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N’dri Saint-Clair Amani, Mamadou Karamoko, Coffi Franck Didier Adou, Atcho Otchoumou, Impact of the Gathering Pressure on Edible Snail’s Population of a Classified Forest in the South of Côte d'Ivoire, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, pp. 11-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20160102.11
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