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Rebuilding Resilience in the Sahel: Regreening in the Maradi and Zinder Regions of Niger

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Sendzimir, J, Reij, CP, Magnuszewski, P. 2011. Rebuilding Resilience in the Sahel: Regreening in the Maradi and Zinder Regions of Niger. Ecology and Society, vol. 16 no.3.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: sendzim@iiasa.ac.at

Co-authors: CP.Reij@dienst.vu.nl; piotr.magnuszewski@crs.org.pl

 

Affiliations

  • International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Centre for International Cooperation, Vrij Universitaet
  • Center for Systems Solutions

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Available at no cost:

http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss3/art1/

Description

  • The authors discuss the factors that contributed to the successful reforestation of the Sahel, especially the Maradi and Zinder regions.
  • They noted that no single factor was responsible for this regreening, instead it was a mixture of factors which allowed for reversals of positive feedback loops.
  • The authors end by warning that although these regions are now more resilient to stress, their future remains uncertain due in part to the threat of climate change and rapid population growth.

Geographical Region

  • West Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • Niger
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