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Natural and Anthropogenic Characteristics of the Cameroon coastal Zone
Folack, Jean; Gabche, C.E. [s.d.]. Natural and Anthropogenic Characteristics of the Cameroon coastal Zone. Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD): Cameroon. 38 pp.

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Abstract
    This presentation gives an illustrative view of the coastal and marine environment characteristics of Cameroon (Latitudes 2°20-4°40) located within the Gulf of Guinea, in terms of natural factors and anthropogenic influences. The approach in the methodology used for the work consisted of field and desk data collection; collection of information from existing reports and other documents; desk study and development of various products from existing information. Bimonthly samplings of 4 days each were carried out within the 3 main strata(Kribi-campo: open ocean ecosystem; Douala-Edea: estuarine ecosystem and Limbeldenau: mixed system) of the coastal and marine zone of Cameroon. Within each of these ecosystems, observations and photographs were made. These and other illustrations gave the natural characteristics and anthropogenic influences to confirm what was seen in terms of the physical Characteristics and human activities. Description of climate and oceanographic conditions is also given. Economic activities along the coast are illustrated. The conclusion focus on the main environmental issues in the Cameroon coastal zone and proposes strategies to adopt for the success of an integrated coastal management. All these will meet up with the need to develop various products from the coastal and marine zones of Cameroon; as expressed by most scientists, students, researchers, economic and other operators including private sectors.

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