Deichsel, Katharina (2019). “Our Lake Is Our Farm”: Local Knowledge of Tugen Fishermen on Environmental Changes of Lake Baringo, Kenya. Masters thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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Wetlands constitute some of the most important ecosystems in the world. They provide a number of critical ecosystem services that are indispensable to human beings and to the survival of biodiversities, health and welfare. Despite their importance, wetlands are being degraded and lost more rapidly than other ecosystems. In Kenya, where wetlands cover 3-4% of the country surface area, their rich physical and biological resources have led them to be overexploited and many of these ecosystems are seriously degraded. Wetland management decisions in Kenya are usually implemented by government departments and institutions with very little local community involvement. Based on the understanding that the integration of local knowledge is necessary to formulate adequate management strategies and that local involvement helps to enforce those, this study seeks to capture the value of local knowledge for wetland management approaches as well as for further research work. Specifically, this study focuses on local knowledge of Tugen fishermen on the environmental changes of the Ramsar Site of Lake Baringo in in mid-west Kenya.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-94723
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Culture and Environment in Africa Series
Volume: 16
Date: 2019
ISSN: 2194-1556
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Institut für Ethnologie
Subjects: Customs, etiquette, folklore
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Kenya, Lake Baringo, Fisher, Local Knowledge, MA thesisEnglish
Kenia, Baringosee, Fischer, lokales Wissen, MasterarbeitGerman
Date of oral exam: 2019
NameAcademic Title
Bollig, MichaelProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes


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