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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Abstract

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)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Deichsel, KatharinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-94723
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Culture and Environment in Africa Series
ISSN: 2194-1556
Volume: 16
Subjects: Customs, etiquette, folklore
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Kenya, Lake Baringo, Fisher, Local Knowledge, MA thesisEnglish
Kenia, Baringosee, Fischer, lokales Wissen, MasterarbeitGerman
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Language: English
Date: 2019
Date of oral exam: 2019
Referee:
NameAcademic Title
Bollig, MichaelProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/9472

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