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Assessing wetland degradation and loss of ecosystem services in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Ayanlade, Ayansina; Proske, Ulrike


The Niger Delta, being the most extensive freshwater wetland and aquatic ecosystem in West Africa, provides numerous services both to local people and to the West African economy. Ongoing environmental pressure exerted by large-scale oil extraction and illegal timber logging, however, are suspected to have had a substantial impact on the Delta's ecosystems over the last decades. Knowledge on impact of these activities on the region's wetlands now or in the past is scarce and patchy. To address...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine and Freshwater Research
DOI: 10.1071/MF15066
Access Rights: Open Access


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