The role of wetlands in lake ecological functions and sustainable livelihoods in lake environment: A case study on cross border Lake Jipe - Kenya/Tanzania
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Wetlands are highly productive ecosystems. Their values and functions support other ecosystems and are significant to economic development. They once covered large areas of the world and are now among the rarest and most at-risk ecosystems. They are highly valued for their recreational, educational, scientific, aesthetic, spiritual and cultural values; and form an important component of lakes that provide critical functions influencing lake ecological functions. Despite the important roles in sustaining vibrant lake ecology, supporting economic development and elevating poverty, almost all wetlands in the world are threatened by diverse human induced factors. Lake Jipe striding across the Kenya-Tanzania international boundary is an important ecosystem to both countries. It provides habitats for various biotic communities, regulates hydrology, stores and purifies water and has significant economic benefit to the local communities in the lakes' environment. The lakes’ wetlands stabilize .....
JournalProceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference - Volume 2
Spatial CoverageKenya, Coast, Tsavo West Natl. Park, Jipe Lake
Tanzania, Kilamanjaro, Jipe Lake
Conference Name11th World Lakes Conference
Conference PlaceNairobi (Kenya)
CitationOdada, Eric & Olago, Daniel O. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference: vol. 2, 2006. p. 162-168.
- Conference Papers