Les poissons du Parc national de l’Upemba

Une diversité menacée par les activités anthropiques


Bauchet Katemo Manda

The Upemba National Park, in the south of DR Congo, is home to a great diversity of fish estimated at 235 species, 33 of which are endemic. Unfortunately, various increasingly growing anthropogenic activities, including large-scale fishing with mosquito nets and the construction of a large hydroelectric dam, threaten the survival of several species and the sustainability of fisheries. Currently, the Upemba National Park has an updated inventory of fish species and good documentation of threats. Researchers and managers are working on producing for the first time a conservation and sustainable management plan for this rich ichthyofauna.


About the speaker

Dr. Bauchet Katemo Manda is a lecturer-researcher at the University of Lubumbashi in south-eastern DR Congo. He is also a collaborator of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in the framework of the MbiSa II project. He conducts his research within the framework of studies on the diversity and ecology of fish in the Congo Basin.



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