Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 394

Full Length Research Paper

Bumpy road to improved mangrove resilience in the Douala Estuary, Cameroon

Jean-Hude, E. Moudingo
  • Jean-Hude, E. Moudingo
  • Department of Conservation, BP: 6776 Yaoundé, Centre Region, Cameroon.
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Gordon, N. Ajonina
  • Gordon, N. Ajonina
  • Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS). Coastal Forests and Mangrove Conservation Programme. BP 54 Mouanko, Littoral Region, Cameroon.
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Mbarga, A. Bindzi
  • Mbarga, A. Bindzi
  • Department of Plant Biology /Forestry Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, BP: 812 Yaoundé, Centre Region, Cameroon.
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Bertin N. Tchikangwa
  • Bertin N. Tchikangwa
  • Department of Conservation, BP: 6776 Yaoundé, Centre Region, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 28 November 2015
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2016
  •  Published: 31 May 2016

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