n Conflict Trends - Conflict at Lake Chad

Volume 2000, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 28 Resolving access to floodplain fisheries on the Nigerian shore FEATURE BY MARIE- TH?R?SE SARCH Conflict at Lake Chad. Fear of attack and the costs associated with transport around Lake Chad have a detrimental impact on the administration of the Nigerian lakeshore. Local government staff and other public employees have little incen- tive to expose themselves to the risks associated with travelling around the lake floor. Government is unwilling to invest scarce resources in villages with uncertain futures, or in areas where their jurisdiction is unclear. The last official map to be drawn of the lake basin was surveyed in 1973. Since then, the Nigerian shore of the lake has con- tracted by several miles and many of the ..

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