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Table 8 Quantity and value of forestry products, wild foods and natural resources collected by 20 people (Note that this is the total amount collected by 20 people per wetland in a one-year period) at the seven case study wetlands (1999 market prices)

From: What value for pastoral livelihoods? An economic valuation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania

Wetland Gum arab Az Jib jib Wild rice Firewood Charcoal Construct wood Banco Salaha Tilba Value per wetland
Units kg kg kg kg Head-load kg Per log Brick kg kg UM
Unit value UM 300 80 60 100 150 14 300 4 25 180
Total quantity collected by 20 people per year (kg)
Chlim 314 2,300 1,325 50 2,394 2,700 207 1,530 432 128 861,660
Goungel 184 50 1,362 0 728 1,300 20 1,000 432 0 289,120
Tali 508 104 1,083 0 2,704 0 200 6,000 70 0 717,050
Boichiche 452 2,550 1,888 0 3,408 2,300 652 8,840 276 0 1,234,140
Tamchekett 0 800 1,124 0 1,902 50 92 1,800 332 14 527,860
Sawana 728 3,400 444 20 1,872 1,700 112 3,000 32 28 875,080
Oum Lellé 280 1,000 0 0 832 1,900 240 5,240 0 0 408,360