Inza Koné

Inza Koné
Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire · Research and Development

PhD

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January 2020 - present
University "Félix Houphouët-Boigny"
Position
  • Professor (Full)
July 2018 - present
Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire
Position
  • Managing Director
January 2012 - December 2019
University "Félix Houphouët-Boigny"
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
October 1998 - April 2004
University "Félix Houphouët-Boigny"
Field of study
  • Conservation Biology

Publications

Publications (118)
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Primates, represented by 521 species, are distributed across 91 countries primarily in the Neotropic, Afrotropic, and Indo-Malayan realms. Primates inhabit a wide range of habitats and play critical roles in sustaining healthy ecosystems that benefit human and nonhuman communities. Approximately 68% of primate species are threatened with extinction...
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Les Primates non-humains sont observés dans les milieux périurbains sans protection, où leur survie est menacée, notamment à cause de l’urbanisation galopante qui réduit l’habitat et la disponibilité alimentaire. C’est le cas d’une population de Mones de Lowe, espèce vulnérable selon l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature, localis...
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L’Université Nangui Abrogoua située à Abidjan -Côte d’Ivoire abrite une relique forestière, dans laquelle vivent des Mones de Lowe Cercopithecus lowei Thomas, 1923. Cette espèce est décrite comme Vulnérable selon l’Union Internationale de la Conservation de la Nature. La survie de ces singes dépend de la disponibilité des ressources alimentaires. D...
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Catherine Hobaiter, John Walter Akankwasa, Geresomu Muhumuza, Moreen Uwimbabazi and Inza Koné discuss the importance of local specialists in science.
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Interview with Inza Koné, who studies the management of natural resources as well as animal conservation at the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny and is the Managing Director of the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire.
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en Diet determination of endangered species is an essential element in defining successful conservation strategies and optimising captive breeding programmes. In this study, we developed a new diet identification system, derived from standard faecal analysis, to determine the diet of an elusive and endangered herbivore, the pygmy hippopotamus (Choe...
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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench), a cereal rich in protein, is cultivated by the people of northern Côte d'Ivoire as a staple food and for income. However, because of the important losses due to birds, the culture of this strategic speculation is neglected. In order to better understand the impact of these pests and improve food security, a s...
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Ranging from forests in Senegal to the Zanzibar Archipelago, red colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus spp.) are the most threatened group of African monkeys. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM in 2020, every form of red colobus monkey is threatened with extinction, and 14 of the 18 taxa (>75%) are listed as Critically Endangered or End...
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Socioecological theories predict that, in mammals, feeding and mating competitions affect male and female energetic conditions differently but energetic studies investigating both sexes simultaneously are rare. We investigated the effect of socioecological factors on the energetic conditions of male and female western chimpanzees, a long-lived spec...
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Threats to biodiversity are well documented. However, to effectively conserve species and their habitats, we need to know which conservation interventions do (or do not) work. Evidence-based conservation evaluates interventions within a scientific framework. The Conservation Evidence project has summarized thousands of studies testing conservation...
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Le bonobo (Pan paniscus), est une espèce endémique à la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). La présente étude identifie les menaces qui pèsent sur ce primate au niveau de la Réserve Naturelle de Sankuru (RNSA), les priorise à partir des analysesspatiales en évaluant, de manière comparative, l’évolution de l’occupation du sol à l’intérieur et ex...
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Within social groups, feeding competition and predation pressure affect individual spatial position. The costs and benefits associated to each position are likely to influence the time that individuals allocate to different activities. Whether the effect of spatial positioning on activity budget differs between individuals of different sex or domin...
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Tanoé-Ehy Swamp Forest (TESF) is one of the most valuable conservation sites in Ivory Coast. It harbours an exceptional biodiversity with numerous endangered plants and animals. Indeed, several recent studies have been carried out in TESF to consolidate judgment of its importance for conservation in Ivory Coast. These investigations have mentioned...
Technical Report
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Threat status of Miss Waldron's red colobus monkey.
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IUCN Red List entry on threat status of olive colobus monkey
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Background: In low-income settings, key outcomes such as biomarkers or clinical assessments are often missing for a substantial proportion of the study population. The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which Heckman-type selection models can create unbiased estimates in such settings. Methods: We introduce the basic Heckman model in...
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Il y a plusieurs années, l'accès aux divers points du paysage Salonga-Lukenie-Sankuru était extrêmement difficile, voire impossible. Cette difficulté constituait un handicap dans l'obtention de données de base, ainsi que le contrôle et le suivi de la gestion des ressources naturelles dans ce plus grand bloc des forêts inconnues en R.D. Congo. La Ré...
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African rainforest is severely impacted by human activities, ranging from resource collection, selective logging to fragmentation and scale deforestation. Consequently, large mammal communities occurring therein are strongly modified. Here, we present a study conducted in Taï National Park (TNP), which characterises the spatial distribution and dif...
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Transnational research partnerships are considered fundamental for supporting research and creating shared knowledge for sustainable development. They enable the acquisition and global sharing of high-quality information and create shared knowledge and capacity. This paper aimed to identify the enabling factors of such partnerships. In a survey car...
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To improve the knowledge of non-volant mammal diversity and conservation prospects in the Dodo Coastal Forest (DCF) in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire, we conducted reconnaissance surveys and interviews, and deployed remote cameras. We calculated visual encounter rates (vER) and sign ER (sER) of mammalian taxa and hunting signs, mapped their locations a...
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RESUME La chauve-souris paillée Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792), est une espèce Quasi-Menacée, qui rend d'importants services écosystémiques nécessaires au bien-être de l'Homme. Cependant, son régime alimentaire n'est pas clairement établi, entre autres, du fait de ses moeurs nocturnes, qui rendent difficiles une telle étude. Pour pallier ce manque de...
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Knowledge of species occurrence in a particular habitat and determining factors limiting its expansion are important in ecology and conservation planning. This study was carried out at Taï National Park, aims to determine the spatio-temporal distribution of duikers with a particular focus on seasonal habitat occupancy by duikers. We collected yearl...
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Creating an interconnected, transnational knowledge society that provides equal opportunities for everyone could prove a powerful way of moving towards sustainable development. Having experienced decades of North-South cooperation, the authors believe that with more transdisciplinary research and support from funders, governments, the private secto...
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Threat status of Roloway Monkey.
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Threat status of Diana Monkey.
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Threat status of Colobus vellerosus.
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Threat status of Lowe's guenon.
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The spatiotemporal activities of straw-colored fruit bats, Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792) a near-threatened species has been studied in the Commune of Plateau in Abidjan from August 2012 to July 2013. The present survey carried out by direct observations aimed in monitoring the straw-colored fruits bats population with the purpose to discriminate thei...
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La population de chauves-souris à tête de marteau, Hypsignathus monstrosus H. Allen, 1861, de la commune du Plateau à Abidjan a été étudiée d’août 2003 à juillet 2004. Cette étude a été réalisée en procédant à des reconnaissances de vocalisation et des comptages des mâles aux pieds d’arbres en vue d’identifier les sites d’appels sexuels et de déter...
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The impacts of the degradation of sleeping sites on the population size of the straw-colored fruit bats, Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792), a near-threatened species was carried out in the Plateau Commune from August 2005 to July 2006. Bats were counted in sleeping trees thanks to binoculars and a manual counter before and after the landscape shaping act...
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The spatiotemporal activities of straw-colored fruit bats, Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792) a near-threatened species has been studied in the Commune of Plateau in Abidjan from August 2012 to July 2013. The present survey carried out by direct observations aimed in monitoring the straw-colored fruits bats population with the purpose to discriminate thei...
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This study aimed to highlight the options selected by Campbell's monkey (Cercopithecus campbelli) to optimize foraging in the Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire. A group of C. campbelli, habituated to human's presence, was followed for two months in the dry season to test whether the three parameters (the distance traveled to reach the foraging sites...
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Ecosystem service (ES) evidence and arguments can mobilize support for biodiversity conservation. However, the ES concept’s impact on the ground seems unclear: It is reliant upon a range of pre-requisites at the science-policy nexus and it tends to be science-driven and demanding in terms of data and required capacity. The TEEB stepwise approach (T...
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The white naped mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) is on the IUCN Red List of Critically Endangered Species and is endemic to 3 countries in West Africa. To date, while there are conservation efforts in Ghana, there is no established conservation strategy for this species, particularly in Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. At the risk of seeing this spec...
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REDD+ est centré sur le principe fondamental selon lequel, grâce à des pratques d’aménagement forester plus durables, il est possible de réduire les émissions de GES produites par la déforestaton et le secteur forester et d’accroître la capacité du secteur forester à agir comme puits de carbone. En outre, REDD+ peut apporter des avantages aux pays,...
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Relationship survey between diet and population size variation with regards to Eidolon helvum (Kerr,1792), a near-threatened species has been achieved from August 2007 to July 2008 in the Commune of Plateau in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire; Western Africa). Indeed, perched bats count and excrement collection under daily dormitory have been performed with...
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The effectiveness of protected area management is a major concern. In Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire, recurrent human pressure challenges the ability of law enforcement authorities to protect wildlife. During 2010–2015 we studied the implementation of law enforcement in the Park to determine (1) the potential for improvement of the protection of...
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Consumption of bushmeat, a staple food of people living in the vicinity of protected areas, is a challenge for the conservation of wildlife. The underlying factors driving this consumption are, however, relatively understudied, particularly among rural households, and improved understanding would facilitate the development of conservation strategie...
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The straw-colored fruit bats population, Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792), a near-threatened species has been studied from August 2005 to July 2006 in the District of Plateau in Abidjan. That study has been carried out through direct observations and reckoning of tree used by straw-colored bats as roosts in the dormitory site in order to establish the h...
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Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles in the livelihoods, cultures, and religions of many societies and offer unique insights into human evolution, biology, behavior, and the threat of emerging diseases. They are an essential component of tropical biodiversity, contributing to forest regeneration and ecosystem he...
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The pygmy hippopotamus is an endangered species which receives little attention from the scientific community, especially wild populations. The highest density of wild pygmy hippopotamus is found in the Taï National Park in Ivory Coast which is inscribed on United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage list. T...
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For most Ivorian regions quantitative data on the exploitation of bushmeat by local communities are scarce. We studied hunting patterns around Dassioko Sud Forest Reserve, a remnant coastal forest in south-eastern Côte d'Ivoire, through a 6-month survey of nine restaurants, in three villages surrounding the Reserve. We collected quantitative and qu...
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L’Afrique dispose d’une fenêtre d’opportunité unique pour accélérer sa marche vers l’émergence. Ses potentialités sont exceptionnelles, tant sur le plan humain, puisqu’elle est aujourd’hui peuplée de plus d’un milliard d’habitants, que du point de vue agricole, minier ou énergétique. Toutefois, ses ambitions de développement ne pourront se réaliser...
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Understanding habitat preference and use is an important aspect of primate ecology, and is essential for setting conservation strategies. This study examined the activity budget, feeding ecology and selection of sleeping trees of a population of white-thighed colobus (Colobus vellerosus). A group of 18 was followed during 72 days over a full annual...
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The long-term integrity of protected areas (PAs), and hence the maintenance of related ecosystem services (ES), are dependent on the support of local people. In the present study, local people's perceptions of ecosystem services from PAs and factors that govern local preferences for PAs are assessed. Fourteen study villages were randomly selected f...
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The local socioeconomic context of protected areas (PAs) is not well documented, especially in Western Africa, despite the existence of priority conservation sites, along with the steady state of poverty in the region. This article presents research that measures the perceived costs and benefits of a conservation project on rural household welfare....