Valoración socio-cultural de los servicios ecosistémicos en dos cuerpos cenagosos del departamento de Córdoba- Colombia
Lobo Cabeza, Sonia Carolina | 2022-06-01
Wetlands are full of life, but at the same time threatened by multiple anthropic factors. These ecosystems interact with various communities present in the territories through the provision of ecosystem services. The objective of this study is to assess the social values present in two wetlands in the department of Córdoba, such as the Bajo Sinú Marsh Complex (BS) and the Betancí Swamp (BT), according to the importance that the community and experts have of the services they provide. In the first place, an environmental characterization of the study areas was carried out, covering the biophysical and social dimensions, later the different services provided by the ecosystems were identified, which were valued through qualitative tools such as semistructured surveys, as well as their intensity and intensity. use. 195 surveys were obtained, where the results show that for the communities of the two complexes the most important ecosystem services are cultural (BT: 39.3%; BS: 35.86%), regulation (BT: 31.1%; BS: 33.72%) and finally those of supply (BT 29.6%; BS: 30.42%), while for the experts in first place go those of regulation (36.3%), followed by cultural (35.1%) and finally supply (28.6%). Although societies exhibit interdependence and continuous interactions with these ecosystems, they are little taken into account in management and decision-making. The results form a base of knowledge necessary for the analysis of the use and exploitation of services, as well as to develop guidelines for the sustainable management of the resources provided by these wetlands.