Some more pics

15 11 2012

Just finished our last samples in Koubri and in the Nakambe. Today and tomorrow we have a lot of lab-work to do…

Looking forward to the weekend, we will visit some holy crocos!

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Agama waiting for moskitoes

Daniel playing the Kora, a traditional instrument, repaired for Thomas after being destroyed by intense nightlife.

A baobab, fruits sadly not ready yet…

DumDum, the most stylish fisherman ever

Paul; after the electric catfish took revenge

Pausenpanorama after too much sun

Sebi, Ghostbuster style

Local fishing method with a bottle

Both our rooms are habitat for a Gecko: we call them Andi and Otto, because we miss them a lot 🙂

We get some new suits from a dressmaker, he is just measuring Paul.


Time runs by

11 11 2012

After 4 weeks in Burkina Faso we caught more than 4000 fish und collected thousands of benthic invertebrates.

We just finished another 3 days sampling in Koubri and 2 days determining in the Laboratory.

Due to limited Internet access its hard to keep you up to date (This is my 4th attempt), but here are some pics.

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Reception and entrance of our hostels restaurant.

Children here are incredible cute.

Its getting cold here, only 30 degree and people start to wear jackets and beanies.

On one picture you see us waiting somewhere for something for some reasons…

Some fisherman use frogs as a bait.

The man in blue on the truck is our fisherman called dumdum.

Idrissa loves Yam, the thing looking like a big potato.

„Welt im Ohr“ Radiosendung

8 11 2012

“Fische fallen vom Himmel…”

Wie einfach wäre das Leben, würde sich dieser Aberglaube, der in einigen Teilen der Bevölkerung Burkina Fasos verbreitet ist, bewahrheiten. Die Realität ist, dass Wasser und Fische knappe Ressourcen im westafrikanischen Land sind.
Das appear Projekt SUSFISH hat sich unter anderem die nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung dieser kostbaren Güter zum Ziel gesetzt und wie die ForscherInnen mit transkulturellen und transdisziplinären Methoden aus Natur- und Sozialwissenschaften arbeiten, erzählen sie in dieser Sendung. Weiters berichten sie Aktuelles aus dem Projekt sowie über Land und Leben aus der Region.

Gäste: Gabriele Slezak, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universität Wien; Andreas Melcher, Projektkoordinator, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Gewässermanagement , Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU); Jan Sendzimir, Berater, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IAASA)

Gestaltung und Moderation: Maiada Hadaia

On line: weltweit – jederzeit


31 10 2012

Since our last post, we survived the weekend including live music by local musicians and ridiculous dancing performed by us.

The last three days we spent in Koubri for intensive field sampling. Sebi saw our first crocodile but the fisherman (dumdum) was not impressed at all.

26 10 2012

Today was the fete de la moutton. We went to 6 families who invited us  for eating sheep… It was realy great, but we just had too much! Es zlegt uns… They all were amazing friendly. Thanx to Raymond for this day!

The bloody hand is a collection of bloody malaria mosqito killed by Sebi.

The other pictures show some  meetingswe had.

Pictrue 2261 shows a group of traditional chiefs with a half sheep in the background.

26 10 2012

24.10.: Today we had some lectures from Andi and we showed the Burkianbe students some Data analyses in Excel. In the afternoon we met Botschaftsrat Dr. Walter Ehmeier from the Koordinationsbuero fuer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit der Oesterreichischen Botschaft Dakar in Ouagadougou.
25.10.: We finally made it to buy an internetstick. It took us 2 hours and waiting at 4 different desks with own waitingnumbers to get it. So now we are online, but with very limited download rates.

23 10 2012

As you see on the pictures, its not only us catching fish…
Yesterday we were invited to Raymond, the local project coordinator. He told us that in Burkina you only become friends if you were invited to his house once, cause than you know were you can find him.

Today there was a meeting of all project members and all students (burkinabe and austrian) gave presentations on their work. It was quiet a cold day in the airconditioned fisheries department.