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Protected areas to improve biodiversity on agricultural land, ecological networking and the implementation of REDD+ measures

As of: March 2021

In Africa, land use management often lacks the necessary institutional mechanisms required to simplify dialogue with local communities, and to successfully accommodate competing claims and interests. This constitutes a serious obstacle to the implementation of national policy measures and programmes that have the aim of balancing development against conservation efforts. This project aims to harmonise conservation efforts with local development projects. To achieve this, it is improving the use of the protected area categories of ‘protected landscapes/marine protected areas’ and ‘protected areas with sustainable use of natural resources’. Project activities are being integrated with pre-existing institutional and political structures. The end result is the development and implementation of REDD+ programmes, national strategies and action plans for biological diversity, strategies for combating poverty, and programmes for economic growth. /

State of implementation/results

  • During the meeting of the "African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative" in Accra (Ghana) and during the "Global Landscape Forum" (GLF) events were held to exchange experiences with participants from several African countries. (…).
  • Forest reports entitled 'A Place for All at the Table for Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Ghana' report on activities, results and achievements on a wide range of IUCN forest issues (…).
  • IUCN receives a recognition award from the Government of Ghana (…)

Project data

Ghana, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - Switzerland

Political partner(s):
  • Forestry Commission - Ghana
  • Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT) - DR Congo
  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources - Ghana
  • Ministry of Water and Environment - Uganda
  • The Vice-President's Office - Tanzania

Implementing partner(s):
  • African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
  • The Forests Dialogue (TFD)

BMU grant:
4.288.983,00 €

05/2017  till  03/2021


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