Protected areas to improve biodiversity on agricultural land, ecological networking and the implementation of REDD+ measures
As of: April 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. (www.globallandscapesforum.org/…).
- 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 (www.iucn.org/…).
- IUCN receives a recognition award from the Government of Ghana (www.iucn.org/…)