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Influencing Policies, Planning and Funding for integrated Freshwater Conservation and WASH Approaches

Across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people lack access to clean water and sanitation. ABCG and multisectoral partners strive to reduce watershed degradation and pollution which is designed to conserve freshwater ecosystems and improve efficient use of dwindling water resources due to climate change. The aim is to increase access to clean water and improved human health.

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Integrating Population, Health, and Environment into Community-Centered Conservation Work in Tanzania

Theory of change (TOC) of integrating family planning with biodiversity conservation is aimed in building a resilience of families, with the assumption that when people access to family planning will help them improve access to food security, improved livelihood by providing linkages to livelihood intensities, and provide better education to their children

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Increasing the Capacity of African Governments and Stakeholders in Land-Use Planning

Land use planning is fundamental for steering new solutions and progresses towards achieving a sustainable society, given that several social and environmental issues have been brought on by climate change, population growth and urbanization in the past decades in Africa.
Recognizing Africa’s rapid development and growing need for LUP, ABCG created and rolled out a LUP course to build the capacity and enable key stakeholders and governments to apply land-use planning.

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Success Story: Empowering Communities to Clear the Way for Healthier Grass in Tanzania

In a region where healthy grass means everything, the encroachment of sickle bush has been an unwelcome new challenge. For years, community members have been looking for a solution. Uprooting would take a lot of work, and no one could afford to divert time and energy from income-generating activities to try an untested solution.
Africa Biodiversity collaborative group and member, The Nature Conservation, with funding from USAID—launched a pilot project to control the spread of sickle bush that was dominating about 75 percent of grazing land in Selela and Lemooti villages, and over 18,500 acres in Randilen Wildlife Management Area.

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ABCG at IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille France

Held once every four years, the recently concluded IUCN World Conservation Congress that was held in Marseille, France, and online, on September 3-11, 2011, brought together several …

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Benefits of Population, Health and Environment Approaches for Conservation

The World Population Data Sheet 2021 reports that Africa’s population is rapidly growing. The report further reveals that Africa has the highest fertility rate at …

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ABCG Annual Report 2020

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the activities implemented in the annual period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…

Current Issues

  • Freshwater Conservation and WASH

    ABCG is reducing watershed degradation and improving the health of freshwater ecosystems through linking freshwater conservation and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In response to...
  • Community-Based Forest Management

    Building on previous work done under the Land Rights Tenure Rights thematic area, the Community Based Forestry Management (CBFM) approach focuses on promoting and understanding...
  • Gender Integration

    Across Africa, women play critical land and natural resource management roles. However, these roles are typically unrecognized or undervalued. Minorities and disadvantaged groups are also...
  • Population Health And Environment

    Population Health And Environment There are strong linkages between biodiversity conservation and human health, the health of domestic animals, wildlife health, and ecosystem health. ABCG implements...

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