Announcing our 2017 Semi-annual Report!
We are pleased to share ABCG’s 2017 semi-annual report highlighting initial achievements on our expected year two outputs for this 2015-2018 phase. The report shares challenges, successes, and lessons learned from ABCG’s five thematic working groups and their partners in realizing ABCG’s mission to advance understanding of critical conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
ABCG is currently focusing on five key issues that strongly influence the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation efforts: 1) Land and resource tenure rights; 2) Land use management; 3) understanding the impacts on biodiversity of change processes operating at a global scale; 4) Understanding the linkages between global health and biodiversity; and 5) Emerging threats to biodiversity conservation.
Within these thematic foci, ABCG works collectively to promote the best in integrated conservation and development programming to protect biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa by: 1) conducting analyses of critical issues affecting efforts to conserve Africa’s biodiversity; 2) designing and implementing pilot studies to assess and demonstrate the feasibility of innovative approaches for addressing those issues, and; 3) leveraging outputs to promote data-driven decision-making and viable trade-offs associated with managing land and natural resources.