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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 best practices in the implementation of CBFM projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo for improved conservation outcomes. ABCG is working to initiate a Community of Practice of CBFM stakeholders, where organizations can convene at local, provincial and national scales to share experiences, best practices and develop common standards for program design and implementation. The second approach focuses on the better understanding of the impacts of CBFM on forest cover. To achieve this, we are conducting research on the environmental (principally the forest cover change) outcomes of CBFM in several African countries.

Publications

Exploring Cross-Sector Linkages between Population, Health, Environment, Nutrition and Food Security. A Review Of Best Practices and Lessons Learned.

Developing Synergies at the Intersection of Human Health and Biodiversity Conservation: Lessons Learned from an Integrated Population, Health, and Environment Approach in Cameroon and Tanzania.
Advancing an Integrated Vision that Incorporates Health Outcomes into Biodiversity Conservation.

Related Thematic News​

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  • ABCG at IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille

  • The 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress set the nature conservation agenda for the next decade and beyond and had a strong focus on post-COVID recovery, the biodiversity and climate crises, and on the role and rights of indigenous peoples in conservation. ABCG organized a number of events on, land use planning, climate change, integrating freshwater conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Population, Health and Environment.
  • abcg | September 15, 2021
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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 4.3% and the highest projected population growth rate of any region worldwide. All of the world’s countries with fertility rates of over 5 children per woman are in Africa.
  • abcg | September 9, 2021
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  • Advocacy for Ecosystem and WASH Training

  • The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) will be holding a course on “Advocacy for Ecosystem and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)” which was launched on August 4, 2021 through a webinar. The course is set to start on September 13- 30, 2021, with 15 participants.
  • abcg | September 1, 2021
  • Turning Concepts into Action: ABCG and IRC Hold Session on Advocacy in Africa at World Water Week 2021

  • At the recently concluded World Water Week 2021 that took place on August 23-27, 2021, ABCG and IRC held a session on Advocacy in Africa: Tools for integrating WASH-conservation in local agendas. Improvement of the health of freshwater ecosystems is one of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) key focus areas. ABCG has a culture of promoting successful biodiversity conservation with multisectoral approaches, and this session shows how strong partnerships…
  • abcg | August 31, 2021