We are pleased to share ABCG’s first year progress towards realizing our 2015-2018 objectives, and our overarching mission to advance understanding of critical biodiversity conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our mission is pursued within the context of five thematic foci critical to effective conservation efforts:
- Land and Resource Tenure Rights
- Land Use Management
- Managing Global Change Impacts
- Global Health Linkages to Conservation: Population Health and Environment; Water Sanitation and Hygiene
- Emerging Issues
In the report, we share the challenges, successes, and lessons learned by these working groups and their partners in implementing ABCG’s approach to 1) conduct analyses of critical issues affecting efforts to conserve Africa’s biodiversity; 2) design and implement pilot studies to assess and demonstrate the feasibility of innovative approaches for addressing those issues, and; 3) leverage outputs to promote data-driven decision-making and viable trade-offs associated with managing land and natural resources.
Thank you to all of our collaborators!