During the period, 2015-2018 Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) members have been working with communities in various parts of sub-Saharan Africa to find ways in which people and nature can co-exist in harmony. In this period, ABCG members have managed to successfully implement strategies and approaches that advance biodiversity conservation and promote communities’ livelihoods.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Groups’s thematic activity areas in Phase II from 2018-2020. The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group works collectively to promote the best in integrated conservation and development programming to protect biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa. Thematic activity areas include: Community-Based Forest Management, Freshwater Conservation and WASH, Global Change Impacts on Biodiversity,Land Use Management,Populatin Health and Environment and Gender Integration.
A Scalable Approach to Engaging Chinese Overseas Enterprises to Mitigate Impacts of Wildlife Trafficking in Africa – fact sheet
China is currently the largest market for illegal wildlife products and the expansion of Chinese investment in Africa is increasing opportunities and channels for illegal wildlife trafficking. As such, the project sought to develop a wildlife trafficking framework that could enhance existing relevant guidelines or policy/regulation and lead to implementation by Chinese companies, African host country governments and civil society partners.
This fact sheet describes how the Land and Resource Tenure Rights working group, enables more effective conservation by developing and testing tools that place greater land and resource management authority in the hands of local resource users.
Pilot sites include the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Southern and Western Tanzania. Activities include the gazettement of Kabobo Wildlife Reserve and the issuance of Certificates of Customary Rights of Occupancy.
A major oversight of most climate assessments has been the inadequate consideration of indirect impacts on biodiversity due to changing human behavior in response to climate change (e.g. changes in human use of natural resources). ABCG’s thematic working group, Managing Global Change Impacts on Biodiversity is classifying human coping responses to climate change across Africa, and the impacts of these responses on biodiversity.
Overview of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group’s Thematic Working Groups Fact Sheet (2015-2018)
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Groups’s thematic activity areas in Phase II from 2015-2018. The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group works collectively to promote the best in integrated conservation and development programming to protect biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa. Thematic activity areas include: Emerging issues, Global health linkages to biodiveristy conservation, Managing global change impacts on biodiversity, Land use management, and Land and resource tenure rights.
This fact sheet describes the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group’s (ABCG) integrated vision of global health, which links the health of wildlife populations, humans, domestic animals, and ecosystems.
ABCG, through its thematic working group, Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation, provides methodological guidance to advance a vision that incorporates health outcomes into biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. ABCG accomplishes this by developing integrated Population, Health and Environment guidelines that identify and develop synergies between critical ecosystem services, and human health and well-being, and trialing these guidelines in two pilot sites in Western Tanzania and Southeastern Cameroon.
This fact sheet describes how the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group is using scenario analysis to leverage all available opportunities to incorporate conservation into potential economic land-uses.
The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, through its Land Use Management task area, aims to develop a methodological approach to conservation planning based on scenario analysis, and guidelines for its application, to incorporate equitable and climate-smart alternatives into land use decisions for conservation. The methodology is being applied in four countries: 1) northern Republic of Congo – WCS, WRI, JGI; 2) eastern DRC – JGI, WRI, WCS; 3) western Tanzania – AWF, WRI, JGI, CI, WCS, and; 4) Madagascar – CI, WCS by replicating a landscape-level planning process with multi-sectoral stakeholders in order to better understand drivers of landscape change.
By linking freshwater conservation and WASH, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group through its thematic working group, Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation, aims to reduce watershed degradation and pollution, thereby improving the health of freshwater ecosystems.
Pilot studies are being conducted in South Africa (Conservation International) and Uganda (Jane Goodall Institute). A community of practice has also been established.
Piloting Mechanisms for Strengthening African Conservation Leadership and Organizational Capacity – fact sheet
This fact sheet describes ABCG’s emerging issue project that aims to design and pilot a new program for strengthening the management and leadership capacity of key individuals working in African natural resource management and conservation.