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BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT (BATS) FOR USAID/AFRICA
AWARD # RLA-A-00-07-00043-00
ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE
AFRICA BIODIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE GROUP (ABCG)
10/1/2010 to 9/30/2011
December 30, 2011
SUBMITTED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND ON BEHALF OF
ABCG MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

The goal of ABCG’s BATS component is to support USAID AFR/SD, Africa Missions and African organization partners to increase their effectiveness to tackle major existing and emerging threats to Africa’s biodiversity and contribute to sound development and security based on wise use of natural resources and maintenance of ecosystem services.

Major themes for analysis and technical support proposed through the BATS extension include:
Task A: Facilitating Discussions on the Dar Vision on the “Future of Biodiversity in Africa”
Task B: Managing Extractive Industries to Protect Biodiversity
Task C: Analyzing Biodiversity Conservation and Governance to Prevent Conflict and Crisis
Task D: Supporting Country 118/ 119 Operational Plans Biodiversity and Tropical Forestry Assessments
Task E: Forecasting and Analyzing Conservation Needs and Building Capacity on Critical Issues

In 2011, ABCG submitted a successful proposal to amend the current BATS agreement. We are looking forward to expanding our work in the above areas, and adding several new tasks to our efforts. The new task list is available at the close of this report.