ENHANCING BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS IN REDD+ PILOT COMMUNITIES. BAMBA AND BOKALUM IN BOKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE.
This project is designed in line with the context of sustainable forest management and Nigeria UN REDD+ Programme which considers biodiversity conservation an important issue. Bamba and Bokalum in Boki LGA falls within the UN REDD+ pilot communities. Community members in this area have over the years relied on their forest as their major source of livelihood. This has exerted pressure on the forest due to uncontrolled population increase (postulated from the last baseline data collected in 2005/2006 to over 4,500 persons) thereby resulting to gradual dwindling of the forest and forest resources, and constituting threat to biodiversity This project will pay particular attention to I) working with rural communities to strengthen protected areas, especially community conserved area such as the Mbe Mountains ii) Engage relevant stakeholders to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation iii) adopt Environmental Communication to promote attitudinal change around forest use within communities. This project will promote biodiversity, conservation, sustainable use and management of natural resources through the implementation of capacity building projects and sustainable livelihoods in Bamba and Bokalum communities.
The African Research Association/Development in Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Project activities completed, final reports pending
|Mr. James ODEY|
No.59, Atu Street, Opposite Government Secondary School Atu, Calabar South, Cross River State, Nigeria.
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