Building Sustainable Livelihoods through Community-Based Conservation in the Mbe Mountains, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Building Sustainable Livelihoods through Community-Based Conservation in the Mbe Mountains, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Levels of poverty within the Mbe Mountains are relatively high; most people survive on less than $1 a day. Deforestation rates within the area are high, and the continued loss of forest threatens local watersheds, livelihoods and food security – further exacerbating levels of rural poverty. This project will support community-based biodiversity conservation especially the conservation of the critically endangered Cross River Gorillas and poverty alleviation through sustainable forest management. This would be achieved by improving forest governance, law enforcement and establishment of sustainable livelihood sources for local communities via improved cassava processing techniques and ecotourism value chains. The key environmental problems to be addressed are deforestation caused by agricultural expansion and unsustainable hunting and collection of NTFPs which are the main livelihood activities of the target communities.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
THE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION OF THE MBE MOUNTAINS
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 31,004.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 38,696.00
Project Number:
NGA/UN-REDD/2016/004
Status:
Project activities completed, final reports pending

Grantee Contact

Mr. Stephen Taiwo
Phone: 0813 4209071, 0903 2353912
Email: tawostephen@gmail.com
 

Address

Bamba, Boki LGA, Cross River State
Calabar , South-South ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001