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Assessing Five Years of CEPF Investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa
Organize a workshop with CEPF grantees and other partners in the region to assess the results of CEPF investments and identify collective lessons learned. Results will include documented proceedings and lessons learned to help inform future investment decisions.
Echoes of the Rain Forest Project – Second Phase
Develop and support eco-cultural groups in three communities near the eastern and western boundaries of Kakum National Park in Ghana to disseminate conservation messages to local communities, school groups and wildlife clubs through music, dance and drama.
Support for the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group
Support the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in its review of the effectiveness of select forms of networking and communication of conservation concepts, tools and lessons to conservation decisionmakers and practitioners in all regions of Africa.
Support For African Ornithologists From The Upper Guinea Forest To Attend The Eleventh Pan-African Ornithological Congress - PAOC XI
Support attendance of five African biologists from the Upper Guinean Forest of West Africa to attend the eleventh Pan-African Ornithological Congress – PAOC XI, to be held in Tunisia, 21-26 November 2004.
Education and Awareness to Improve the Protection of Wild Chimpanzees in West Africa
Contribute to the lasting protection of viable chimpanzee populations in their original forested habitat by conducting environmental education (drama, newsletters) and capacity building to generate support from local populations for the protection of the chimpanzees and their habitat in various regions in West Africa: the Taï region, the Marahoué and the Banco national parks (Côte d'Ivoire), Sapo National Park (Liberia) and the Fouta Djallon region (Guinea).
Action Plan for the Conservation of Chimpanzees in West Africa
Produce and publish a document in both French and English that contains the most up to date information on the status and threats to the survival of the endangered chimpanzee. The publication will be produced in French and English.
National Public Awareness Campaign for Liberia
Create a national public awareness campaign about the trade in bushmeat. Involve local companies in a series of radio programs and live theater productions in rural communities.
Development Of Summer Camp
Develop a summer camp that promotes conservation efforts and exposes both visitors and the local community to nature and environmental education.
Rural Bushmeat and Public Opinion Survey
Conduct a survey to evaluate biological, social and economic impacts of the bushmeat trade in select rural communities identified as sources for the urban bushmeat trade.
Reconstruction for Biodiversity Conservation, Research, and Ecotourism in the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Sierra Leone
In collaboration with local communities, construct facilities for scientific research and a visitor center at the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Sierra Leone. The project will be a model for protected area management and community development in the country.
Awareness Campaign on the Bushmeat Crisis
Develop and implement a public awareness campaign in Ghana. Generate public debate on the bushmeat crisis and encourage journalists to write about the issue. This project includes development of a monitoring system.