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Taking Biodiversity Conservation to the Proposed Lake Piso Nature Reserve
Focus on the proposed 76,000-acre Lake Piso Nature Reserve, one of the areas selected in an MOU between the Government of Liberia and Conservation International for setting up a protected area network in Liberia. Conduct inventories of biodiversity and socioeconomic factors to generate information for the establishment of a computerized database for planning purposes, and build the capacity of local communities to effectively manage and conserve their biodiversity resources without extensive external assistance.
Building Sustainable Livelihoods Around the Wologizi-Wonegizi Proposed Protected Areas
Improve community livelihoods in the area between the Wologizi and Wonegizi proposed protected areas (Baziwhen, Zigida, Luyema and Konia) in Zorzor District. Provide practical skills training in animal rearing and soap making, and conduct conservation awareness activities.
Reconstruction of Gbaboni Research Station at Sapo National Park
Collaborate with local communities and the Forest Development Authority to reconstruct the Gbaboni Research Station and ensure access by clearing the access road and hiking trail.
Involving Local Populations in the Protection and Safeguarding of All Tropical Zone Species of Fauna and Flora in the Dabola and Dinguiraye Prefectures of Guinea
Involve local communities in conserving six forest sites in Dabola and Dinguiraye Prefectures, Guinea, covering approximately 5,400 hectares. Provide training, technical assistance, and guidance to local communities for monitoring and protection of biodiversity in these forests.
Small Grants for Global Conservation of Amphibian Diversity Within Hotspots
Develop and implement the Amphibian Action Fund aimed at the long-term conservation of amphibian species, and their habitats, within biodiversity hotspots around the globe. This fund will make available small grants of up to $10,000 to be awarded to individuals and groups working within the hotspots on targeted amphibian conservation activities.
The 2005 Smithsonian Environmental Leadership Course: Participation by Samba T. Diallo
Fund participation of Samba T. Diallo, chief of the Industrial Fisheries Department, Republic of Guinea, at the Smithsonian Environmental Leadership Course in September 2005.
The Great Ape Emergency Conservation Fund
Establish a small grants fund to address priority actions identified in the IUCN-SSC Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan: West African Chimpanzees. The fund will also support actions to address emergency situations pertaining to great apes in the Upper Guinean Forest.
Primate and Birds Diversity in the Fazao-Malfacassa National Park, Togo
Undertake primate and bird surveys in the Fazao-Malfacassa National Park. Particular emphasis will be placed on surveying the area for the western chimpanzee and the Roloway guenon. Surveys will be undertaken in collaboration with staff from the Direction de la Faune et de la Chasse based in the park, and the Zoology Department of the Université de Lomé.
Capacity Building of Local Riverine Communities for Biodiversity Conservation of Two Important Bird Areas: the Grande Chutes Forest at Kindia and the Kounoukan Forest at Forécariah (Guinea)
Build capacity for natural resource management among local riverine communities associated with the two forests. Develop and prepare management plans for the two forests, and put the plans into action.
Ensuring Effective and Sustainable Management of the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Sierra Leone, Through the Establishment of the Tiwai Island Administrative Committee Secretariat
Facilitate the establishment of a full time Secretariat to serve as the implementing agency of the Tiwai Island Administrative Committee, the entity that will be responsible for managing the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Sierra Leone. Prepare a business plan for the sanctuary.
Inventory of Butterflies in the Missahoe Classified Forest in Togo, Upper Guinea Forest
In the Foret Classee of Missahoe, Togo, conduct an inventory of butterflies, prepare an ecotourism management plan for the area and sensitize 11 adjacent villages on revenue-generating activities that do not degrade the environment.
Market Research Support to the Africa Environmental News Service
Support the Africa Environmental News Service by advising on planning of market research and development of marketing research tools, conducting the market research exercise and assisting with the development of a business plan.
Engaging the Private Sector in Conservation in Côte d’Ivoire
Involve the private sector in conservation activities through public awareness tools such as a brochure and flyer for decisionmakers in the private sector and through meetings with private sector players.
Africa Environmental News Service: Phase Two – E-commerce Development and Market Research
Develop a business plan for a new environmental news service designed to serve African and global audiences. The project will take place during the second phase of an AENS project to develop the news service.
First African Botanic Gardens Congress
Support participation of African delegates from the Cape Floristic Region, Guinean Forests of West Africa and Madagascar hotspots at the first African Botanic Gardens Conference in November 2002 in Durban, South Africa
Bushmeat Awareness & Sustainable Development in Southeast Liberia Project
Steer impoverished communities in three counties of Liberia away from slash and burn agriculture and hunting of wild animals toward the economic alternative of raising livestock. Activities include raising awareness about the unsustainable bushmeat hunting; surveying local communities to determine acceptable alternatives to bushmeat that could be promoted in a future initiative and ultimately becoming involved in the management of buffer areas near protected areas.
Protected Area Gap Analysis the Upper Guinea Ecosystem Contribution to Regional Workshop on Protected Areas in Western and Central Africa
Prepare background documents on the state of protected areas, gaps, opportunities and challenges for a regional workshop that will bring together protected area managers from West and Central Africa in preparation for the World Parks Congress in 2003.
Regional Workshop on Protected Areas in West and Central Africa.
Bring together protected area managers from West and Central Africa in preparation for the World Parks Congress in 2003. This project includes support for 10 people from five West African countries to attend the workshop.
Preliminary Meeting to Establish Elephant Corridors between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
Participate in a meeting at the Conservation International-Ghana office on the establishment of corridors for elephants between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire and on a strategy to raise funds to conserve key areas.
Echoes of the Rain Forest
Recruit talented local performance artists in eight communities surrounding National Kakum Park to be part of community performance groups who will inform target communities on issues related to biodiversity conservation through the use of music, dance and drama.
Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy People: Linkages Between Biodiversity, Ecosystem Health and Human Health
Cover travel and full participation costs for individuals from the Atlantic Forest, Chocó-Darién-Western Ecuador, Guinean Forests of West Africa, Madagascar, Philippines, and Tropical Andes hotspots to attend the Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy People conference.
Support to Coordination of Biological Monitoring Program at Sapo National Park, South-east Liberia
Upgrade field and data analysis skills of Liberian staff implementing the biomonitoring program; ensure proper data analysis; expand, where possible, the program to new areas and provide training in these areas; and ensure monitoring results are incorporated in the five-year management plan for the park.
Herpetological Survey in the Ghana-Togo Highlands
Undertake a vertebrate field survey in the Ghana-Togo Highlands of the Upper Guinean Forests.
Photographic and Technical Field Support for Survey of the Ghana-Togo Highlands, Volta Region (Ghana)
Produce high-quality photographic images of a vertebrate field survey in the Ghana-Togo Highlands for use in illustrated report about the survey, other publications and the project’s Web site.