Archive for: Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

This paper builds the evidence base for how implementers have integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation to date in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and documents lessons learned from projects that take a more holistic approach to conservation and development. After an extensive review of existing projects that integrate freshwater conservation and WASH appraoches, the report summarizes four projects that provide good models for future efforts in SSA. These projects are: The Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Water Resource Management (RANON’ALA) Project in Madagascar; Pangani Basin Environmental Flow Assessment in Tanzania; Working for Wetlands in South Africa; and the Sustainable Fisheries (Ba-Nafaa) Project in The Gambia and Senegal. The report also provides lessons learned from the review, as well as an analysis of opportunities and challenges with implementing integrated health and conservation projects.

Year: 2012

Source: Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group | Conservation International

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Produced by World Wildlife Fund and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, this manual aims to raise awareness of the links between HIV/AIDS and the environment, and provide guidance to conservation organizations on actions they can take to reduce the impacts on their organizations, the local communities they partner with, and the environment. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is having serious impacts on biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In light of these impacts, this manual is designed to help conservation organizations plan and take action to protect staff, the communities in which they work, and the natural resources and biodiversity they aim to conserve. Suggested interventions include workplace actions, training strategies, community actions and scaling up responses among the broader conservation community.

Year: 2013

Source: World Wildlife Fund | Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

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This comprehensive literature review documents best practices for integrating nutrition and food security interventions into existing Population, Health and Environment (PHE) projects and presents recommendations for incorporating cross-sector indicators. ABCG, through its thematic working group, Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation, provides methodological guidance to advance a vision that incorporates health outcomes into biodiversity conservation and sustainable development by employing PHE guidelines to identify and develop synergies between critical ecosystem services, and human health and well-being.

Year: 2017

Source: Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

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