Setting a best-practice-example for Ethiopia
In collaboration with the local population, ecosystems shall be recorded and restored (e.g. reforestation of natural forests, restoration of catchment areas), secured (e.g. real time monitoring, rangers) and given over to sustainable, participatory community management. At the same time, it is foreseen to create an understanding for the relation of biodiversity and climate change and to contribute to regional development. Therefore, development programmes in the field of skilled crafts and trade, ecotourism, and regional products will be conducted. Furthermore, educational programmes for children and youths as well as energy-saving stoves will be introduced.
The project supports the implementation of Ethiopia's Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy, combines climate and biodiversity conservation with regional development, and shall support the local population to independently ensure the long-term conservation of nature and natural livelihoods.
|Reforestation||At least 500 ha of fragmented/ degraded forest are reforested with native species and forest gaps are closed|
|Watershed management||At least 500 ha of degraded wetland are in the process of restoration; are under sustainable community (management) and partially protected|
|PFM||At least 4,500 ha of forest area are handed over to sustainable forest use/community management; Awareness on forest/ biodiversity/ sustainable forest management and conservation measures is increased in at least 15 PFM communities|
|Biodiversity Monitoring||Threat analysis for selected species/ conservation recommendations exists; Data on the changes in forest cover, carbon stock and selected species are collected on a regular basis and make it possible to reduce interventions in ecosystems and to document changes|
|Women and Biodiversity||Natural ecosystems are valuated through marketing of at least 3 natural products; Alternative income opportunities are established for at least 300 indigenous women|
|Ecotourism||At least 60% of the trainings participants confirm their improved capacities to seize alternative income opportunities in ecotourism|
|Alternative Energy||Energy consumption in at least 2,500 pilot household is reduced by at least 30% through the use of either energy-saving stoves or coffee hulls and similar combustible materials|
|Agrobiodiversity||5 climate-resistant crops are introduced in form of pilot projects and species diversity for food security is increased|
|Rangers||10 rangers are trained and on duty and will act as multiplier and communicator; The awareness of the population in regard to biodiversity/ climate change is increased due to the work of the 10 rangers|
|Enjoy Biodiversity Campaign||~25% (at least 250,000 inhabitants) of the Kafa Zone population could be reached through information events on the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources; At least 150 young people are involved in at least 1 knowledge network as campaigners for biodiversity; At least 1 influential knowledge network of spiritual leaders is established, which preserves and spreads traditional knowledge about the importance of nature/ biodiversity|
Ethiopia is a globally significant biodiversity hotspot and is considered to be one of the world's most species-rich countries. The last remaining highland forests have been identified as particularly valuable key ecosystems. However, they have declined dramatically in size. more →