Degradation of highland forest landscapes of South Ethiopia is a serious threat to livelihoods and biodiversity. NABU is engaged with the goal of preserving the forests of Bench-Sheko, Kafa & Sheka as carbon sinks and long-term ecosystem service suppliers. more →
Sustainable Regional Development
NABU is comitted to promoting sustainable regional development worldwide. Our international projects always include income generating activities, comprehensively addressing all three dimensions of sustainability by balancing economy, ecology and social equality. Our activities include ecological agriculture, climate-resilient crops, regional product brands, value additions or community-based eco-tourism solutions.
Poverty is a factor often overlooked in sustainable regional development. At NABU, we know that poverty results from decreasing ecosystem services thereby perpetuating resource exploitation and creating even more poverty. We therefore actively promote sustainable regional development which benefits the people of today, without endangering their and future generations’ survival.
Nationally and internationally NABU critically accompanies political decision making e.g. by pushing for global sustainable development—as envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals.
what we do
Kafa Biosphere Reserve is challenged by the lack of sustainable employment and innovation for green development and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The consortium aims at structuring the up to now non-commercialised garden coffee value chain. more →
The largest lake in Ethiopia, Lake Tana, is a source of life for 4 million people in the region. Over the course of the last decade, however, the consequences of increased industrialization and development have been posing a threat to this vital water supply. more →
The protected area Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar suffers from degradation of its coastal ecosystems. NABU and ASITY Madagascar joined forces supporting communities for restoring ecosystems, improving livelihoods and responding to the impacts of climate change. more →
NABU realises its project „Sustainable Yak husbandry in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan Mountains” as part of the Federal Environment Ministry's Advisory Assistance Programme in Middle and Eastern Europe states, Caucasus and Central Asia. more →
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 →
In 2015, NABU launched the project “Sustainable Forest and Wetland Management at Mahavavy-Kinkony” to save the protected area in Western Madagascar, together with its BirdLife partner ASITY Madagascar. more →