Ethiopia's wild coffee forests
Project area - Kafa Biosphere Reserve
The range of altitudes creates a transition of flora: At the highest altitudes, a complex vegetation structure of evergreen mountain forests and grasslands is dominant, while further down the mountain slopes, the Afromontane moist evergreen broadleaf forest or cloud forest is home to many animal and plant species, such as the wild Coffea arabica.
+++ NABU’s Follow-up Biodiversity Assessment +++
From 30 July to 13 August 2019 NABU hosted the second biodiversity assessment at the Kafa Biosphere Reserve (BR) as follow-up to a first one held in 2014. A team of nine international experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Kenya and the Netherlands, 16 Ethiopian experts from partnering institutions and science as well as 10 NABU rangers and nine NABU team members conducted intensive field work on amphibians, birds, dragonflies and damselflies, fungi and small- and medium-sized mammals.
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 →
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