Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions

Poverty particularly among forest communities in Africa is a serious concern. This group contributes baseline information and indigenous knowledge on the contribution of forests to livelihood of local communities and national economies.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:10

The problem of Prosopis frees as invasive weeds is a widespread issue in Kenya. This policy brief is of interest to many individuals and organisations especially those making decisions concerning land use directly or the use of resources front the land.

Fri, 10/29/2010 - 10:11

Participatory forestry re search and management in Kwale was initiated in 2001/2001. It was started with a baseline socio-biophysical data collection about the forest re sources and the communities adjacent to the three forests i.e. Mrima, Dzombo and Marenje (Wairungu et. al.

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 18:48

Deforestation has become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation, rural
livelihoods and wealth creation, particularly in the tropics. On average, the global rate of
deforestation has been estimated at 14.6 million hectares yr-1 over the past decade. In

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 14:19

Goal
 

To increase the benefits that local communities derive from forest resources and thereby enhance their contribution to sustainable forest management
 

Publications

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:27

Promoting the consumption of forest plant foods is a sustainable way of ensuring good nutrition and food  security.  This study  assessed  traditional  knowledge  on  and  use  of  forest  plant  foods  in  three administrative districts of Ghana and evaluated their potentials for domestication and processing. A total  of  606  households  were  randomly  selected  and  interviewed  using  enumerator-administered questionnaires.

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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:17

This report entitled "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities" presents the outcomes of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP. The report reflects the importance of integrated action towards ensuring access to water for all and sustaining life on land. The provision of clean water is the most basic ecosystem service necessary for life on earth.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51

In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process. The contribution of forest ecosystems to national income is seen as a vital element of the case for forest conservation in Ethiopia. Prior to this study, no full assessment of the income derived from forest-derived goods and services had been. By assessing the full contribution of forests to market and non-market income, a more complete picture of their economic importance emerged.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:46

This publication analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures  for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17

Ce document définit la dynamique forestière en Côte d'Ivoire par télédétection concernant trois années pivot (1986, 2000, 2015) en Côte d'Ivoire. Les résultats de cette étude montrent que la couverture forestière a fortement régressé de 1986 à 2015 (7 850 864 ha en 1986, 5 095 452 ha en 2000 et 3 401 146 ha en 2015). Les taux annuels de déforestation sont de 3,04 % sur la première période et de 2,66% sur la seconde période. Les forêts de la Côte d'Ivoire ont ainsi presque disparues en dehors du Parc National de Tai et la réserve de N'zo.