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Mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Guidance from African experience 2012-17

This guide is aimed at people who are involved in national or sectoral development planning who want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development and make sure that opportunities and risks are no longer ignored by development policy, plans and budgets. It may also be useful for those who are developing or revising an NBSAP and want to check it supports poverty reduction and social inclusion.

The guidance aims to:

Developing Namibia’s Capacity And Concession System To Secure Sustainable Financing For Protected Areaseveloping Namibia's Capacity And Concession System To Secure Sustainable Financing For Protected Areas

The UNDP supported GEF financed project “Strengthening the Protected Area Network” (SPAN; from 2005-2012) used a number of strategies to secure sustainable financing for Namibia’s protected areas (PAs). The project undertook and successfully used a comprehensive economic analysis of the PA system to make the business case for increased investment in PAs. In addition it developed a concession management system compatible with the Government of the Republic of Namibia’s conservation and development objectives, significantly increasing the budget available for park management.

The « Emerging Parks » Dynamics: When Parks And Cities Become Partners

During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:

Mainstreaming Biodiversity And Wetland Rehabilitation Into The South African Wine Industry

South Africa’s Cape Floral Region (CFR) is one of the world’s great centres of terrestrial biodiversity. It is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora, while covering less than 0.5% of the continent’s area. The wetlands in this sensitive area face particular threats, including from development and agriculture, as the region is also home to farms growing around 95% of South Africa’s wine. On-farm conservation measures are therefore vital to protect the outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the biodiversity of the CFR.

La Cogestion

Pour assurer le bon déroulement du domaine de Cogestion en collaboration avec les communautés riveraines des aires protégées ou AP. Les communautés locales participes avec les gestionnaires des aires protégées aux activités comme le patrouille des AP, lutte contre les feux... Le système de Cogestion est un type collaborative en création des Comités Locales du Parc ou CLP. Les CLP pratiques des GPS lors de l'activité de patrouille. Le GPS Data logger est une nouvelle technologie utilisée au niveau des aires protégées.

Zambia Draft Nbsap For Review

This if the first draft National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan submitted for review by Zambia. The country is a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity and prepared its first NBSAP in 1999, which may be accessed on the CBD website.

A Biodiversity Expenditure Review Using the BIOFIN Methodology: Namibia

This study adopts the BIOFIN methodology to estimate expenditure on biodiversity-related activities in Namibia between 2007/08 and 2012/13, and projects this forward to 2020/21 under a 'business as usual' scenario.

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Malawi's Biodiversity Strategy And Action Plan

Draft National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Malawi's Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan II has been developed in line with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II and the Global Strategy for Biodiversity as well as the Aichi targets. The Action plan will be implemented over a period of 10 years from 2015 to 2025.

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