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Controlling an invasive aquatic plant for improved biodiversity and livelihoods


Ref: 24030
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Paul Kariuki Ndang'ang'a
Lead Institution: Birdlife International
Host Country Institutions: Birdwatch Zambia, CAB International, ZEMA Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Start Date: 2017-07-01
End Date: 2021-03-31
Funding: £299,016.00
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Status: Current
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Zambia
Purpose: Lukanga Swamp, a Zambian Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, is infested with the invasive waterweed Salvinia molesta, leading to impoverished biodiversity and fish stocks. This project will control the weed by introducing Cyrtobagous salviniae, a weevil, thereby improving conditions for waterbirds, other biodiversity and the livelihoods of >2500 fishermen households.
Outputs:


Documents:
Title: 24-030 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 24-030 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]