Biodiversity conservation in ancient church and monastery yards in Ethiopia
Dr Zewge Teklehaimanot
Host Country Institutions:
Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Research, Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society
To promote sustainable development in Ethiopia through participatory conservation of the biodiversity of the forests preserved on sacred lands and their establishment as a resource of value to alleviate local poverty and for the nation as a whole.
1. Key NGO/government institutions strengthened — 6 Ethiopian staff trained in each of:1.1 participatory species identification & assessment,1.2 participatory rural appraisal for biodiversity,1.3 ex-situ conservation,1.4 in-situ conservation;2. Management plans for habitats, species and sites;3. Field-guide on biodiversityidentification/appraisal;4. Three peer-rev. papers;5. NGO-Gov-Church-community networks strengthened;6. Wider Ethiopian public informed via media;7. Ex-situ conservation centre established.