A Biodiversity Conservation Training Programme for the Yaboti Biosphere Reserve
Professor Ghillean Prance
Eden Project - Bodelva
Host Country Institutions:
MoEM(MINEC) - Argentina, Guarani community, Faculty of Forest Sciences, University of Misiones, Instituto Botanico Darwinion, Fundacion Vida Silvestre, CEIBA Ecological Investigation Laboratory Las Yungas, National University of Tucman, UNDP - YBR project
A strategic sector of the threatened Atlantic Forest protected through a permanent programme of resesarch, training, fieldwork, management plan and Guarani empowerment in the Yaboti Biosphere Reserve (YBR)
Institutional framework agreement between staff members and MINEC. Funding arrangements agreed. Equipping of the field station. Inventory of plant species and FacFor herbarium improvement. Accumulated data made available on the internet through IRIS database. Ethnobotanical studies with Guarani people, integrated to qualified rolse, livelihood improvement. Techniques of restoration and bamboo control produced. Biodiversity assessment and monitoring programme in place. Education, training and wide reaching dissemination of information. Including four courses taught in Argentina and four FacFor staff travel to Kew and Eden Project. Management plan for YBR produced. Exhibit produced at the Eden Project.
Related Projects: Institutional, botanical and ethnobotanical support for Reserva Biosfera Yaboti