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Maximising Conservation and Community Benefits from Plants of Mount Mulanje


Ref: 26017
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Ms Kirsty Shaw
Lead Institution: BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International, TRAFFIC International
Host Country Institutions: Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust, Forestry Research Institute Malawi (FRIM), Department of Forestry, Malawi, Environmental Affairs Department, Malawi, Union of Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)
Start Date: 2019-04-01
End Date: 2022-03-31
Funding: £338,252.00
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Status: Current
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Malawi
Purpose: This project will use a conservation-commerce model to expand opportunities for local communities in Malawi to benefit from the Mulanje Cedar. Darwin project 23-026 successfully created a local and national market for Mulanje Cedar seedlings, improving the income of >600 local people. The new project will expand opportunities for community benefits from cedar seedlings by improving cedar restoration protocols and establishing cedar essence enterprises, based on a precedent developed by The Body Shop in South Africa for a closely related species. The conservation-commerce model developed for Mulanje Cedar will be applied to other over-exploited species, maximising conservation and community benefits.
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Documents:
Title: 26-017 App (edited)
Download: Log Frame [pdf]