Linking food security and forest conservation under REDD+


Sierra Leone
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Ref: 26-004

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Gola Rainforest National Park - GRNP, Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, National Protected Areas Authority, Malema communities
Start Date:
01-05-19
End Date:
31-10-22
Funding:
£347,758.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Forests, Tropical forest
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Sustainable use, Goods services
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Protected areas, Impact assessment, Cepa
Countries:
Sierra Leone
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
This project will identify the most important Community Forests for biodiversity around the Gola Rainforest National Park and empower communities to protect them through tailored training to increase food security, linking it with zero-deforestation in High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. The Gola REDD+ project protects Gola Rainforest National Park by helping forest-edge people sustainably increase crop yield, keeping annual deforestation of their community forests to under 2.5%. However any deforestation risks losing High Conservation Value community forest, which provides habitat for globally-threatened species and connects the Gola Rainforest National Park with protected Liberian forest. This project will identify the most important Community Forests for biodiversity and empower communities to protect them.


Documents:
Title: 26-004 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-004 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-004 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00