Maximising Conservation and Community Benefits from Plants of Mount Mulanje


Malawi
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative

Ref: 26-017

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
TRAFFIC International, Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust, Forestry Research Institute Malawi (FRIM), Department of Forestry, Malawi, Environmental Affairs Department, Malawi, Union of Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£338,252.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Dry lands
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation
Broad Approches:
Gender, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Sustainable use, Goods services, In situ
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Ecosystem services, Tourism, Participatory
Countries:
Malawi
Conventions:
CBD CITES
Project Summary:
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.


Documents:
Title: 26-017 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-017 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-017 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: 26-017 App (edited)
Download: Log Frame [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00