RSPB, Environmental Finance Limited, Community Forest Management Bodies, Forestry Development Authority (FDA) - Liberia
Forests, Tropical forest
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Land use change
Species conservation, In situ, Ecosystem conservation, Ecosystem approach, Goods services, Sustainable use, Incentives, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Benefit sharing, Community management
Research training, Training, Participatory, Protected areas, Nbsap
This project will generate evidence that community-managed small loan programmes paired with targeted forest friendly livelihood training can form a sustainable and scalable funding model to empower communities, reduce poverty and conserve vital habitat in Liberia’s Community Forests (CFs). Loan interest will fund Citizen Conservation Teams (CCTs) to protect high conservation value forests. Evidence generated will support the design and establishment of a ?£1 million social-environmental investment fund to capitalise12 CF loan and CCT programmes across the transboundary Gola landscape (Liberia/Sierra Leone).