Building an investment model enabling citizens to protect Liberia’s forests


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Ref: 27-011

Status: Current

Round:
26
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
RSPB, Environmental Finance Limited, Community Forest Management Bodies, Forestry Development Authority (FDA) - Liberia
Start Date:
01-10-20
End Date:
30-09-23
Funding:
£409,994.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Forests, Tropical forest
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Land use change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, In situ, Ecosystem conservation, Ecosystem approach, Goods services, Sustainable use, Incentives, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Benefit sharing, Community management
Specific Tools:
Research training, Training, Participatory, Protected areas, Nbsap
Countries:
Liberia
Conventions:
CBD CITES
Project Summary:
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).


Documents:
Title: 27-011 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00