Eastern Afromontane hotspot news
Forest of Hope Association, CEPF grantee in Rwanda, addresses the negative impacts of mining at the Gishwati forest KBA
This is the story of Ruhondeza, the legendary gorilla that lives on in the hearts and minds of the community at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, an Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area in Uganda.
The Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association is working with communities at Rugezi Marsh KBA to protect the Grey Crowned Cranes at this wetland. This has lead to a 42% increase in numbers of Cranes, from 94 in 2018 to 134 in 2019!
The “Bwindi Batwa Forest Experience” is an ecotourism venture at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, an Eastern Afromontane KBA in Uganda.
CEPF grantee the International Crane Foundation supports Rwandan famers with fodder for their cattle, in order to protect Rugezi Marsh Key Biodiversity Area.
Some time ago, we posted an article about Nature Tanzania's efforts to protect the Critically Endangered Long-billed Forest Warbler in the East Usambara Mountains, an Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area in Tanzania. Here are a few pictures that tell this story even better.
The Africa Wildlife Foundation, funded by CEPF, is working with local land-owners next to Murchison Falls National Park to establish a community conservancy. The conservancy is patrolled by volunteer scouts, who ensure that people and animals don't get too much in each other's way...
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) / Nyungwe National Park management, and with funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has carried out the first camera trap study of Cyamudongo Forest KBA to explore its biodiversity.
Five ways to apply 'gender considerations' to conservation projects, tried and tested in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot...
Nature Tanzania (BirdLife Partner in Tanzania) is working with local communities from Mbomole and Shebomeza villages in Tanzania to remove an invasive tree species Maesopsis eminii, and plant indigenous tree species suitable for the survival of the Long-billed Forest Warbler.
A team of experts from BirdWatch Zambia (BirdLife in Zambia) climbed the Mafinga Hills KBA in Zambia. They found out that it was the highest point of the country. They also found some amazing biodiversity.
A wonderful new book, supported by CEPF through a small grant facilitated by BirdLife International, was launched in Tanzania. It highlighs the value of biodiversity of Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, part of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.