Eastern Afromontane hotspot news
This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
This sixth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how cultural barriers prevented women from taking leadership roles in community conservancies in Northern Kenya. But even culture can change.
This fifth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how economic development of women at the Echuya Forest Reserve in Uganda, reduces pressures on the forest - and stress in their homes.
This fourth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a nine-month project shook the decision-making fora related to conservation of the Kikuyu Escarpment forest IBA in Kenya: nobody can 'forget' the women anymore!
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot funds training programmes that help grassroot organisations become better fundraisers. With success.
This third article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a more equitable sharing of ecotourism revenues between men and women would benefit conservation and sustainable development at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
This second article in the series about 'women in conservation' shows how Maasai women in the Loita Hills (South Nguruman Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area, Kenya) are eager to protect their forest - if only the men would allow it.
Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...
In the mid-August 2014 MELCA-Ethiopia in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology and Jimma University organized a stakeholders meeting at Jimma University.
The Promise of Sydney takes shape with more than 6000 participants attending the World Parks Congress. More than 50 BirdLife delegates from 26 countries pledged to put their considerable IBA network data at the disposal of conservationists worldwide.
Both stories by Lorna Tulyahawa, KIWOCEDU
The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (EACF) are currently understood to host over 750 globally threatened species of plants and animals, more than double the 333 species listed in an assessment undertaken in 2003.