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Establishing Honey as a Viable Alternative Livelihood Across the Northern Lake Nyasa Mountain Complex, Tanzania
Grantee Name: 
Wildlife Conservation Society
HOTSPOT
Eastern Afromontane
AMOUNT
US$149,855
DATES
Nov 2013
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Oct 2016
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Eastern Afromontane
AMOUNT
US$149,855
DATES
Nov 2013
-
Oct 2016

Promote the active engagement of communities in eastern Tanzania within the catchment to Northern Lake Nyasa by creating a long-term and sustainable benefit to local natural resource user groups, specifically through the creation and promotion of the Southern Highlands Honey Cooperative. Cooperative members conduct beekeeping in villages adjacent to the Livingstone, Rungwe and Proto Ridge key biodiversity areas (KBAs). In exchange for the support that members receive as part of the cooperative, they personally promise to no longer engage in illegal hunting or harvesting within the KBAs and to serve as local environmental leaders in their villages.

Strategic Direction: 1 Mainstream biodiversity into wider development policies, plans and projects to deliver the co-benefits of biodiversity conservation, improved local livelihoods and economic development in priority corridors.