Transition 18,300 hectares of open access land into land formally protected as the Ntakata Village Land Forest Reserve. Community members from three surrounding villages will directly benefit from employment opportunities. Fauna and Flora International will also work to strengthen the Tongwe Trust to continue its efforts into the future. This grant complements a grant to the Frankfurt Zoological Society to work in the Greater Mahale Landscape along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.
Strategic Direction:2 Improve the protection and management of the KBA network throughout the hotspot.