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Sheka Forest Biosphere Reserve: Strengthening the Management System and Working with Nearby Communities on Bio-Cultural Learning and Livelihoods Development
Grantee Name: 
MELCA
HOTSPOT
Eastern Afromontane
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$117,229
DATES
Jun 2013
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Nov 2014
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Eastern Afromontane
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$117,229
DATES
Jun 2013
-
Nov 2014

Support local community and local leaders to enforce the approved land use plan for the Sheka Forest Biosphere Reserve, and to develop economic activities compatible with the long-term conservation of the forest, such as beekeeping, spice gardens or sustainable animal husbandry. Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA) has worked in the Sheka Forest area since 2005, supporting local communities in the establishment of a Man and Biosphere Reserve that was approved by the Ethiopian government and endorsed by UNESCO in 2012.

Strategic Direction: 2 Improve the protection and management of the KBA network throughout the hotspot.