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Maiden conservation club members in comprehensive secondary school. This school is the project model school.
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Ukpom-Okom Community Mangrove Restoration and Tree Planting Project, Nigeria
Grantee Name: 
Society for Women and Vulnerable Groups Empowerment
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$24,630
DATES
Jun 2017
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May 2019
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$24,630
DATES
Jun 2017
-
May 2019

Restore mangrove vegetation and improve habitat for coastal species, in the process, protecting and sustaining an important source of food for coastal communities, through reforestation and forest management activities. It will create alternative sources of income for the local population such as bee and snail farming. The main objective is to restore 10 hectares of degraded mangrove area and protect an estimated 50 hectares stretch of intact community mangrove reserve.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to engage in sustainable management of 40 priority sites and consolidate ecological connectivity at the landscape scale