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Upgrade Biodiversity Importance Status of Zomba Mountains Key Biodiversity Area in Malawi
Grantee Name: 
National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens
HOTSPOT
Eastern Afromontane
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$20,000
DATES
Jul 2016
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Jun 2017
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Eastern Afromontane
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$20,000
DATES
Jul 2016
-
Jun 2017

Validate the occurrence of all literature-listed globally threatened (i.e., Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) and endemic species of flora and fauna in Malawi’s Zomba Mountains Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) by carrying out targeted surveys for those species. The project will update the current biological priority status of the KBA from 4 to either 2 or 1; assess key threats to the ecosystem and threatened species found there; and recommend an improved and effective management and monitoring plan.

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