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2015

The Gorongosa Project

Afrique Australe

Titre : The Gorongosa Project

Region : Southern Africa
Localisation : Gorongosa National Park and buffer zone, Sofala Province

Durée : February 2015 to February 2020

Objectifs : • Effective enforcement of conservation laws and regulations ; • Improved application of scientific knowledge in planning and management ; • Increased local support for GNP conservation ; • Enhanced resilience of buffer zone household economies ; • Increased adolescent girls’ access to education services and support.

Descriptif
The Integrated Gorongosa and Buffer Zone Program (IGBZ) is a Global Development Alliance with the Gorongosa Project that aims to strengthen environmental governance, reduce threats to the park’s biodiversity, and improve livelihood opportunities for buffer zone communities. This long-term partnership has committed to creating a conservation culture that extends beyond just teaching people about the importance of biodiversity conservation, and recognizes that we must also address their immediate health, education, and food needs if we are to reduce threats to the park. To achieve this, the IGBZ is working with local communities, government and international partners to enhance the application of science in conservation planning and management, increase the resilience of buffer zone households, and strengthen enforcement of conservation laws and park regulations. The IGBZ takes a systemsbased approach that includes activities in biodiversity conservation, education, food security, health and nutrition to support the overall prosperity of approximately 175,000 people living in the surrounding area. Impacts
• Biodiversity conservation - 260 park rangers (249 men and 11 women) trained, resulting in increased law enforcement capacity and a 72% decrease in wildlife poaching incidents ; • Education - 34 Gorongosa Girls’ Clubs created, resulting in improved academic skills and school retention for 1,300 girls in three districts ; • Food Security -11,000 farmers trained in new farming practices, resulting in improved crop yields and increased nutritional status for buffer zone communities ; • Health - 630 local health professionals trained in nutrition, maternal, neonatal, and child health, resulting in 8,100 children vaccinated, 1,700 malaria cases treated, 2,400 anti-malaria bed nets distributed, and over 30,000 childrenunder-5 nutritional interventions conducted.

Mise en œuvre : Gorongosa Project (GP)
Budget  : $ 11.4 million

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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