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Programme Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (Mauritanie)


Titre : Programme Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (Mauritanie)

Pays : Mauritanie

Durée : 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017

In Mauritania, high population pressure and poor management are leading in many instances to massive over-utilisation and degradation of the forest and pasture ecosystems and their natural resources, particularly in the south of the country. The marine and coastal biodiversity is also being threatened by increasingly intensive fishing and offshore oil and gas exploitation by industry. Such over-utilisation is causing a shortage of vital resources and is having a detrimental effect on food security and ecosystem services. The situation is exacerbated by the negative impact of climate change. The Mauritanian Government has recognised the importance of managing natural resources in a sustainable manner. However, in spite of adopting some useful approaches, the Ministry of the Environment and key stakeholders in national parks and municipalities are not yet in a position to effectively ensure that resources are used considerately.

Description _ The project is being implemented nationwide. Pilot activities are taking place in the regions of Guidimakha, Hodh El Garbi and Gorgol in the south and in the Banc d’Arguin and Diawling coastal national parks.
The project is involved in three key areas :
1. Policy advice and technical and organisational consultancy are being provided to improve the effectiveness of the Ministry of the Environment. For example, the Ministry is receiving help to develop formal procedures, refine the legal framework and implement international environmental conventions.
2. Preservation of the marine and coastal biodiversity is being supported by making biodiversity management more professional and safeguarding the financial security of a selection of protected marine and coastal areas. In cooperation with international nature conservation organisations, the project is supporting a programme designed to preserve biodiversity in the oil and gas sector. Moreover, the project is helping to set up an inter-sectoral commission to preserve marine and coastal biodiversity.
3. The decentralised management of natural resources in the agricultural, woodland and pasture areas in the south of the country is being strengthened. Direct support for user associations is therefore being scaled back and skills are being increasingly transferred to the ministries and municipalities. Sustainable, decentralised resource management is being rolled out and incorporated into training modules offered by an educational establishment and programmes run by other donors.

Objectif : Sustainable management of the ecosystems and their natural resources is improved.

Partenaire du projet : Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Financement : 10 370 000 Euro

Présentation : GIZ

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