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Ethiopie (2019)

Identification and Prioritization of Deforestation Drivers of the Remnant Northern Ethiopian Desa’a Forest for Developing its Future Conservation Actions

Daniel Hagos Berhe

Titre : Identification and Prioritization of Deforestation Drivers of the Remnant Northern Ethiopian Desa’a Forest for Developing its Future Conservation Actions

Pays : Ethiopie
Zone d’intervention : Desa’a Dry Afromontane Forest

Date : 5 Mar 2019

Bénéficiaire : Daniel Hagos Berhe

Contexte  : The Desa’a forest is one of the key remnant dry Afromontane biodiversity hot spots of Eastern Africa (Aynekulu et al., 2009). Even though Desa’a is a protected forest, it is now severely deforested due to different factors. This continuous deforestation was not only losing its coverage but also its biodiversity, for example ; its native Olea europaea tree is now heading to extinction (Hadgu et al., 2013). For rehabilitating the forest, some conservation programs were implemented. For example, it was tried to rehabilitate it through soil and water conservation activities. However, this was not successful due to lack of full participation of stakeholders. In addition, our current observation and discussion with stakeholders confirmed that deforestation is still continuing in the forest.

Description
This project is developed based on these facts for ensuring rehabilitation and conservation of the forest by involving all relevant stakeholders with following specific objectives : 1. Identification and prioritization of deforestation drivers of the Desa’a forest 2. Prioritization conservation interventions for rehabilitating the degraded Desa’a forest 3. To assess and observe deforestation drivers inside of Desa’a forest using field survey 4. Developing a long and short term conservation action plan for conservation of the relic Desa’a forest 5. Train local stakeholders for raising their awareness on deforestation drivers of Desa’a forest and its future conservation interventions 6. Share project results with local, regional and global stakeholders through different methods for raising their awareness on conservation of the forest

The Rufford Foundation

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