Map of Case Studies on Biodiversity and Local Livelihoods

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Amani Nature Reserve
United Republic of Tanzania
The East Usambara rain forests are one of the most valuable conservation areas in Africa and one of the world's great biodiversity hot spots. However, the slopes of these mountains receive high amounts of rainfall and are attractive places to farm. As the human population in these mountains has grown, the forests have been cleared to make way for tea estates and small farms. Unfortunately, the local farming practices are often unsustainable and .... More »
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Asociación de Artesnas de Arbolsol y Huaca de Barro del Distrito de Mórrope
Peru
Founded by local women in 2003, the Artesanas Association of Arbolsol and Huaca de Barro of the Mórrope District works to recover traditional methods of cotton production that are environmentally responsible and create positive socio-economic change in the region.

The association oversees the planting and harvesting of native cotton varieties using only pesticides from natural sources. In addition to cotton production, the association has been
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Asociación de Mujeres de Isabela “Pescado Azul”
Ecuador
This women's cooperative on the island of Isabela in the Galápagos Islands is providing jobs for unemployed women and sustainable economic alternatives for fishermen. This small-scale business is decreasing pressure on an already overexploited fishery by focusing on added value rather than scale in its production of smoked fish.

Fishermen in the region have traditionally relied on declining coastal sea cucumber, lobster, and shark populations
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Asociación de Productores Indígenas y Campesinos de Riosucio Caldas (ASPROINCA)
Colombia
Based in the northern Caldas region of Colombia, Asociación de Productores Indígenas y Campesinos de Riosucio Caldas (ASPROINCA) is a community-based organization that works with close to 400 indigenous farming families to diversify their agricultural production in an environmentally responsible manner.

A key objective of the association is breaking local dependence on coffee production. The association works with local farmers to: increase
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Associação Comunitária Nova Experiência Marítima da Cruzinha da Garça
Cape Verde
Cruzinha da Garça is considered one of the most important nesting grounds for the sea turtle in Cape Verde. Associação Comunitária Nova Experiência Marítima da Cruzinha da Garça seeks alternative forms of local marine resource use that allow for conservation of the endangered sea turtle. The project is included in INDP, a regional initiative for the involvement of fishing communities in the conservation of marine turtles and their habitat. .... More »
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Associação dos Pequenos Agrossilvicultores do Projeto Reca
Brazil
This agro-forestry project facilitates a variety of initiatives focused on supporting both family and commercial level production. Associação dos Pequenos Agrossilvicultores do Projeto Reca (RECA) recognizes the importance of respecting and adapting to the uniqueness of each community's culture and depth of local knowledge. The organization's philosophy helps build upon community strengths and harness their knowledge through organized groups .... More »
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Association ADIDY Maitso
Madagascar
Association ADIDY Maitso was established in 2005 with the aim of protecting the natural resources of the Ankeniheny Zahamena forest corridor along the east coast of Madagascar. The association's main objectives include managing and restoring a forest corridor containing 80 percent of the planet's diversified species, educating the local community on the economic benefits of biodiversity conservation, and providing training to local farmers and .... More »
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Atlantic Sea Turtle Conservation
Benin
Included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, sea turtles are endangered and risk extinction throughout the world. In Benin, despite the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the signing of the Abidjan Memorandum of Understanding, sea turtles are victims of daily and diverse threats on all of the beaches of the 125 km Benin's coastline. Threats to the sea turtle in Benin include: local .... More »
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