ID 77278
Submitting Entity UNEP
Main Information
Title The Dryland Livestock Wildlife Environment Interface Project in Kenya and Burkina Faso
Description The co-existence of livestock and wildlife in the savanna landscapes of Kenya and Burkina Faso is threatened by over-exploitation of natural resources due to increasing human populations and weakening of traditional institutions that control and regulate access to grazing resources and protection of wildlife. Loss of biological diversity in agro-ecosystem is also resulting in the loss of the cultural diversity of traditional communities and increased vulnerability to poverty and natural resource based conflicts. DLWEIP addresses the complex problem of sustaining mixed production systems in Sub Sahara Savannah agro-ecosystems that are undergoing rapid changes due to modernization of agriculture and other emerging land use practices such as new approaches to natural resources conservation under community management.The prject seeks to minimize biodiversity loss and land degradation, while improving community livelihood through the sustainable management of wildlife and livestock resources. It enhances local awareness of the best sustainable land use management and promotes land rehabilitation as an income generating activity thereby providing the economic incentives that encourage households to adopt suggested alternative livelihoods.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-gef-livestock-en.pdf
Additional Information
Countries Burkina Faso
Ecosystems Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Environmental awareness