In addition, the pre-project led to a network of municipalities, communities, indigenous groups, civil society organizations and the private sector to develop social processes focused on climate change adaptation and sustainable development for the alleviation of poverty through forest activities.A good example of this is the establishment of a committee for the Las Violetas micro-watershed, within the Xacbal watershed area.
Currently these forest areas are subject to severe degradation that threatens the entire ecosystem of Ramsar sites and therefore the livelihoods of local people.
This project intends to sustainably manage sacred forests within Ramsar sites 10 in Benin through the sustainable management of 40 sacred forests within these sites.
It will contribute to achieve the building capacity of stakeholders and improving the living conditions of local communities.
The project stems from the implementation of Pre-Project PPD 165/12 Rev.1 (F) titled “Study for the Rehabilitation and Sustainable Management of Sacred Forests on Ramsar Sites 10 in Benin”.
Expected project outputs are as follows: (i) improved use of the resources of 40 sacred forests within RAMSAR Sites 10, (ii) the levels of income derived from sacred forests have been raised by 25% through the development of income generating activities and (iii) Forty (40) sacred forests have been integrated in the System of Municipal Protected Areas.
This project proposal aims to implement a monitoring and control system to prevent illegal logging in Mozambique.
The objective of this committee is to manage projects for the protection and sustainable use of natural resources with a focus on climate change.
The project “Building a participatory and inclusive sustainable forest management process for the reduction of deforestation and forest degradation in the Ixil forest areas of the Municipality of Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala” has been developed using a participatory approach on the basis of the information generated and the social coordination of stakeholders achieved through the pre-project.
However, these forests are threatened by new pressures from population growth and, more recently, from agro-industrial development.