SWM Programme - Newsletter number 1 - January to March 2019

 

 

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SWM Programme - Newsletter number 1

 

 

The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme is an initiative of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP), and is funded by the European Union under the 11th EDF with co-funding from the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM). A consortium of four partners - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - have developed and are now implementing the SWM Programme.

 

 

The overall objective of the SWM Programme is to contribute to the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as to improve the living conditions and food security of the communities who are dependent on these resources. More specifically, the SWM Programme aims to reconcile the challenges of wildlife conservation with those of food security in a set of key socio-ecosystems (forest, wetland and savannah), promote the sustainable and legal exploitation of resilient animal populations by native rural communities, whilst also increasing and diversifying the sustainable supply of protein to rural and urban populations.

 

 

To this end, the four partners are implementing projects at pilot sites in 12 ACP countries in order to develop and test innovative approaches to wildlife management. In Central Africa, the pilot sites are located in the Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Chad. In this latter country, the SWM Programme operates through the RESSOURCE Project (Strengthening Expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa on Birds and their Rational Use for Communities and the Environment). The aim is to support the sustainable management of waterbirds and their habitat, through specific activities being developed by technical partners, which include CIRAD, the France’s National Agency for Wildlife and Hunting Management (ONCFS), the European institute for the management of wild birds and their habitats (OMPO), Wetlands International Africa (WIA), Birdlife International (BI) and the Tour du Valet Research Institute (TdV).

 

 

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