ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2019
Improving Effectiveness of Protected Areas Globally Using SMART Tool
Protected areas are the cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. It is, however, alarming that only 24% of protected areas have sound management. This is in the wake of a tremendous increase in the demand for wildlife products, as well as an increase in well-financed, organized and connected wildlife crime. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART), leading tool globally for wildlife law enforcement and protected area monitoring, has been effectively used to improve conservation in various protected areas.
Conservationist Kimberly Holbrook Shares on the Value of the ABCG Collaboration
Kimberly Holbrook is Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and manages TNC's activities in the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG). She talks to ABCG about her conservation journey and the importance of collaboration in tackling conservation issues.
How ABCG is Engaging Communities to Integrate Biodiversity with Global Health
'Within the Lobeke National Park in Southeastern Cameroon, malnutrition is a serious health threat visible especially in infants. Adequate biodiversity conservation associated with improved livelihoods for women and availability of quality food for infants, is crucial' explains Olivier Njounan Tegomo, World Wildlife Fund, Cameroon. This video explains the activities that ABCG has been carrying out with the communities living in Lobeke National Park to advance a vision that incorporates health outcomes into biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa