2016 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) works with the people of Africa to ensure that African wildlife and wild lands endure forever. AWF and the Tanzania Forest Services are adopting a landscape conservation approach to secure the Mount Rungwe Ecosystem in southern Tanzania. This approach expands community conservation activities and engagement in the ecosystem and strengthens the conservation and management of three important adjacent protected areas: Mount Rungwe National Reserve, Poroto Ridge Forest Reserve, and Sawaga Forest Reserve. As part of this initiative, AWF is enhancing the long-term financial sustainability of these reserves through the implementation of a tourism master plan, developing ecotourism opportunities around Lake Ngozi, and promoting niche primate tourism to see the critically endangered Kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji, a new genus of primate identified only in 2005.
2013 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) works with the people of Africa to ensure conservation of the wildlife and wild lands of Africa. AWF will work with agricultural enterprises and small-scale farmers to integrate conservation considerations into everyday practices, with the understanding and incentive that this is an investment in their agricultural productivity and quality that will be reflected in higher prices and sustainable yields over time. Project staff will develop a monitoring framework to measure the impact of these actions on conservation and create a land use plan with local communities to further safeguard ecological processes in the project area.
2008 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
To strengthen capacity for tourism management and human-wildlife conflict resolution in the Virunga Bwindi region of the Albertine Rift (over three years).
2008 • 1 year, 8 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development
To assess the vulnerability of mountain gorillas and their habitat to impacts of climate change in the Albertine Rift region (over 18 months).
2005 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
To strengthen long-term management capacity for conservation and to provide short-term emergency support in the Virunga-Bwindi transboundary region of the Albertine Rift (over three years).
2003 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development
In support of ecotourism enterprise development and capacity building for biodiversity conservation in the Virunga/Bwindi area of the Albertine Rift hotspot.
2003 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
In support of an emergency fund established to assist the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national park authority in two key protected areas of the Albertine Rift (over two years).
2002 • 2 years, 11 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development
To support biodiversity conservation in the Virunga-Bwindi area of the Albertine Rift Hotspot (over three years).
2000 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development
To support participation in the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group.
1999 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development
To support capacity-building programs (over three years).