Réseau de Développement de Réserves naturelles Communautaires (REDERC, Community Nature Reserve Development Network)

May 29, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Réseau de Développement de Réserves naturelles Communautaires (REDERC, Community Nature Reserve Development Network)

The Réseau de Développement de Réserves naturelles Communautaires (REDERC, Community Nature Reserve Development Network) originated in the community of Papatia, which established the Botanical Garden of Papatia in response to rapid depletion of local natural resources. The organization unites traditional healers, beekeepers, farmers, women's groups, and students, from different ethnic groups, to protect the region's biodiversity and natural resources as the basis of sustainable development. Activities focus on creating community and school protected area, over 20 of which have been established to date. Additionally, the network provides environmental education, and documentation and commercialisation strategies for traditional medicines and related knowledge. The network has developed new, sustainable sources of income including ecotourism, apiculture, and sale of local plants and herbs. A literary and professional learning centre for girls serves as a model for other initiatives by the village.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2010

Founded: 2008

Location: Atakora department, Benin

Beneficiaries: 20,000 local residents

Biodiversity: Pendjari National Park

 

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Contact Information

M. Gnanando SAIDOU
REDERC ONG (Réseau de Développement de Réserves naturelles Communautaires)
Boîte postale 430
Village de Papatia
NATITINGOU
Département de l’ATACORA, Benin
Tel: 00229 97 53 16 70
gnanando@yahoo.fr

Dr. Julia Krohmer
Tel: 49-69-754 21 837
jkrohmer@senckenberg.de

 

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