Awareness & mitigation action against biodiversity loss and climate change

June 15, 2017

Nigeria Placeholder
Nigeria

Awareness & mitigation action against biodiversity loss and climate change

About the Implementing organization

Name: Somdal village

Country: Nigeria

Year of establishment: 1995

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization / Legally recognized non-profit status / Indigenous group or organization

Description

Recognition of importance of fight against biodiversity loss and action against climate change by voluntary replication of backyard conservatory, tree planting, preservation of economic trees, selective harvesting of herbs, participation in discussion sessions on conservation and negative effect on climate change on the community. all this action are voluntary and community driven by stakeholders.

Nature Element

Forests

Type of Action

Protection / Restoration / Sustainable use / Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

  

Environmental Impacts

Reduced indiscriminate tree felling by 60% and increased tree planting by 40%, increased conservation awareness and climate change mitigation by 50%. Selective harvesting of herbs and plants for medicinal purpose also doubled among the community. Over 100,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries of horticultural training can now use modern methods of plant propagation and this went a long way in the replication of backyard conservatories.

Sustainable Development Impacts

increased conservation of natural resources, reduced vegetation cover removal, increased consciousness of effect of man's action on the environment, and contribution to climate change.

Scalability

again expansion of these action to national level will increase conservation efforts and massively increase the biodiversity conservation in Nigeria.

Replicability

again expansion of these action to national level will increase conservation efforts and massively increase the biodiversity conservation in Nigeria.

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