AGBARA-ONURA BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECT
About the Implementing organization
Name: Center for Development Support Initiatives
Year of establishment: 2000
Type of organization: Community-based association or organization
Since time immemorial conservation of natural resource has been an integral part of diverse cultures in different ways. Traditional knowledge is a collectively owned property and is integral to the cultural or spiritual identity of the social group in which it operates and is preserved. In traditional societies, sustainable natural resource management is driven by the beliefs and behaviours of human communities, and local cultures are strengthened by their intimate connections to the natural environment that sustains them. In course of time, science and technology developed and industries were established and expanded to meet the increasing demands of the people. Various anthropogenic activities have altered the structure and function of different ecosystems all over the world. One of the most conspicuous effects of ecosystem perturbation has been the depletion of biodiversity. Disappearance of species due to habitat alteration, overexploitation, pollution, global climate change and invasion of exotic species is so fast that many valuable taxa may vanish even before they are identified and their scientific value discovered and protected.
In view of the adverse effects of biodiversity degradation, ecologists, environmentalists and conservationists has made conservation of biodiversity as an issue of global, national and regional significance.
Type of Action
Protection / Restoration / Sustainable use
Sustainable Development Element
Wastes generated in the communities are essentially domestic (refuse and garbage). The disposal methods can be categorized as:Wastes generated in the communities are essentially domestic (refuse and garbage). The disposal methods can be categorized as:
• Open litter in the communities• Burning and• Dumping at designated sitesSources of water in the area include shallow hand-dug wells and boreholes. The sources are used for all domestic purposes including drinking, washing and bathing. Most other sources of water are potentially at risk of contamination by coliform bacteria, helminthes and other parasites and threaten to be a source of disease transmission in the communities. The project seeks to change the peoples orientation on effcetive management of waste and how they can be reused, the forest is endowed with fres and natural water that if well conserved can serve as a clean source of portable water for the community.
Sustainable Development Impacts
The project has a direct link with the susutainable development goals, it is currently linked with Goals 11 and 13.
All over the Niger Delta we have Biodervisity sites, but Alesa Biodiversity Conservation project is of paramount importance because the community have asked for the site to be conserved and turned into a tourist attraction with all the animal and plant domicile in the the scared forest. it can also serve as a tourist attraction site in the near future.
It can be scaled up the other communities and attract partnership form Government and othe Development Agencies
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