In January 2005 we received funding from the European Commission to initiate a five-year project (which was lately extended to six-years) to assess the status of freshwater biodiversity throughout Africa and to demonstrate the application of these data in environment / development planning at four demonstration sites.
The objectives for the project were:
- The conservation and sustainable use of freshwater biodiversity throughout Africa in the face of widespread plans for large-scale water resource developments
- Safeguarding the livelihoods of those millions of people in Africa dependant upon the goods and services provided by biodiversity in inland waters
This project was funded by the European Commission, with project co-financing from the IUCN National Committee for the Netherlands (Ecosystem Grants Programme), IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity SAIAB, MAVA Fondation pour la Nature, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Italian Ministry, and Spanish Ministry.
- Published reports
- Demonstration sites
- Capacity building
- Project donor and partners