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|Titel (primär)||"Sustaining life: the cloud forests of Kafa". Marketing concept for the Kafa Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia. Report to NABU|
|Autor||Berghöfer, A.; Stadler, C.; Langdale, G.|
|Abstract||Only 40 years ago, approximately 40% of the Ethiopian land surface was forested; today, only 2.7% of that remains. According to the U.N., Ethiopia could be completely deforested by 2020. The afromontane forests in the south-western Ethiopia are considered to be an invaluable genetic resource: these forests are both the centre and origin of the genetic diversity of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica). The project’s overriding aim is the protection and the sustainable use of the remaining afromontane cloud-forests, in order to avoid greenhouse-gas emissions and secure carbonstorage capacities, as well as ecosystem benefits for the local population. Carbon capture and storage will be increased through reforestation and rehabilitation of fragmented forests and downgraded areas. In order to simultaneously safeguard the needs of the local population, community plantations with fast-growing tree species, sustainable forest management, and efficient wood-burning stoves are being introduced. Regional sustainable development in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve (BR) is initiated and promoted using measures such as ecotourism and micro credits. The scheme’s integrative approach could, if successfully implemented, work as a “best-practice” model for climate and resource protection and sustainable regional development.|
|Berghöfer, A., Stadler, C., Langdale, G. (2013):
"Sustaining life: the cloud forests of Kafa". Marketing concept for the Kafa Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia. Report to NABU
Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), Berlin, 77 pp.