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ABCG Thematic Working Group Presentation: Land and Resource Tenure Rights

October 24, 2017

The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group's Land and Resource Tenure Rights (LRTR) working group is developing and testing strategies and tools that place greater land and resource management authority in the hands of local resource users, thus creating incentives for them to exercise their authority in ways that are consistent with biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of renewable resources. The task members are piloting new approaches for securing tenure in three critical ecosystems: Greater Mahale Ecosystem, Tanzania (The Nature Conservancy, The Jane Goodall Institute); Kilombero Valley, Tanzania (African Wildlife Foundation, World Resources Institute); and Kabobo Reserve, DRC (Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund). These ecosystems are anchors for biodiversity that support livelihoods for growing local populations.

The LRTR working group shared interim results from studies aimed at strengthening rights and securing tenure, especially over community lands managed as common property. The findings and outcomes of these pilot studies will have important implications for other communities and conservationists working across the continent.

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