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Why its Important to Understand the effects of Humans Comping Responses to Climate Change on Nature

This video explains the significance of this work and how ABCG is intending to use findings from the study to reduce human vulnerability to climate change while benefitting biodiversity conservation.

Lessons Learned in Exploring Linkages between Food Security, Nutrition and Conservation

On September 12, 2018, Nathalie Simoneau from the World Wildlife Fund, Kimberly Holbrook from The Nature Conservancy and Alice Macharia from the Jane Goodall Institute shared on the lessons learned from implementing ffield-based activities to improve critical ecosystem services and human health and well-being outcomes through the ABCG's Population, Health and Environment (PHE) activities.

Sinking Deeper: Human Coping Responses to Climate Change Negatively Impacting Nature

Climate change threatens ecosystems and biodiversity throughout the globe, with its effects felt differently from one place to another. Extreme weather, changes in rainfall patterns and shifting seasons are some of the primary effects of climate change. Further, human responses to these effects have the potential to have long-term, negative impacts on natural systems. Effectively managing human adaptation to these effects so as to prevent, or moderate, negative impacts is essential.

ABCG II FY2017 Annual Report FINAL

26 July 2018

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S. based international...

Assessing Community Responses to Climate Change and Possible Impacts to Biodiversity

The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (a United States Agency for International Development funded initiative) will be holding a workshop on: Assessing Community Responses to Climate Change and Possible Impacts to Biodiversity that will be held on August 14-16, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Human Responses to Climate Change Result in Destructive Practices that are damaging to the Ecosystem

Decreased rainfall and shifting seasonal patterns in Madagascar have seen farming and fishing communities adopting a number of coping techniques to deal with failing crops and declining fish availability, such as resorting to unsustainable fishing practices, increasing extraction of natural resources and pursuing unsustainable livelihoods. This is according to recent findings from interviews conducted by the World Wildlife Fund in Madagascar and featured in the May 2018 issue of the climate crowd newsletter.

Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique – What’s Working and What Hasn’t

In his February 14, 2018 presentation titled, Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique – What’s Working and What Hasn’t, Alastair Nelson, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), provided background regarding the current wildlife trafficking problem in Mozambique, and how it is situated within the region.

Ushering in a Fresh Era for ABCG’s Online Presence

ABCG is proud to launch our redesigned website today! The new ABCG.org features enhanced search capabilities of all our online content, streamlined design and user interface, and upcoming events calendar. We invite you to visit ABCG.org and explore a wealth of collectively generated knowledge on integrated biodiversity conservation and development solutions! 

Community Adaptation to Climate Change: The Indirect Impacts on Biodiversity across Africa

On October 26, 2017, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group examined preliminary data from its Managing Global Change Impacts on Biodiversity working group on how climate change affects rural African communities and how their behavorial adaption responses impact biodiversity.

October 2017 Quarterly News Digest

The October 2017 digest features ABCG's latest news and upcoming events, including information about Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation working group's Integrated Freshwater Conservation and WASH Community of Practice Meeting that will be on October 31, 2017 in Nairobi.

Announcing our 2017 Semi-annual Report!

ABCG's 2017 interim report to USAID shares initial achievements on our expected year two outputs. The report also includes  challenges, successes, and lessons learned from ABCG's four thematic working groups and their partners.

Our 2016 Annual Report is now available!

We are pleased to share ABCG's first year progress towards realizing our 2015-2018 objectives, and our overarching mission to advance understanding of critical biodiversity conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Performance Lending for the Environment: A Break Through for the Resourcing and Scale Challenges Faced by Conservation?

Conservation has frequently been limited by an inability to secure the financing needed to achieve impact at scale. On October 17, 2016, Andrew Williams, co-founder of F3 Life share how, together with the Climate Policy Institute and other partners, they are putting together the first phase of a climate-smart lending platform, which will pilot the requisite financing, systems and tools for taking performance-based environmental lending to scale. 

Human Responses to Climate Change, and Subsequent Impacts on Biodiversity

A major oversight in most assessments of climate change is the inadequate consideration of indirect impacts on biodiversity due to human responses to climate change. On August 1, 2016, Dr. Nikhil Advani, Lead Specialist, Climate, Communities and Biodiversity at World Wildlife Fund- US presented in Nairobi, Kenya on the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group's Global Change Impacts working group, which documents coping responses of human communities to climate change in 20 countries across Africa.