Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Indigenous vegetation management

HOORC's Library has a visit today from Mr Raymond Kwerepe, Chief Forestry Range Resources Officer in the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, and national coordinator for the UNEP project, Management of Indigenous Vegetation for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Rangelands in the Arid Zones of Africa (IVP). The IVP programme is working to restore degraded lands and conserve biodiversity through the development of community based rangeland management systems in Botswana, Mali and Kenya. In Botswana, the programme is being implemented in Kalahari South (Bokspits), Kweneng North and Boteti. The project outputs include development of community action plans (CAPs), formation of community trusts, rangeland resource product marketing strategies, and institutional and legal reviews.

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