Management Manual for African biosphere reserves


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Manual (English full version, accessible PDF web version)

Manual (English abridged version, accessible PDF web version)

Manual (French full version, PDF web version, accessible version to follow)

Between 2012 and July 2015, the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK) in cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), has coordinated the formulation and publication of a Management Manual for UNESCO biosphere reserves in AfricaThe project has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB).

The Manual was written by three authors from Africa: Prof Dr Wafaa Amer of Egypt, Ms Sheila Ashong of Ghana and Dr Djafarou Tiomoko of Benin. Closely involved into the project have been the two networks AfriMAB and ArabMAB, UNESCO's MAB Secretariat and more or less all managers of UNESCO biosphere reserves in Africa. 

A first scoping workshop on the suitable topics of this manual, with participants from all over Africa, took place in February 2013 in Mombasa, KenyaFrom April 2014, the draft was submitted to an expert advisory panel.The draft Manual was both put to test and proposed for revision in a first workshop in Accra, Ghana, in May 2014. Three subsequent workshops with similar aims have taken place in Tanzania in July 2014 and in Tunisia in October 2014 and November 2014. Comments could also be submitted online in April 2015.


For more Information, please consult the Full Article under the following link:  Management Manual for African biosphere reserves


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