Launch of the EVAMAB manual at APAC, Kigali
The EVAMAB Manual: Guidance for the assessment of ecosystem services in African Biosphere Reserves: a way forward to sustainable development, was launched at the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress in Kigali.
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At the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress, (more info here) Luc represented the CEBioS team and programme. He was proud to announce the publication that has been worked on for many years in cooperation with UNESCO: Guidance for the assessment of ecosystem services in African Biosphere Reserves: a way forward to sustainable development
The launch was introduced by Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, nominated Assistant-Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO, followed by an introductory speech by H.E. M. Bert Versmessen, Belgian Ambassador to Rwanda.
In the picture, you can see Dr. Jean-Didier Akpona (African Parks Network, Benin) who presented the Pendjari NP case-study, one of the 4 African Biosphere reserves studied in the EVAMAB project.
For the first time, a specific, user-friendly manual dedicated to assess ecosystem services was created for biosphere reserve managers and decision-makers, and adapted to the African biosphere reserve context. Filling a gap in the Man and the Biosphere community and beyond, this manual will provide its readers with the necessary tools and knowledge to engage their communities in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.