PROMOTING COMMUNITY-BASED BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD THROUGH INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT, BUANCHOR BOKI LGA, CROSS RIVE STATE.
PROMOTING COMMUNITY-BASED BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD THROUGH INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT, BUANCHOR BOKI LGA, CROSS RIVE STATE.
Buanchor communities in Boki Local Government area of Cross River State are enclave communities in the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, and host the drill ranch as well as the canopy walk way. The Mountains that surrounds the community host a population of primates including Chimpanzee, Drill monkeys, Gorilla etc. All these features make Buanchor the best tourist site and biodiversity hot spot in Cross River State. This communitiessuffered massive destruction of their environment by landslide in the recent past, precisely July 13th 2012, that swept away the forest, farms, houses, the secondary school, bridges and the watershed of the major streams around the community leaving the people in misery and fear. Presently, whenever, there is heavy rainfall, Buanchor communities will be in fear of reoccurrence of the landslide. The Mountains which host good population of endangered species is now prone to erosion and a threat to habitat for primates with many open spaces without forest cover. Although no baseline studies have been conducted, the devastation is still very visible as the Mountains as well as the bank of the major streams are still very bare.Buanchor is made up of three communities namely: Mbayang, Nkanacha and Okuni with a population of about five thousand people according to 2003 census. These communities are predominantly farmers and gatherers of NTFPs.
The impact of the landslide did not just carry away the bridge across kala stream but caused the stream to divide into two separate streams. This has created a very big problem. Tourists no longer have access to the drill ranch, canopy walkway and Afi Mountains wildlife sanctuary. The local people are faced with the problem of crossing the stream especially during the raining season and this has hindered economic activities especially sales of farm produce. Through this project, AGE intends to construct two small bridges to promote ecotourism, provide technical expertise to develop community land use plan and strengthening community institutions, raise forest trees nurseries to restore degraded forest land and build capacity of women, girls and boys on propagation techniques of NTFPs to improve livelihood and encourage sustainable exploitation of forest resources.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
AGRICULTURE, GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION (AGE)
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 37,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,212.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/CC/17/11
Start Date:
2/2018
End Date:
8/2019
Status:
Currently under execution

Grantee Contact

MR Martin Martin Kembre
Phone: 07038839462
Email: agefoundationnig@gmail.com
 

Address

Plot 20/22, Site D, State Housing Estate, Ikom
Calabar ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001