Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation
Biodiversity Conservation

The need for biodiversity conservation has been recognized for a long time. An important benchmark was reached with the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Yet threats to biodiversity continue to increase dramatically. EcoAfrica recognizes that environmental governance, sustainable development and biodiversity conservation are intertwined. Our biodiversity conservation activities include scientific, economic, policy, feasibility studies. We also assess public and private acceptability of conservation options in terrestrial, aquatic and marine habitats. We work with key stakeholders to address questions related to biodiversity threats, conservation models and management systems. We analyse, develop and disseminate biodiversity conservation programmes and deliverables to the public and private sectors based on scientific evidence, that are aimed at safeguarding biodiversity for present and future generations.

Our staff and associates are competent in the following key areas:

  • Community wildlife conservation
  • Disturbance ecology and management (including bird hazard management to aviation)
  • Invasion ecology and management
  • Ecological modelling (both deterministic and stochastic)
  • Species population viability analyses
  • Development of species conservation strategies
  • Biostatistical analyses
  • Awareness raising and training on biodiversity issues
Key to biodiversity conservation is the need for local communities to assume ownership of biodiversity in areas under their control.
Biodiversity is a generic term used to describe all varieties of life on earth, and their habitats. It encompasses diversity at a species level, diversity at genetic level as well as at habitat level. Biodiversity plays a significant role on our daily lives since it provides us with goods and services. Biodiversity conservation entail strategies and action plans both at global, national, regional and local level designed to influence policy makers, researchers, and biodiversity resource users amongst others. Conserving biological diversity helps to increase ecological, economic, and socio-cultural benefits.