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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Monitoring- is conducted by various organizations over the past decades. Being a state forest, the Forestry/ Natural Resources Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Oromiya Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development were in charge of monitoring the area. Activities cover the change detection over time, and forest conditions assessment. The Geba-Dogi Forest Coffee Conservation Project has been active in monitoring most parts of the proposed core area. For the last two years, the Oromiya Forestry and Wildlife Enterprise - Illubabor Branch is responsible for monitoring as well as the development of the forest area. The Ethiopian Coffee Forest Forum, through continuous research, is also playing an important role in monitoring.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, drought, global change, habitat, hydrology, monitoring/methodologies.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, biodiversity, birds, breeding/reproduction, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, endemic species, flora, forest systems, genetic resources, home gardens, indicators, mammals, monitoring/methodologies, mountain and highland systems, natural medicinal products, natural resources, plants, pollination, population genetics/population dynamics, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, tropical grassland and savanna systems, tropical humid forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, capacity building, economic studies, economically important species, forestry, indicators, indicators of sustainability, livelihood measures, local participation, monitoring methodologies, non-timber forest products/ntfp, people-nature relations/man/nature, recreation, resource use, sacred sites, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Conflict, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, institutional and legal aspects, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 18/06/2010

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