GDF led project (funded by the MAVA Foundation)
MBLA works with GDF as the lead implementing partner to enhance traditional cultural practices of conservation to protect the rich biodiversity of the High Atlas in the face of socio-economic change. These practices include traditional water management, agroforestry and community-based management of high altitude pastures – all of which are vital to maintaining biodiversity. This three-year project, launched in April 2017, will assess and monitor the status of biodiversity in the context of environmental change, document sustainable land use practices and how these are changing, and analyse the ability of traditional governance systems to be maintained in a shifting political landscape.
Find out more about the project here.