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Title From Science to Action: the Implementation of “Locally Protected Areas” (LPAs) for Biodiversity Conservation

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Short title Locally protected areas

Author(s) Hahn-Hadjali, K.(1); Wieckhorst, A.(2); Sinsin, B.(3); Thiombiano, A.(4)

Presenting author Hahn-Hadjali, K.

Institution(s) (1) Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Dept. for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Frankfurt, Germany; (2) Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz , Department of Anthropology & Africa Studies; (3) University of Abomey-Calavi, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Cotonou, Benin; (4) University of Ouagadougou, Laboratory of Plant Biology and Ecology, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Keywords local conservation approaches; user rights; access and benefit sharing; best case studies (?): Medicinal Plant Gardens

Abstract In BIOTAs second phase a very promising approach of biodiversity conservation on a local scale was developed: the establishment of Locally Protected Areas/communal gardens in joint action with resident communities based on their customary land management systems. For evaluating the long term effects and the sustainability of this approach local land tenure systems are analysed in a case study in Northern Benin - i.e. the healer's implementation of the Medicinal Plant Garden "Guson". Conflicts and co-operations during the implementation process illustrate who has access to natural resources and can benefit from their several uses as medicine, fire or construction wood e.g.. Moreover investigations concentrated on the current status of traditionally protected sacred forests in Burkina Faso, to evaluate their current effectiveness in regard to extracting “best practices” for further development of the locally protected area approach.

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