• Sustainable use of natural resources

Pilot project to support beekeepers bordering Comoé National Park

ICON/BTN/arrow/2/arrow-down Created with Sketch. Pilot project to support beekeepers bordering Comoé National Park
  • Bénéficiaire N'TABET
  • Montant du projet € 91 279
  • Subventions FFEM € 42 953
  • État du projet achevé

The Comoé National Park, (11,943 km²), located 500 km north of Abidjan, is one of the largest protected areas in West Africa. This National Park, which shelters in particular elephants, (Loxodonta africana, VU), and chimpanzees, (Pan troglodytes, EN), has been classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO but also a World Heritage site in danger due to the threats which weigh on him.

 

Indeed, in addition to the poaching of protected animal species, the bush fires started by traditional beekeepers cause the degradation of 10,000 ha each year. The main objective of the project, led by the NGO N’TABET, is to preserve this Biosphere Reserve by promoting beekeeping practices that are more respectful of the environment. The direct beneficiaries of this project are the 200 beekeepers gathered in 20 groups.