The outcome of this four years activity is a very active north-south, south-south network of scientists, students and representatives of various GOs and NGOs, from the field of natural and social sciences. We intensively worked in three study regions, with three partner universities and local stakeholders. Most of these activities were conducted as project studies (Projektarbeiten), Bachelor theses and Masters theses. A complete list of researchers, students and supporters of the project, as well as an overview of conducted studies (reports, theses) are given here (not yet complete):
The findings of the distinct thematic working groups are manifold, but created a clear holistic picture: Intact ecosystems are crucial for both, endangered species as well as for the human being and a high human livelihood quality. A compilation of most of the findings for each study area (Kitui, Kilifi and Taita Hills) is provided in a table, which considers the following aspects: status/challenges, drivers, and solutions.
We all agreed, that, beside of scientific reports and scientific (peer reviewed articles) we also would like to translate our theoretical findings into applied practical policy briefs – for policy makers and other pracitioners. Thus, based on our compilation table we created three summaries (policy briefs), one for each study region. Here we considered the following aspects and used identical structures: Introduction, current status, recommendations for policy makers. The three policy briefs are provided here:
As many scientists were involved in this activity, we also have written a large number of book chapters, (peer reviewed) international research articles, but also contributions for the media press. A list of all articles will be provided shortly, including a synthesis article on the entire activity.