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Mount Elgon Region, Kenya

LOCATION: Mount Elgon Region, Kenya

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Food Security, Livelihoods, Livestock and Pasture, Water

The Mount Elgon region of northwestern Kenya is a critical watershed upstream of Lake Victoria that faces a variety of environmental and development challenges and opportunities.

Greater uMngeni River Catchment, South Africa

LOCATION: Greater uMngeni River Catchment

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Landscape Restoration, Resilience, Water

The WWF-Mondi Wetlands Programme (WWF-MWP) operates throughout South Africa. Work in the Upper Umgeni, Upper Umvoti, and Groot Brak catchments began in 2014 as a part of the initiative’s Resilient Landscape Approach. In this diverse matrix of land uses, local community livelihood activities include forestry, sugarcane and potato production, dairy farming, pork and poultry production, […]

South West Mau, Kenya

LOCATION: Mau Forest, Kenya

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Deforestation, Food Security, Livelihoods, Water

The Mau Forest is Africa’s water tower, feeding many major rivers and lakes, including the Nile and Lake Victoria. This montane forest in Kenya provides direct benefits to an estimated 6-10 million people from water storage and purification, flood and drought mitigation, reduced erosion and sedimentation, and biodiversity protection and climate regulation.

Chimanimani Mountains

The Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique

LOCATION: Chimanimani Mountains

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Deforestation, Food Security, Livelihoods, Water

The Chimanimani Transfrontier Conservation Area is a mountainous protected area spanning eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. The region’s quartzite ridges, lowland tropical forests, afro-alpine grasslands, and evergreen forests are home to local communities as well as diverse wildlife, such as the eland, sable, klipspringer and leopard, and a variety of rare or endemic plants. Although […]

North Sumatra Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP)

LOCATION: North Sumatra, Indonesia

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Deforestation, Food Security, Livelihoods

North Sumatra is a diverse matrix of local communities, biodiversity-rich tropical forest, and agricultural cultivation. More than 80% of the people living in North Sumatra earn income from agriculture, including irrigated rice production, coffee, rubber, durian, sugar palm, and cinnamon agroforestry, oil palm and rubber plantations, and vegetable cultivation.

Bantaeng Regency

LOCATION: South Sulawesi, Indonesia

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livelihoods

Landscape activities engage 13 communities in Bantaeng Regency, a lush slope at the southern tip of South Sulawesi. Bantaeng’s poorer upstream communities are more heavily wooded and abut the Gunung Lampobatang Protection Forest, the last remaining home of an endangered bird called the Lompobatang Flycatcher. These headwaters also support extensive downslope rice fields, cocoa agroforestry, […]

Soy harvest in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Mato Grosso, Brazil

LOCATION: Western Brazil, bordering the Amazonian region to the south

CATEGORIES: Deforestation, Landscape Restoration, Livestock and Pasture

Mato Grosso is Brazil’s agricultural giant, producing more soybeans and cattle than any other state in the country. Agriculture is the largest component of Mato Grosso’s economy, representing more than 40% of the state’s GDP. This western state is home to 3 million inhabitants, 3 in 4 of which live in cities. It also has […]

Midlands Region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

LOCATION: KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water

South Africa’s Midlands Region of KwaZulu-Natal is located outside of Pietermaritzburg up to the Drakensberg mountain range. Dotted with small towns, inhabitants of this relatively rural area engage in farming, particularly of sugar and wine grapes, livestock cultivation, forestry, and the tourism industry. The area’s natural forests and grasslands host zebras, giraffes, antelope, and other […]

Doñana Wetlands, Spain

LOCATION: Parque Nacional de Doñana

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Water

Spain’s Doñana Wetlands, located where the Guadalquivir River meets Atlantic, are considered one of Europe’s most valuable and iconic wetland areas. Each year, the area’s marshlands, beaches, dunes, and forests host millions of migratory birds as well as endangered species such as the imperial eagle and Iberian lynx.

Pico Bonito Landscape, Honduras

LOCATION: Northern Honduras, along the Nombre de Dios Mountain Range

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livelihoods, Water

This landscape consists of a matrix of protected areas interwoven with rich agricultural fields for large-scale agriculture, marginally productive hillsides used for subsistence agriculture and grazing, and over 20 rivers.

Aba Gerima Learning Watershed, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Aba Gerima, Ethiopia

CATEGORIES: Landscape Restoration, Water

This watershed in the Lake Tana sub-basin has a mixed crop-livestock farming system and its residents are focused on restoring ecosystem services through integrated watershed management.

Embu County, Kenya

LOCATION: Central Kenya around Mt. Kenya

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livelihoods

Located in the humid highland slopes of Mt. Kenya, this county is home to wildlife and agricultural production.

Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Central Ethiopia in the Oromiya and the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regions

CATEGORIES: Livelihoods, Water

Part of the Great African Rift Valley, this landscape supports the local communities’s domestic water use, smallholder farmers’ agriculture, and private sector flower production.

Laikipia County, Kenya

LOCATION: Central Kenya, northwest of Mt. Kenya

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livestock and Pasture, Resilience, Water

This landscape is home to large wildlife populations, pastoralist communities, and expanding agricultural areas. The private sector is very involved in the areas of tourism, livestock and crop production, and real estate.

Bungoma County, Kenya

LOCATION: A county in western Kenya, bordering Uganda

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Food Security, Livelihoods

Located along the foothills of Mt. Elgon, Bungoma is home to smallscale farmers practicing subsistence agriculture and some cash crop production.

Bale – West Arsi Eco-Region, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Central Ethiopia in the Oromia region

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity

Located in the Bale and West Arsi Zonal Administrations, this large landscape encompasses the Bale mountain range and surrounding eco-region.

Bohele Integrated Watershed, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region

CATEGORIES: Landscape Restoration, Water

This northern watershed is located in the Eastern Tigray zone and is composed of state forest at upstream and agricultural lands downstream, with land uses including crop, grazing, state forest, area closure, and homesteads.

Ergi Integrated Watershed, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Central Ethiopia in the Amhara region

CATEGORIES: Landscape Restoration, Water

Located in the Awash basin at the boundary of the Rift Valley, this watershed is home to a sorghum-based crop-livestock system and watershed restoration techniques.

Humbo Carbon Landscape, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Southwestern Ethiopia in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People Regional State

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Climate Change, Landscape Restoration

This landscape is using carbon credits to support landscape restoration through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR).

Lake Tana Sub-Basin, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Northwest Ethiopia in the Amhara Region

CATEGORIES: Livelihoods, Water

This sub-basin drains 4 major rivers around Lake Tana and is a source of the River Abbay (Blue Nile).

Wichi Wetland, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Southwestern Ethiopia

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Landscape Restoration, Water

Located in the Oromia region, this watershed consists of a wetland ecosystem where actors are addressing overgrazing, erosion, water depletion, and biodiversity losses.

Mbeya, Tanzania

LOCATION: The western reaches of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania

CATEGORIES: Climate Change, Food Security, Landscape Restoration

Located within the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), Mbeya is an agricultural landscape with upstream-downstream challenges and innovative opportunities to address these challenges.

South and Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

LOCATION: The south and southeast provinces of Sulawesi

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Livelihoods

The provinces of South and Southeast Sulawesi are home to two landscapes: in Southeast Sulawesi cacao, pepper and durian are the priority tree crops, while in South Sulawesi the farming systems are much more diversified.

San Pedro River Valley, Chile

LOCATION: Valdivian forest ecoregion of southern Chile

CATEGORIES: Livelihoods, Livestock and Pasture

The San Pedro river valley landscape, located in the Valdivian temperate forest ecoregion of southern Chile, is home to pastures and traditional cropland.

Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India

LOCATION: The eastern region of Uttar Pradesh (UP) state, along India's northern border with Nepal

CATEGORIES: Food Security, Resilience

The eastern region of Uttar Pradesh state is highly prone to flooding and droughts. Most of the agriculture is small-scale production of rice, wheat, and other staple crops.

Región Norte del Chaco Paraguayo, Paraguay

LOCATION: Northwest Paraguay, part of Chaco transboundary landscape

CATEGORIES: Livestock and Pasture, Water

The northern region of El Chaco Paraguayo is part of the Gran Chaco Americano, a transboundary landscape containing the continent’s largest forested area after the Amazon. The northern Paraguayan portion is sparsely populated, with producers focused largely on livestock production.

Rwambu, Uganda

LOCATION: The Rwambu river sub-catchment in the Rwenzori region, South Western Uganda

CATEGORIES: Food Security, Water

Wetlands landscape in the Rwambu river sub-catchment in southwestern Uganda. The wetlands support local livelihoods through the provision of fish, water, and raw materials for crafts, with local communities also involved in subsistence agriculture.

Begnas Tal Rupa Tal, Nepal

LOCATION: Begnas and Rupa Lakes in central Nepal

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Water

The Begnas & Rupa watershed has two lakes, community forests, rice terraces, agroforestry, maize- and millet-based rainfed farming systems, and organic coffee farms.

Naivasha, Kenya

LOCATION: Lake Naivasha and surrounding environs, central Kenya

CATEGORIES: Landscape Restoration, Livelihoods, Water

The Naivasha Landscape consists mainly of the Lake Naivasha watershed or catchment basin, which supports a highly vibrant intensive irrigation-based agriculture for cut flowers, livestock and dairy farming, geothermal power production, fishery and tourism industry.

Biological Corridor Cerros de Jesús, Costa Rica

LOCATION: Northwest of the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Landscape Restoration, Water

Costa Rican tropical forest landscape that also includes areas covered with annual and perennial crops in the flatlands and hillsides, pastures, mangrove wetlands, flooded forests and areas for producing salt and shrimp.

São Felix do Xingu, Brazil

LOCATION: São Felix do Xingu, Brazil

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Landscape Restoration, Livelihoods

This Amazonian landscape is greatly affected by illegal deforestation and conflicts over land tenure.

Maasai Steppe, Tanzania

LOCATION: Stretching over 8 districts in Arusha and Manyara regions of Tanzania

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livestock and Pasture

A semi-arid grassland that provides a core habitat for elephant, lion, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, oryx, and more. Maasai pastoralists graze livestock throughout the landscape.

Namaqualand, South Africa

LOCATION: The Succulent Karoo Hotspot, an arid region in western South Africa

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livestock and Pasture

The Namakwa District landscape includes over a million hectares of semi-arid rangeland that is under pressure from a variety of human activities, in particular mining, unsustainable agricultural practices, overgrazing, and climate change.

Upper Watershed of the Jejui River, Paraguay

LOCATION: The department of Canindeyu, Paraguay, along the border of the Brazilian drylands

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Food Security, Livelihoods

What was originally a large area of Atlantic Forest in the Alto Parana of the Amazon region of Brazil has been greatly modified and fragmented for livestock pastures and large-scale cultivation of agricultural commodities.

Corridor Ankeniheny Zahamena, Madagascar

LOCATION: The Eastern Biome of Madagascar

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Livelihoods

This landscape is mainly composed of wet forest in the low and mid elevation with several secondary forest and crop fields. It serves as habitat for many endemic species of fauna and flora (85%) and a main source of water in the eastern and western parts of Madagascar.

River Nyando Basin, Kenya

LOCATION: Along River Nyando, which originates from Nandi forest and Mau forest, Kenya

CATEGORIES: Landscape Restoration, Livestock and Pasture, Water

The landscape covers the mid-Nyando basin where people keep cattle and do subsistence farming, to lowlands where people also farm and fish along the banks of the lake.

Lari-Kijabe, Kenya

LOCATION: Kikuyu Escarpment, on the eastern slopes of the Aberdare Mountains of Central Kenya

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livelihoods

The landscape is known for its horticultural potential and is one of the main suppliers of agricultural products to Nairobi. Forest covers about 37,000 ha, the highest percentage of which is natural indigenous forest. The forest is an important catchment area for Nairobi.

Alianza del Pastizal, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil

LOCATION: Pampas of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Livestock and Pasture

Agricultural activity, especially livestock, is the primary source of rural employment and is the base of the most traditional and emblematic markets of the country: meat, dairy and leather. Raising livestock while preserving and enhancing pasturelands preserves bird habitat and biodiversity and helps ranchers build resilience to climate change.

Renggung Watershed, Lombok, Indonesia

LOCATION: Lombok Island, Indonesia

CATEGORIES: Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Livelihoods

This landscape borders Mount Rinjani volcano and National Park. The upstream region has six springs and community agroforestry buffers the National Park. The middle region is important for agriculture, particularly tobacco, and the downstream region is important for fisheries and seaweed.

Debre Yakob Learning Watershed, Ethiopia

LOCATION: Northwestern Ethiopian Highlands within the Lake Tan Basin, Ethiopia

CATEGORIES: Biodiversity, Landscape Restoration, Water

The Debre Yakob Learning Watershed is located in the northwestern Ethiopian Highlands within the Lake Tana Basin. The farming system in the areas is cereal-based mixed farming system and livestock.