News ARCOS and TNC signs an MoU to collaborate in supporting conservation efforts in Africa Great Lakes and Albertine Rift regions

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This quote by the legendary entrepreneur Henry Ford reiterates the importance of collaboration. When it comes to conservation and especially when the area of concern is as big as the Great Lakes region, then success will necessarily require this important ingredient of all conservation work. Realizing this, the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 17th December 2015 at Nairobi to collaborate in supporting conservation efforts in Africa Great Lakes and the Albertine Rift regions.

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Source Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)
Release date 22/12/2015
Contributor Gilbert Muvunankiko
Geographical coverage Africa Great Lakes region,
Keywords conservation

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This quote by the legendary entrepreneur Henry Ford reiterates the importance of collaboration. When it comes to conservation and especially when the area of concern is as big as the Great Lakes region, then success will necessarily require this important ingredient of all conservation work. Realizing this, the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 17th December 2015 at Nairobi to collaborate in supporting conservation efforts in Africa Great Lakes and the Albertine Rift regions.

As the missions of both parties converge, there will be many benefits for both of them through this collaboration. “We have been promoting the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources in the Albertine Rift region for last 20 years and we extended this initiative in Great Lakes region and on continental level in African mountains; for sure this collaboration will result in lasting solutions for sustainable conservation of the important ecosystems in the Africa Great Lakes region and the Albertine Rift region for the benefit of nature and communities” said Dr Sam Kanyamibwa, Executive Director of ARCOS.

The objectives of this MoU include the development of synergies between the interventions of both parties in the African Great Lakes region, financial and technical complementarity between the two organizations, as well as reduction of duplication of effort and resources to ensure optimal and efficient use of funds, equipment and human resources.

Through this MoU, ARCOS and TNC will collaborate in activities related to Biodiversity and wildlife management, water resources and freshwater ecosystems management, climate change, land use management, and information systems.

This is a good step as the collaboration is the key for effective conservation. ARCOS and TNC have intersections in their goals; therefore it is expected that this collaboration will result in enhanced conservation of natural resources in the Africa Great Lakes region, therefore answering to the threats pressing the ecosystems in the region.

About TNC
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization founded in 1951. It works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. NC works in more than 35 countries protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs. It is incorporated in the District of Columbia, USA and having its Africa Regional Office located at Bella Villa-Brookside Grove, Westlands, P.O BOX 19738-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.

About ARCOS
Albertine Rift Conservation Society is a regional non-governmental organization established in 1995 with the mission to “enhance biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people, and that currently, ARCOS has programmes extending beyond the Albertine Rift, including the Great Lakes Freshwater Ecosystems Programme and the African Mountains Programme. ARCOS regional has its regional Office at 1329 Nsambya Road, Kabalagara, P.O. BOX 9146, Kampla, Uganda; and liaison offices in Rwanda and Burundi.

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