Botswana

2-1. Forest data monitoring

4. Establishing a robust national forest inventory utilizing forest GIS database

1. Approach’s Outline and FeaturesThis approach aims to establish forest inventory methods while mapping the forest distribution and develop a forest GIS database as part of a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS).The first forest distribution map (as of 2015) was prepared as baseline information for the NFMS and a forest GIS database system containing it was designed and developed as a core engine of the NFMS. Using the analytical function of the forest GIS database, 640 random permanent fie...
2-1. Forest data monitoring

6. SFM using a Fire Early Warning System in sub-Saharan Africa

1. Approach’s Outline and FeaturesThis approach involves introducing how to monitor arid/semi-arid wildland fires through a Fire Early Warning System, which equips a region-specific Fire Danger Index (FDI) in sub-Saharan Africa and help manage forest and grassland resources sustainably.In sub-Saharan Africa, wildland fires can normally be spotted burning in the region each year from around April onwards. However, they tend to expand and intensify starting in August, fueled by dried-out vegetatio...
3-1. Forest area

10. SFM through Community-Based Ecotourism Activities

1. Approach’s Outline / FeaturesThis approach introduces how to promote SFM through community-based ecotourism activities in a state forest, balancing utilization and protection.The Government of Botswana is trying to revise the Forest Act in Parliament to open up the state forest for ecotourism activities and thereby improve the quality of life of the local community. A framework and implementation plan of Community-based Ecotourism (CBE) in a specific state forest, which contributes to Sustain...
3-2. Out of forest area

13. Long-rooted seedlings for afforestation in arid and semi-arid areas

1. Approach’s Outline and FeaturesThis approach involves accelerating afforestation in arid and semi-arid areas with long-rooted seedlings that would expand the available land areas for tree plantations. Their long roots could enhance the survival rate during the dry season and their drought tolerance is reportedly relatively higher than normal seedlings. Although the long-rooted seedlings technique remains in the experimental phase in Botswana, it is expected to be applicable as a means of enha...