Maintaining present levels of
biodiversity within this region will
depend on how well a number of essential requirements can be
met. These requirements involve the following:
a consolidated inventory of the taxa present in the
region, their distributions and survival requirements.
2) An assessment and inventory
of current conservation areas.
3) An assessment and inventory
of sites that are critical
for conservation (whether or not
presently conserved) based on present distributions as well as
the location of potentially important refuge areas in times of
4) The monitoring of local and
regional environmental change with particular attention to the
areas identified under 2 & 3 above.
5) The preparation and
implementation of prioritized action plans to ensure that
threatened species and systems are afforded appropriate
6) The inclusion and
involvement of local communities in the management and
maintenance of conservation areas and the training of their
appropriately chosen representatives.
7) The assessment of the
potential for sustainable utilization and captive breeding of
economically valuable species which could contribute to the
economic development of local people while at the same time
promoting the conservation of wild populations and their
of the capital and running expenditure required to implement all
aspects of the above.