Biodiversity Heritage Associates Africa
Post Office Box KA30426 - Airport-Accra
0302 980216 / 0244277795

GIS and remote sensing

BHA Africa employs state-of-the-art GIS infrastructure for mapping and spatial data analysis. With this tool, we advise our clients (government and agencies, businesses, individuals, local people).

We assist you integrate geospatial technology into your business processes to improve information management, decision making, and service delivery. To discuss your geospatial needs with us, please contact us atgeospatial@bmaafrica.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

TEEB has emerged as a tool for applying biodiversity valuation in policy and management decisions. This has become an important tool for providing relevant and important information regarding the economic and non-economic values of nature and how these values can be used to make more informed decisions at various levels. For more information, go the TEEB website.

Community Biodiversity Use tool

The Community Biodiversity Use (CBU) Tool is an approach to identify and assess how biodiversity is used by local communities in an area. This approach adopts a process of learning about rural biodiversity use in an intensive, interactive, and expeditious manner, using a range of methods, tools, and techniques including the following field surveys, focus group discussions, direct observation, group interviews, questionnaire administration, and participatory mapping techniques. For more information, please contact Conservation Alliance website.

Community Level Innovation Approach (CLI)

CLI is an adaptive approach which requires an analysis of exogenous and endogenous variables that influence how social actors not only act collectively but do so in ways that respond to changing circumstances fostering the capacity for adaptive management. The complexity of community structures requires that a suite of approaches is used to carefully identify and select community innovators. This may require the use of qualitative (e.g. mapping) and/or quantitative (e.g. surveys) techniques depending on how much information already exists. The innovative members are then constituted into a group as a locally governed Landscape Management Committee (LMC), to facilitate the wide-scale adoption of best NRM practices. The participation of members of LMCs helps to resolve local challenges and they work to conduct community education and create awareness about the challenge(s) and solution(s) at hand. LMCs serve as a resource for resolving individual, family and community challenges regarding natural resource use, rather than as an agency where specific programs are located.