Tree planting campaign [Bahamas]
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Reporting Entity: Bahamas
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Title of best practice:
Tree planting campaign
Prevailing land use in the specified location
- Human settlement
Contribution to Desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) measures
Section 1. Context of the best practice: frame conditions (natural and human environment)
Short description of the best practice
Native trees were planted in public areas to promote the advantages of these trees and encourage further plantings on the island.
Nassau, The Bahamas|
Estimated population living in the location:
Brief description of the natural environment within the specified location.
Predominantly disturbed land
Predominantly low and flat, with wetland areas.
The land is flat, low laying soil of limestone. The soil is alkaline, usually in the range 7.5 t0 8.5.|
Prevailing socio-economic conditions of those living in the location and/or nearby
US$29,700 per capita (based on purchasing power parity as estimated in 2009). |
ii. Banking & financial services
Most land on the island is privately owned; there are some areas of Government land and Crown Land.
Section 2. Problems addressed (direct and indirect causes) and objectives of the best practice
Main problems addressed by the best practice
-Lack of awareness and knowledge about trees and selection of trees to protect land and coastal areas
Outline specific land degradation problems addressed by the best practice
- Combating land vulnerability and erosion
Specify the objectives of the best practice
i. Increased awareness and knowledge
Section 3. Activities
Brief description of main activities, by objective
i. Site selection
ii. Tree selection & sourcing
Section 6. Adoption and replicability
Can you identify the three main conditions that led to the success of the presented best practice/technology?
In your opinion, the best practice/technology you have proposed can be replicated, although with some level of adaptation, elsewhere?
At which level?
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