BfN Schriften 317 - Feasibility Study for a Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia
This feasibility study is the result of a one year project (January to December 2011) conducted by the Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature (MSF), a German NGO.
These specific criteria are again based on the three complementary and mutually reinforcing basic functions of BRs (cf. UNESCO 2004):
a) Conservation – contribute to the conservation of landscapes, ecosystems, species and genetic variation; importance for conservation at the regional or global scale;
b) Development – foster economic and human development which is socio-culturally ecologically sustainable; key projects and programs fostering sustainable economic and human development;
c) Logistic support – support for demonstration projects, environmental education and training, research and monitoring related to local, regional, national and global issues of conservation & sustainable development.