WHAT HAS THE PROJECT DONE SO FAR?

The project has already initiated a dialogue between government regulatory agencies, NGOs, CBOs and the local community.  The continuous dialogue has generated site level action plans to address local level requirements for biodiversity conservation.  An assessment has been undertaken for values of the resources to the local community as well as the threats to the target ecosystems as perceived by the local communities.   

This is a typical Integrated Conservation and Development Project (ICDP) involving and addressing community livelihood needs as well as conservation. The approach is to involve existing institutions (sectoral departments, NGOs and CBOs) to implement on the ground activity.  The project partners have been involved in the development of site action plans and appropriate interventions such as Collaborative Forest Management (CFM) initiatives are now being implemented at the ecosystem level.  The partners are also being strengthened in order to work with local communities.  They now understand that these local level initiatives contribute to overall global conservation effort.  

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