Enabling ecosystems to deliver sustainable development goals at Lake Indawgyi
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division, Forest Department, Indawgyi Environment and Development Association (IEDA), Mohnyin Natural Greening and Development Association, Indawgyi Natural Farming Association (INFA), Shan Maw Myae, Inn Chit Thu
The project will protect forest and wetland biodiversity including habitat for >20,000 birds and numerous threatened species, such as vultures, cranes, turtles, hog deer, pangolins, bears, langurs, gibbons and others, in the globally important Indawgyi Lake Biosphere Reserve. It takes an ecosystems approach at watershed scale, building capacity for collaborative conservation management and improving natural resource management and local livelihoods, benefitting 10,000 people. The project is particularly innovative in engaging the emerging private sector in Myanmar to support sustainable practices. Participatory management systems, sustainable natural resource use and improved sanitation bring biodiversity benefits to the Indawgyi Lake Biosphere Reserve and livelihoods and health benefits to more than 10,000 residents.