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Ghodaghodi’s Guardians: Communities restoring a Ramsar wetland at watershed scale


Ref: 26012
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Hem Sagar Baral
Lead Institution: ZSL - Conservation Programmes - Asia
Host Country Institutions: Himalayan Nature, Department of Forests and Soil Conservation, Ghodaghodi Municipality (GM), "Comprehensive Ghodaghodi Lake and Tourism Development Board(CGLTDB)"
Start Date: 2019-04-01
End Date: 2022-03-31
Funding: £320,931.00
Website: www.zsl.org
Status: Current
Regions: South Asia
Countries: Nepal
Purpose: This project will begin restoring the ecological integrity of a globally-significant Ramsar wetland — the Ghodaghodi Lake Area in Nepal - to increase well-being and water security whilst protecting biodiversity. Ghodaghodi Lake Area (GLA) is a globally-significant Ramsar wetland with high natural capital and biodiversity, playing a crucial role in enabling conflict-free species movement through the transboundary Western Terai Complex. However, fast-growing tourism, agro-pollution, over-grazing and over-fishing threaten this critical ecosystem. This project will begin restoring GLA’s ecological integrity through community-led, natural capital-based sustainable management. This will increase well-being and water security, while protecting biodiversity and connectivity through sustainable tourism, women-led cooperatives, land-use planning, biological monitoring and Bird Sanctuary declaration.
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Documents:
Title: 26-012 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf]