Himalayan Nature, Department of Forests and Soil Conservation, Ghodaghodi Municipality (GM), Comprehensive Ghodaghodi Lake and Tourism Development Board(CGLTDB)
Inland waters, Wetlands
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Community management, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, General measures, Sustainable use
Tourism, Protected areas, Cepa, Training, Research, Research training
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.