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


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Ref: 26-012

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Himalayan Nature, Department of Forests and Soil Conservation, Ghodaghodi Municipality (GM), Comprehensive Ghodaghodi Lake and Tourism Development Board(CGLTDB)
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£320,931.00
Regions:
South Asia
Biomes:
Inland waters, Wetlands
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Community management, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, General measures, Sustainable use
Specific Tools:
Tourism, Protected areas, Cepa, Training, Research, Research training
Countries:
Nepal
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
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.


Documents:
Title: 26-012 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-012 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-012 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-012 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00