Cobra Collective CIC, Central Environment Authority (CEA), Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Urban Development Authority (UDA), Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Wetland Management Division, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Wetlands, Tropical forest, Forests
Threats To Biodiversity:
Pollution, Land use change
In situ, Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, General measures, Policy, Livelihoods
Research training, Research, Participatory, Monitoring, Rehabilitation, Nbsap
Colombo’s urban wetlands contain unique biodiversity that provide flood protection and numerous livelihood services. Despite this, wetland destruction continues. Although increased attention has been given to tackle wetland loss, government needs greater community engagement and biodiversity monitoring. This project develops a mechanism for aligning community wetland practices and monitoring with government policies. At the catchment scale, community best practices of wetland management, will be promoted to safeguard biodiversity, improve livelihoods and secure the well-being of 2.3 million people.