Increasing the resilience of biodiversity and livelihoods in Colombo’s wetlands


Sri Lanka
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative

Ref: 27-007

Status: Current

Round:
26
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
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
Start Date:
01-09-20
End Date:
31-07-23
Funding:
£344,670.00
Regions:
South Asia
Biomes:
Wetlands, Tropical forest, Forests
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Pollution, Land use change
Broad Approches:
In situ, Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, General measures, Policy, Livelihoods
Specific Tools:
Research training, Research, Participatory, Monitoring, Rehabilitation, Nbsap
Countries:
Sri Lanka
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
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.


Documents:
Title: 27-007 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: 27-007 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00