Increasing the resilience of biodiversity and livelihoods in Colombo’s wetlands
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.
Wetland Management Division, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka, Urban Development Authority (UDA), Central Environment Authority (CEA), Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Cobra Collective CIC
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