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Securing the future for Gurney's Pitta and its forest habitat

 

Key Facts

FUNDING SCHEME ICON
FUNDING SCHEME
Post-Project
VALUE ICON
VALUE
£76,776
WHERE ICON
WHERE
Thailand, Burma (Myanmar)

Summary

The purposes of this Post Project are i) to reverse habitat loss of Gurney’s Pitta (GP) in southern Thailand by forest restoration with community involvement and ii) to clarify the species’ status elsewhere. This represents a logical application of the outputs of the original project, which i) generated knowledge and capacity to enable forest restoration within the bird’s small range in southern Thailand and ii) produced a technical restoration strategy. The Post Project aims to implement the strategy by restoring critical areas of GP habitat. In order to achieve a lasting legacy, implementation of the restoration strategy will also require increased community involvement, both to help restore forest and to safeguard restored forest into the future. Community development will therefore form an important part of the Post Project. The original project also generated information on GP population density, distribution and ecological requirements. The results raised further questions relating to the species’ distribution and population that the Post Project will resolve. Doing so will have profound consequences for the species’ future conservation. The Post Project therefore flows logically from the original project.
 
Status Completed
Reference EIDPO024
Round 16
Start 01/04/2009
End 30/06/2011

Project Leader

Lead Organisation

Project Partners
Birdlife - Indochina, National Parks, Wildlife & Plant Conservation Dept, Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, BANCA - Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association, Forest Restoration Research Unit - FORRU of Chiang Mai Uni


Regions
East Asia

Biomes
TROPICAL FOREST, FORESTS

Threats To Biodiversity
LAND USE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

Broad Approches
SPECIES CONSERVATION, IN SITU, ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION, POLICY, COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

Specific Tools
RESEARCH TRAINING, PARTICIPATORY, CEPA, PROTECTED AREAS, REHABILITATION, NBSAP

Countries
Thailand, Burma (Myanmar)



Documents:
Download: Final Report - EIDPO024 FR - 22/12/2011

Download: Half Year Report - EIDPO024 HY2 - 09/02/2011

Download: Annual Report - EIDPO024 AR1 - 23/12/2010

Download: Half Year Report - EIDPO024 HY1 - 27/09/2010

Download: Application Form - EIDPO024 Application - 09/04/2009