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Community-led conservation of Marsh crocodile & Smooth Coated Otter

August 9, 2014



Project Number: PAK/SGP/OP5/Y2/STAR/2013/01 Country: Pakistan Area Of Work: Biodiversity Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 18,469.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 20,208.00 Start Date: 6/2014 End Date: 5/2015 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: The project is aimed at conserving Marsh Crocodile and Smooth Coated Otter in the area of lower Nara Canal wetland, Makhi forest and Chotiari Reservoir that will also supplement to other fauna & flora life of the area. Objective1: To contribute on Marsh crocodile & Smooth coated otter conservation efforts in Nara and Chotiari wetland Complex through awareness raising activities. Activities under objective 1.1 Assessment MoU & NoC from District Govt. Sanghar 1.2 NoC from Sindh wildlife Department 1.3 Assessment of the population status and habitat for the Marsh Crocodile and smooth coated otter in Nara and Chotiari wetland Complex. 1.4 Formation & organize 3 local community organization to create sense of ownership for Conserving and protecting Marsh Crocodile and smooth coated otter. 1.5 5 Community meetings for mobilizing of local organized communities organizations for creating sense of ownership for Conserving and protecting Marsh Crocodile and smooth coated otter. 1.6 4 Community Eco guards to protect Hotspot areas of Marsh Crocodile and smooth coated otter to avoid poaching and hunting of these species. 1.7 Organize 1 training events for local communities to avoid poaching and hunting of these species and sustainable use of Natural Resource Management 1.8 Organize 1 cultural events to promote environmental awareness through traditional folk wisdom of Nara and Makhi forest area 1.9 Promote Environmental Education in High Schools in which Nature conservation clubs will be established in 2 Schools at Nara and Chotiari wetland complex 1.10 Celebration of 2 significant Environmental days in Schools by involving communities and other stakeholders Objective 2: To Improve institutional capacity and awareness for sustainable conservation and collaboration with stakeholders for creating linkages at local, policy, planning and decision-making level. Activities under objective 2.1 To arrange 2 project orientation meetings with project stakeholders including govt. line departments (wildlife, zoological survey, Zoology department of universities, forest, irrigation, agriculture, fisheries, livestock) NGOS, Academia and Media to enhance awareness and seek their support for project implementation. 2.2 Consultation meeting with all stakeholders particularly Sindh wildlife department to identify visible and invisible threats to the population of Crocodile and smooth coated otter species. 2.3 To mobilize and establish Nara and Chotiari conservation forum for sustainable conservation of the Marsh Crocodile and smooth coated otter. 2.4 To arrange 4 Quarterly meetings of Nara and Chotiari Conservation forum 2.5 To enhance the capacity building by providing 1

Project completion date : 2015-05-31 12:00:00

Major organization : SGP THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME

Address : House # 144, Defence Officers Housing Society, Phase 1 Hyderabad, Asia, 71000 Attn: Mr. Masood Lohar



Country :Pakistan

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234


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