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Ghodaghodi’s guardians: communities restoring a ramsar wetland at watershed scale

 

Key Facts

FUNDING SCHEME ICON
FUNDING SCHEME
Main Project
VALUE ICON
VALUE
£320,931
WHERE ICON
WHERE
Nepal

Summary

This project will begin restoring the ecological integrity of a globally-significant Ramsar wetland – the Ghodaghodi Lake Area in Nepal - to increase well-being and water security whilst protecting biodiversity. Ghodaghodi Lake Area (GLA) is a globally-significant Ramsar wetland with high natural capital and biodiversity, playing a crucial role in enabling conflict-free species movement through the transboundary Western Terai Complex. However, fast-growing tourism, agro-pollution, over-grazing and over-fishing threaten this critical ecosystem. This project will begin restoring GLA’s ecological integrity through community-led, natural capital-based sustainable management. This will increase well-being and water security, while protecting biodiversity and connectivity through sustainable tourism, women-led cooperatives, land-use planning, biological monitoring and Bird Sanctuary declaration.
 
Status Completed
Reference 26-012
Round 25
Start 01/04/2019
End 31/03/2022

Project Leader


Project Partners
Comprehensive Ghodaghodi Lake and Tourism Development Board(CGLTDB), Ghodaghodi Municipality (GM), Department of Forests and Soil Conservation, Himalayan Nature

Website

Regions
South Asia

Biomes
WETLANDS, INLAND WATERS

Threats To Biodiversity
LAND USE CHANGE

Broad Approches
SUSTAINABLE USE, GENERAL MEASURES, POVERTY REDUCTION, LIVELIHOODS, COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

Specific Tools
RESEARCH TRAINING, RESEARCH, TRAINING, CEPA, PROTECTED AREAS, TOURISM

Countries
Nepal

Conventions
CBD

Documents:
Download: Final Report - 26-012 FR - 02/03/2023

Download: Half Year Report - 26-012 HYR3 - 25/11/2021

Download: Annual Report - 26-012 AR2 - 11/08/2021

Download: Half Year Report - 26-012 HYR2 - 03/02/2021

Download: Annual Report - 26-012 AR1 - 25/08/2020

Download: Half Year Report - 26-012 HYR1 - 25/08/2020

Download: Application Form - 26-012 App - 26/09/2019