Project Category
Project Category
Bio-diversity
Project Description
Project Description
To carry out community managed reforestation of the mangroves at approximately 1000 acers in Sanhri Creek(coastal areas) of Taluka Kharochan District Thatta. 2. To mobilize and organize communities for the protection and enhancing participatory mangrove resource management in coastal area of the Taluka Kharochan District Thatta Activities of the Project Preparing Mangrove Resource Management Plans of the target communities. The plans will be prepared through extensive consultation with the communities, Sindh Forest Department. The plans will set reforestation targets, conservation measures and the actions to be taken by the communities. Reforestation of mangroves on 1000 acers at the selected sites in Kharochan. For this three mangrove species i-e Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops tagal and Aegiceras corniculatam will directly be sown whereas for the Avicenna marina plantation,a nursery will be established and than plantation will be carried out. Mangrove reforestation activity will be carried out in accordance with the plans of the communities. Formation of Plantation teams comprised of local men and women of the target communities. The community teams will be engaged in plantation of the mangroves at the selected sites. Collection of seeds/saplings for plantation of identified species of mangroves Plantation monitoring and coordination through onsite visits. The project will request Sindh Forest Department for their technical input on the plantation and provide feedback for the improvement. Formation of the mangrove resource management committees of the communities through Social mobilization and sensitization sessions. Community Guards will be inducted for the monitoring of the magrove plantation. Communities will be mobilized to reduce fuel wood consumption and control the camels in the mangrove forest. Conducting collective community meetings with the cameleers, wood cutters for sustainable use of the mangrove forests. Community leaders and activists will be involved in those meetings to motivate them for the protection of the mangrove forests. Organizing Trainings on`Community Organization Management` and`Sustainable Use of the Natural Resources` for the members and office bearers of Mangrove Resouce Management Committees. Organizing awareness sessions for the communities, school children on mangrove conservation with the objective to oreint them on sustainable use of the mangrove forests. Organizing networking and coordination meetings with Sindh forest department, UNDP GEF SGP Partners, WWF, IUCN and other civil society organizations to share lessons learnt, challenges and progress Organizing one exposure visit of the communities to the other mangrove plantation to learn conservation practices of other communities. Generating financial and narrative progress reports and submission to the GEF SGP Final Evaluation of the Project Lessons Learnt Workshop of the Project to share successes and failures, lessons learnt with the stakeholders. Preparing a video documentary of the project and sharing it with stakeholders, general public Result Indicators Community-based mangrove resource management in and around coastal belt of Kharochan Tahsil at about 1000 acers # of Mangrove Resource Management Plans of communities prepared and used for the management of mangrove forests. of hactors of mangroves reforested # of conservation measures taken by the communities local community is involved in conservation process and sensitized for the sustainable management of mangrove resources # of community mangroves resource management committees formed and sensitized on the mangroves conservation Indicator # of communities are involved in the mangroves plantation and conservation Indicator # of community members are supervising the mangroves plantation Increased awareness among the community and civil society on Mangrove Ecosystem Management Indicator # of NGOs and community members attend conservation measures Indicator# of consultative meetings with the communities, NGOs on Mangrove Resource Management Future Partnership amongs communities and conservation organizations are nurtured to support rehabilitation of the mangrove fores Reduced the risk of tropical cyclones and sea erosion Indicator # of hactors of Magroves forest rehabilitated and conserved Following are the anticipated results of the project: Community-based mangrove resource management in and around coastal belt of Kharochan Tahsil at about 1000 acers A general sequestration of the Carbon is brought about by the project. local community is involved in conservation process and sensitized for the sustainable management of mangrove resources Increased awareness among the community and civil society on Mangrove Ecosystem Management. Building resilience of the communities to cyclone and sea erosion.
Country
Country
Pakistan
Our Reference Number
Our Reference Number
2218418140519
 
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