Community-based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor
The proposed project is the last fully-fledged phase aiming to consolidate efforts undertaken since 2006 in establishing a sustainable management system in the Ramsar wetland site of Tanguar Haor in Northern Bangladesh. As in earlier project phases, the government-led project is executed by IUCN Bangladesh and fully funded by SDC. The proposed 3rd project phase intends to consolidate the intervention by deepening the impact and broadening the outreach and prepares for a project phase-out. Activities to this end are reflected in the expected project outcome 3.
The wetland of Tanguar Haor is an important ecological area and Bangladesh’s only recognized Ramsar site. The area is since 2001 excluded from the otherwise typical leaseholder system for fishing and land use, which provides a unique opportunity to establish a natural resources management system based on principles of ecological sustainability and to the benefit of impoverished and often landless haor dwellers.
A co-management system for the Tanguar Haor Ramsar site is in place which conserves ecosystem values and services and provides a basis for a significantly improvement of livelihoods for rural communities. The co-management system unites representatives of the District Offices, Sub-District Offices, Union Parishads as well as from the communities. It acts as a facilitator, and insures that instructions from the Steering Committee are implemented, and regulations are applied.
Contraparte encargada de la implementación
IUCN Bangladesh (with sub-contracting arrangements with local NGOs and Helvetas/Swiss Intercooperation)
Resultados de las fases previas
Key data of the project
Seguridad alimentaria y agricultura
País o región:
Fase actual 3:
01.07.2012 - 30.06.2015
Presupuesto de la COSUDE para la fase actual:
Presupuesto total del proyecto para la fase en curso:
Número del proyecto: 7F-01013.03