Replanting and enhacing community participation in rehabilitation of degraded forest lands: a demonstration project at Pt. Chevalier, Praslin , Seychelles
Replanting and enhacing community participation in rehabilitation of degraded forest lands: a demonstration project at Pt. Chevalier, Praslin , Seychelles
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
TERRESTRIAL RESTORATION ACTION SOCIETY OF SEYCHELLES
Country:
Seychelles
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 28,400.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 40,858.00
Project Number:
SEY/SGP/OP4/Y3/CORE/2010/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
The GEF SGP project has stressed the need to: maintain the health of ecosystems; restore ecosystems; drastically reduce environmental stressors; promote and strengthen research and long-term monitoring of such ecosystems; and adapt action plans, management plans and policy development and documents to emerging and changing conditions. We do not expect that the potential impacts of climate change and climate variability will undermine interventions addressing other problems, but hopefully the project will provide information that will enable the implementation of actions to adapt to adverse changes.
Project sustainability
The impact of the project on the local environment was positive in that some 1400 trees were planted over more than 10 ha of land in three different locations during a 2-year span. This was done with community support that produced the 1400 plants in the absence of our nursery. By the end of the project, a lot of these plants have shown positive growth with species like Bwa dir, bwa-d-renet and bwa-d-tab doing exceptionally well. It is our hope that in a couple of years, these trees will have grown sufficiently to perform more effectively their function in the ecosystem. In addition, the project provided the opportunity to promote the use of native plants in better land management. The replanted land have benefited through an increase in their native biodiversity. The replanting of several hundred native plants will certainly benefit the ecosystem and the environment at large, in the future.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of globally significant species protected by project 4
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 40
Biophysical
Hectares of degraded land rest 2

Partnership

LOCAL

Grantee Contact

Dr. ELVINA HENRIETTE
Phone: +248722529
 

Address

BAIE STE ANNE
PRASLIN , P.O. BOX 4057

SGP Country office contact

Ms Lyndy Bastienne
Phone:
248 4225914
Email:

Address

UNDP TECHNICAL OFFICE, First Floor Le Chantier Mall, Victoria
Victoria, Mahe