Promoting agro forestry by introducing mix vegetation and shady plantation along with coastal biodiversity conservation.
Promoting agro forestry by introducing mix vegetation and shady plantation along with coastal biodiversity conservation.
Pooneryn is the location selected as it is one of the areas affected by the civil war for three decades. This region consists of different types of natural ecosystems which are fragile. However, with the accelerated developmental activities susceptible to destruction and alteration of natural ecosystem into man-made ecosystems due to anthropogenic activities. Sand mining, road developmental activities, encroachment of wetlands for different activities and converting the natural land into paddy fields are the main activities cause the vulnerability.
The community in the selected region is directly relying on these resources for their livelihood. A proper planning and implementing a community-based conservation measure with an income generation for the local shall be one of the ideal ways to sort out the rapid depletion of the resources. The need analysis has been done with a site survey and engaged with the local. This has been done regularly over the past three years through different programmes by Save a Life. These discussions paved way to select the proposal to address the major concerns of the local community.

Project Snapshot

Save a Life
Sri lanka
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 126.20
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 252.40
Project Number:
Project activities completed, final reports pending
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Currently both men and woman are engaging in income generation for their family. Even though some woman headed families were identified in the preliminary survey. Woman will be selected in major cases for the livelihood options. Gender equality will be considered in all aspects throughout the project.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
For public awareness Save a Life intends to do the following; focus group discussions with community, authorities, and relevant officials; conduct public awareness campaigns in tree plantations, workshops, and training programs; publishing newspaper article and advertisements; conducting social media campaigns and creating a new website.
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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Dinali Jayasinghe


UNDP, 202-204, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, P.O. Box 1505
Colombo 7