Integrated Biodiversity Conservation through Development of Alternative Income Generation Methods for the Communities around the Creasta Cocosului Reserve”.
The project aims at increasing community participation in decision making, considering the economic needs of the local people and biodiversity protection in the Creasta Cocosului Reserve and its buffer zone. The activities include: capacity building of the local groups to enhance participatory planning of nature-friendly management of the local forrests, grasslands and upland wetlands; sustainable harvesting and use of natural products, i.e. non-timber forrest products; job creation through eco-tourism development.
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Project Characteristics and Results
Besides biodiversity management in the Creasta Cocosului Reserve, the project has an impact in related productive sectors of the local economy: forestry and grazing. The participatory planning of the use of these natural resources will explore practical solutions that will be integrated in local regulations and included by the local authorities in the community development plans.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Capacity building in local groups will allow them for participatory planning of nature friendly management high-valued local forests, grasslands and wetlands. The local groups will be also involved in practical activities in the reserve, such as visitor trails and wayside exhibition arrangement, bird watching tower construction and buffer zone delimitation.
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Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 25
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 2175
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