Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection - 18_IV_075 - 10229 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

The project aims at institutionalizing an ecosystem approach to wetlands management, and effective implementation of the "National Programme on Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems". The outputs for achieving the objective are: i) an ecosystem approach of wetlands management for three selected Ramsarsites in two states; ii) establishing a wetlands monitoring system, including Ramsar Site Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (R-METT); iii) capacity development and institutional strengthening for wetlands management. Addressing management and capacity gaps at central and state levels will lead to a better protection of the wetlands’ biodiversity and ecosystem services. It will also enhance their climate resilience and improve livelihoods of communities living around the selected sites.

Predecessor project(s)
Participatory Management for Sustainable Use and Conservation of Wetland, Coastal and Marine Protected Areas

State of implementation/results

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change India (MoEFCC) selected the following 5 project sites: Pong und Renuka in Himachal Pradesh; Bhitarkanika and Chilika in Odisha; Point Calimere in Tamil Nadu.

Project data

Country:
India

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • " Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India"
  • "Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India",Wetlands International South Asia (WISA)

BMU grant:
€ 4,000,000

Duration:
09/2018 till 08/2022