PARTICIPATION OF BAKHTIYARI MOBILE TRIBAL IN CONSERVATION OF INVERTED TULIPS SITE (IMPERIALIS SP. OR THE TEARING MARY) SUMMER GROUNDING YEYLAGH IN DASHT LALEH HAY VAJEGOUN
Project Location:Chaharmahalobakhtiari-Kohrang(Lat/Long:32.343692-50.778809)
Project background:

As part of SGP global initiative on ICCAs (indigenous community conserved areas), SGP has approved this project with the Council of Bakhtiati Mobile Tribe. Although the tribe is one of the major tribes in Iran, it lacked modern institutions and therefore was not considered an official entity by the government and was treated as individual herders. Recently, through the Joint efforts of CENESTA with support from IUCN CEESP and GEF SGP under the ICCA project Bakhtiari Confederacy has recently been formed which is the grantee of this project (133 A) for the field work in the summer grounding of the Tamouleh Tribe as part of the Bakhtiari Confederac. CENESTA will continue to support the group on policy discussions and documentation (133 B).


Project activities and outputs are:

•A letter of support from the Natural Resource Organization

•Participation of the Bakhtiati Tribe in the management of the Inverted Tulip site in Koohrang as a form of ICCA in the summer Yeylagh area,

•Defining new agreements with the municipality and the Natural Resource Organization on the tribe share of rights to the site

•Presentation of the Tribes culture and supporting their livelihoods for demonstration to tourists

•Strengthening the tribe Confederacy

•Cooperation with CENESTA for further follow ups and documentation of the project


 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: MOASSESE ASHAYER KOUCHRO EIL BAKHTIARI (Local CBO)
Country: Iran
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 4
Grant Amount: US$ 20,000.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 3,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 20,500.00
Project Number: IRA/SGP/OP4/RAF/Y3/09/09A (133A)
Start Date: 12/2009
End Date: 12/2013
Status: Satisfactorily Completed