Sports and adventure tourism development in Stepanavan
The project aims to enhance income-generating opportunities from tourism services through establishing a rope park and improving recreational facilities in forest areas of Stepanavan. The park will be created at the area adjacent to Stepanavan “Lore” Rescue Team NGO center, which is surrounded by pine forest. The rope park will be customized to different age groups and include a range of difficulty level obstacles. Parallel to creation of the rope park, it is envisaged to improve the recreation area by installing benches, information signboards and waste bins. The increasing number of park visitors will provide additional income to community members, who can sell their home-made products and host tourists in their houses. Through these activities, the project plans to demonstrate how “tree-friendly” activities can ensure local income generation and thus, reduce forest dependency of local population.
“LORE” rescue team of Stepanavan NGO
Area Of Work:
OP6 - Y3 (Jul17 - Jun 18)
Project Characteristics and Results
It is envisaged that the proper operation of the park can ensure long-term sustainability of the project. As per preliminary calculations, the average monthly income will make up $800, that will be directed to cover the maintenance costs, as well as organize different events: environmental campaigns, competitions, hiking tours, etc., which will mobilize the community as well as ensure increased number of visitors to the area.
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Knowledge and experience gained within the frameworks of the program will be summarized in manuals, booklets and video materials. Information and lessons learned will be shared with stakeholders at seminars, meetings, public discussions and through different networks and platforms for possible replication.
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Number and type of support linkages established with local governments/authorities 1
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 20
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 800
|Mr. Armen Arakelyan|
999 Antarayin St.
Stepanavan , Lori , 1905