Raising awareness of local communities to preserve the Snow Leopard and its ecosystems on the territory of the Rasht region of Tajikistan
"Raising awareness of local communities to preserve the Snow Leopard and its ecosystems on the territory of the Rasht region of Tajikistan”. The overall project’s objective is about provision of educational and training campaigns for mountain areas of Rasht district; exhibition for children at the schools will be organized; broad community and civil awareness campaigns will be held amongst Hunters, Protected Areas officers, shepherds; new prototype and small-scale RES technologies and RES equipment will be provided to local livestock farmers and shepherds for lightening.
Area Of Work:
OP6 - Y5 (Jul 19-Jun 20)
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Economic - during the project, social and economic sustainability will be strengthened - by promoting information about the protection of mountain ecosystems and rare species and the sustainable livelihoods of local people, the project will help mitigate the impact of the anthropogenic process on the environment. Also, the environmental awareness of the local population will allow not only to preserve the value of nature, but also to introduce new and modern technologies into the daily life of the local population, without causing much damage to the environment. Training poor women in beekeeping will greatly enhance their economic well-being. (Getting the skills of a market economy and the ability to choose their business. The pursuit of economic independence, including employment. We can expect changes in the level of knowledge of women in business, the emergence of interest in opening their business. Institutional -the project will promote institutional sustainability by strengthening and expanding the current capacities of key institutions that are directly responsible for planning and managing protected areas, natural habitats, pastures and forests within the snow leopard distribution area in Tajikistan, and will help create a platform for well-trained with sufficient resources and adequately informed specialists in the management and monitoring of mountain ecosystems osisystems and species. During the preliminary analysis, the project will conduct a survey of project areas and provide support to the local administration (jamoat) for project activities. The project plans to conduct training seminars and trainings and involve key players such as PAs administration, jamoats, households and farms, user pasture associations and user forests. Within the framework of the project, the NGO Nihol intends to closely cooperate with the existing UNDP / GEF project “Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ecosystems of Pamir-Alay and Tian-Shan for the Protection of the Snow Leopard and Sustainable Community Life,” using its potential and its potential. Within the framework of the project, the NGO Nihol will closely cooperate and interact with the existing UNDP / GEF project “Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ecosystems of Pamir-Alay and Tian-Shan for the Protection of the Snow Leopard and Sustainable Community Activities,” using its potential and resources. Social- during the project, socio-economic sustainability will be enhanced through improved living conditions for rural communities. The project will primarily work through local governance structures (and assist in creating such structures where they do not yet exist), including through pasture associations and collective forest management committees, which are a mechanism for improving communication, interaction and cooperation between holders of land tenure rights, right holders, users of natural resources and relevant state, regional and local administrations. The project will also support the identification and use of cost-effective income-generating opportunities (for example, income from hunting duties, income from pasture tax, the provision of specialized tourism services, income from fines, etc.) to further increase the current budgets of responsible institutions.
The main problem of the snow leopard population remains the anthropogenic factor, the problem is global climate change. The preservation of snow leopards is especially important on the territory of the Tajik Republic due to the fact that conditions are provided for the survival of the entire species, as it is a kind of migration corridor between populations of snow leopards in northern Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The snow leopard is an ecological indicator of the health of natural high-mountain ecosystems; therefore, it is impossible to increase the population size without restoring their normal condition.
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|UNDP / GEF project “Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ecosystems of Pamir-Alay and Tian-Shan for the Protection of the Snow Leopard and Sustainable Community Activities|
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Boki Rahimzoda street 1 - 9
Garm , Rasht district , 735450