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Side Event #1887


Date Monday
2016.12.12 @ 13:15
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Room Contact Group 8 Meeting Room
Universal Building, main floor
Capacity: 45 people
Conference COP 13 / CP-COP-MOP 8 / NP-COP-MOP 2
Title Achieving Conservation Outcomes through Integrated Landscape Approaches
WII | Moefcc | WB | FD UK | F&ED Gujarat | ICIMOD |
Ecosystem Approach and Restoration


Large landscapes having globally significant biodiversity also have potential for supporting enhanced economic growth, employment generation and sustainable production. Balancing resource extraction with resource conservation, and ensuring livelihoods and food security for resource-dependent communities and allowing for sustainable production are the cornerstones of Integrated Landscape Approaches for Conservation (ILAC). India has successfully taken lead in piloting and testing the implementation of ILAC approach in a number of landscapes/ seascapes in the country.
One of such initiatives entitled “Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Improvement Project (BCRLIP)” is being implemented by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India with the funding support of World Bank in partnerships with State Forest Departments (SFDs) in few important landscapes of India. Wildlife Institute of India(WII) is a Knowledge Partner in this initiative facilitating this new shift in conservation approach through generation and dissemination of new knowledge for building capacities among different stakeholders for translating this approach at ground level. Other two implementation partners of this project i.e. Gujarat Forest Department (GFD) and Uttarakhand Forest Department (UAFD) are responsible for implementation in Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) and Askot in the State of Gujarat and Uttarakhand respectively since 2013. While LRK has innovated new approaches for microplanning, institution building processes at the grass root level and integration with other developmental agencies; Askot has important lessons with respect to revival and strengthening of traditional local level institutions of Van Panchayats in association with local self governments. Similar initiatives for transboundary landscapes are being undertaken by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) which would like to add value to the side event by sharing a series of knowledge products, Inclusive Protocols, Best Case Studies; and  Launch of the “Landscape journey process tool kit for Hindukush Himalayan Region” aimed at improving multi-stakeholders driven  integrated planning at different levels in the landscapes.

A dialogue forum will also be organized to share the innovative processes of generation of knowledge and knowledge products for landscape conservation by WII in association with MoEFCC and World Bank. Similarly GFD and UAFD will share their experiences in capacity building and institution building processes at grass root level and integration with other agencies in their respective areas. Dedicated presentations on above good practices from India and Hindukush will be followed by an open dialogue forum for participants from different countries to share their experiences. It is planned to take forward the forum discussions by developing a compendium of global good practices for landscape conservation initiatives. This side event will also include an exhibition of different knowledge products prepared by WII and ICIMOD for landscape conservation.

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Village micro planning for biodiversity conservation and livelihood security-A Guide book.

This is a document prepared for use of practitioners who are involved in village microplanning for landscape conservation projects. The guideline provides fundamentals principles about processes and format for preparing the microplans for different villages in a landscape with objective of biodiversity conservation and livelihood security of local communities. The livelihoods provided in the document give a blend of alternative options as well as use of biodiversity and natural resources as income generating activities. The guidelines also provides examples for different aspects of planning which help the planners to prepare the microplans in systematic way.


village microplanning, landscape conservation projects, preparing the microplans, biodiversity conservation, livelihood security of local communities  

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Glimpses of capacity building programme for different stakeholders under BCRLIP

The project revolves around building of new capacities among different stakeholders in four landscapes of India. Innovating approaches have been tried for different training programme covering officers of policy level, mid level professionals, front-line professionals, village communities, women members, NGOs and employees of other line agencies controlling different land uses.


new capacities among different stakeholders, land uses  

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