This project aims to improve landscape-level land-use planning and promote community land management for conservation of globally significant biodiversity, including Asian elephants, in Myanmar.
The project will include a democratic, inclusive, and participatory approach to landscape-level land-use planning, which includes all segments of society, under which trust is built between government and local communities. The project goal is to promote sustainable and integrated landscape management across the entire Bago Region for the conservation of globally significant biodiversity (Asian elephants, several cat species, pangolins, and primates) through improved forest landscape connectivity and management, cooperative consultative community-based landscape planning, and anchored by improved management of the North Zamari Wildlife Sanctuary NZWS. These changes will be achieved through better policy, capacity building and participatory governance. Establishing vested interests among the communities in their forests and the protected area, with the support of government, will help to ensure long-term sustainability of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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