Natural Resources Conservation Outside Protected Areas
What is the Project About
The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, supports community-initiated conservation efforts outside designated protected areas in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. This includes strengthening the capacity of communities to monitor and sustainably manage their resources.
What Have We Accomplished So Far
- Project management units at national and state levels constituted
- Micro-plans for identified Community Conserved Areas in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh prepared, which has enabled a more comprehensive understanding of biodiversity profile and livelihoods in these areas
- About 6,000 Community Conserved Areas in Odisha and 250 such areas in Madhya Pradesh identified in partnership with local stakeholders. This has provided direction for interventions in these two states
- Livelihood generation and habitat development activities such as habitat improvement, basic infrastructure development, awareness generation programmes, health camps, rescue centres for wildlife, capacity building of stakeholders, studies, trainings in project states undertaken
Who Finances It
United Nations Development Programme
Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year
Stories of Change
Protecting the Ocean’s Ambassadors
Since 2009, UNDP in India has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Government of Odisha to conserve large areas of land outside protected areas and develop community conserved areas. Over 6,000 community conserved areas have been identified to support conservation activities in partnership with local communities. In the coastal district of Ganjam, the Rushikulya river is one such location. It is home to one of the most significant mass nesting sites of sea turtles in the world.
Conserving Habitats; Protecting Livelihoods: A Women’s Group in Orissa, India Leads the Way
UNDP is partnering with the Orissa government to mobilize local communities to conserve natural resources through building sustainable ecosystem based livelihoods and social capital.