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2003

Rehabilitation of spring and forest grove with community participation and livelihood improvement (Mongolia)

Mongolie

Titre : Rehabilitation of spring and forest grove with community participation and livelihood improvement (Mongolia)

Pays : Mongolie

Numéro projet : MON/03/05

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 2003-2004

Bénéficiaires : Mongolian Forest Forum

Présentation
Although official statistics say that about 17 % of springs in Mongolia has been dried up over the last 15-20 years, in reality this number may exceed 30 %. This situation is most likely relates to climate change effects. Springs in dry Mongolia are largely drinking water sources for wild animals. They also support surrounding ecosystems, especially in steppe and desert areas. Many animals migrate from Gobi and desert region to steppe and mountain regions for water sources.
The objective of the grant is to improve pastureland use and management by rehabilitating a well and nearby spring by planting tree seedlings at its origin in order to organize herder livelihoods in harmony with nature as well as to improve water supply for wild animals.
During the project implementation, the origin of the spring has been fenced and protected. Willow and other tree seedlings have been planted. A small tree nursery has been established to raise seedlings for this and other places in the coming years.
Over 10 local herder families and many wild animals and surrounding ecosystem are now benefiting from the rehabilitated spring. Land degradation is reduced by a certain degree. Wild animals have now a water source.

Project Characteristics and Results
Main objective of the project is to enhance sustainable livelihoods of local people within the framework of the fruit and tree plantation and rehabilitation of spring and wells which are the main factor of supporing their livelihood in their lifestyle at the local level.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 7,740.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 1,222.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 1,695.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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