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Biodiversity Conservation through Tourism in Wakhan (Afghanistan)


Titre : Biodiversity Conservation through Tourism in Wakhan (Afghanistan)

Pays : Afghanistan

N° projet  : AFG/SGP/OP4/Y3/RAF/13/11 (Nov 26, 2013)

Durée : Start Date : 12/2013 ; End Date : 12/2014

Résumé du projet
“Biodiversity Conservation through Tourism in Wakhan District”, to be implemented by Wakhan Pamir Association (WPA). Wakhan is one of the most important landscapes in Afghanistan for biodiversity. It is home to a number of threatened species, including snow leopard, Marco Polo sheep, urial, brown bear and others. Conservation of biodiversity in Wakhan is of utmost importance to Afghanistan, and to the long-term benefit of the local communities.
Tourism offers the best hope to reduce poverty among the Wakhan people in a manner that compliments biodiversity conservation. Therefore tourism is of primary importance to Wakhan. Even though much of Afghanistan is being affected by conflict, Wakhan remains one of the few stable and peaceful parts of the country. As a result, since 2006 Wakhan has been receiving a steady stream of foreign visitors and is increasingly catching the interest of eco-tourists and adventure travellers.


Grant Amount : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 43,290.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 18,060.00

Bénéficiaires  : Wakhan Pamir Association

Présentation (SGP)

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