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2006

Sustainable Environmental Management and Eco-tourism for conservation in Scund, Socotra Yemen

Yémen

Titre : Sustainable Environmental Management and Eco-tourism for conservation in Scund, Socotra Yemen

Pays : Yémen

N° projet  : YEM/OP3/1/06/04

Durée : Start Date : 1/2006 End Date : 1/2008

Contexte
Scund is the highest mountains on Socottra Located at Latitude +13 87403 and Longitude +82 5289. The area consists of Nature Sanctuary and adjacent National park. The area is the main soucre of water for Socotra where heavy vegetation catch clouds and produce permanent water sources for downstream users. The community at Scun is semi nomadic pastoralist settling at the national park in seven different villages, 10.5 km from the water course and the site overlooking most of the Socottra territory and the spaced out Indian Ocean.

Résumé
The project aimed at assisting communities to acquire fresh water from a renewable source for drinking and for irrigating 29 gardens managed by women in their areas. In addition the project will assist community in the setting up of an eco-lodge for receiving eco-tourists in the area. Both water and tourism are supposed to support community managing their protected area and national park. Above all the project will empower men and women sustaining the use and conservation of natural resources for improving communities’ livelihood in the years to come . The community, women and the NGO members participants of the project will receive an intensive training for capacity building in gardening (on site), conservation, tourists at the ecology management (on mainland Yemen). This is to ensure sufficient capacity in managing resources that include revolving fund for project impacts and conservation work sustainability.

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 49,999.40
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 31,251.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 14,650.05

Bénéficiaire  : Dragon Blood Society for Conservation and Development, Scund, Socotra

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