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2013

COMMUNITY FORESTRY AND LIVELIHOODS IN OAK FORESTS KABIRKOUH, DAREHSHAR (IRAN)

Iran

Titre : COMMUNITY FORESTRY AND LIVELIHOODS IN OAK FORESTS KABIRKOUH, DAREHSHAR (IRAN)

Pays : Iran

N° projet  : IRA/SGP/OP5/STAR/CC/12/11(150)

Durée : Start Date : 5/2013 End Date : 5/2014

Contexte
Darehshahr Township located in the vicinity of Kabirkouh in Zagros region, is surrounded by 59,500 ha of forest and 656,000 ha of rangelands. Grazing capacity of the rangeland is estimated for 7 months for 24,000 livestock. However, 73,000 livestock are directly and indirectly depended on the rangeland to graze which is 3 times as its capacity. In addition 12% increase in population of the residents in the past ten years and recent rise in fuel price has increased dependency of locals on the natural resources for cooking and heating purposes. Dependency of residents on natural resources has imposed considerable damage to the environment ; 1,000 ha of forest have been cut and 6,000 ha of the rangeland are destroyed. It is estimated that 5,000 trees including Oak, Almond and other local species are annually cut.

Résumé du projet
The project activities are :
Holding awareness raising workshops to promote general knowledge of local people about their environment
Introducing alternative livelihoods to increase income of the families including production of herbal medicine and bee keeping and marketing the products
Optimizing livestock breeding activities to reduce pressure on the rangelands
Improve coppicing activities through workshops for beneficiaries
Establishing a local development fund to encourage and support small income generating activities
Holding workshops for students for familiarizing them with the importance of environment
Planting local species of trees and other plants to rehabilitating the plant coverage
Optimizing fuel consumption through introducing high efficiency cooking and heating equipment
Publishing lessons learned and project results in forms of booklet and multimedia

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 7,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 28,000.00

Bénéficiaire  : ANJOMANE HEMAYAT AZ MOHITE ZIST VA MANABE TABIYIE DARESHAHR

GEF Small Grants Programme

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