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2000

Rangeland Rehabilitation and Establishment of a Wildlife Reserve in the Syrian Steppe Consolidation Phase

Syria

Titre : Rangeland Rehabilitation and Establishment of a Wildlife Reserve in the Syrian Steppe Consolidation Phase

Pays : Syria

Identification du projet : GCP/SYR/009/ITA

Durée : phase principale (1995-2000) ; phase consolidation (2000 – 2004)

Description
The general development objective of the project is to prepare government and communities to ensure sustainability of introduced range rehabilitation techniques, and to implement the conservation management plan of ATWR through participatory approaches.
The first immediate objective is to develop field-tested techniques for rehabilitation of rangelands under dry Al Badia conditions, in order to apply them to desert steppe areas. To reach this goal, an area of 1200 hectares will be reseeded, resulting in 7400 hectares improved range areas. An environment monitoring system will be established and tested, and a grazing management plan for all cooperatives will also be drafted.
The project’s second objective is to prepare national counterpart institutions, including local community institutions, national project staff and project target groups to take over full responsibility for a project follow-up. In this respect project staff and counterparts will receive advanced training related to : integrated range ecosystem management ; sustainable range management and wildlife conservation for extension for mobile and semi-mobile herders ; and improved information flow for enhanced cooperation

Partenaire : Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform

Budget : phase principale : US$2 810 973 - phase consolidation : US$1 886 000

FAO – Government of Italy Cooperative programme

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