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Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)


Titre : Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)

Pays : Iran

Durée : May 2013 // 2019

The second phase of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project builds on the results and achievements of the initial Wetlands Project launched in 2005 and funded by the Global Environment Facility. The second phase expands the project throughout the country. The goal is to enhance the sustainability of Iran’s wetland protected areas and conserve its globally-significant biodiversity. It will do so by establishing eco-system based wetland management plans and inter-sectoral coordination structures for 15 important Iranian wetlands A grant of US$ 3 million has been provided by the Government of Japan to UNDP, contributing to the revival of one of these important wetlands, Lake Urmia, from its current critical situation. The project specifically addresses the restoration of the lake through modelling local community participation, promotion of sustainable agriculture and effective reduction of water consumption. The project engages with local communities and farmers using sustainable agriculture techniques. This approach is expected to contribute to an increase of inflow to the lake as well as to the protection of the biodiversity in the area.

Partenaires : Government of the I.R. of Iran (Department of Environment, Ministry of Jihad Agriculture), Government of Japan

Financement : UNDP TRAC US $515,821 ; Government Of I.R. Iran (Parallel Funding) US $500,000 ; Government of Japan US $3,000,000

Présentation : PNUD

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