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Protection of Char Tang-e Kushk-e Zar Wetland (Iran)


Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (CENESTA)

Titre : Protection of Char Tang-e Kushk-e Zar Wetland (Iran)

Pays : Iran

Date/Durée : Janvier 2005 – Septembre 2009

Char Tang-e Kushk-e Zar is a wetland in the summering grounds of the Kuhi Sub-tribe of the Qashqai Nomadic Pastoralist Confederation of Iran. Their wintering and summering grounds of Kuhi Sub-tribe are located in south of the city of Farrashband and Aas-e Paas Plain near Eghlid Township, respectively. The Kuhi Sub-tribe have moved a long distance between Farashband and Aas-e Paas each year and have protected the area for centuries. This wetland and its surrounding rangeland – rich in plant and bird diversity – are now under severe threat. The land use alteration, water pollution and drainage are among the most important factors threatening the Wetland.

The research will be conducted on the area to identify the characteristics of the Wetland with the help of the experts, and to identify the methods to ameliorate the problems with the full involvement of the local communities from the early stages of the project. The participatory workshops with Kuhi men, women and children will help in capacity building of the local communities which ensures the sustainability of the project.

The project activities are aimed at the following goals : * Empowerment of the stakeholders towards establishing Char Tang-e Kushk-e Zar Wetland as a CCA ; * Restoring the rights of the Kuhi to their customary range and the waters of the wetland as much as possible ; * Empowering the people to realize the value of the biodiversity and follow up with stakeholders. * Developing a management plan for the CCA through discussions with stakeholders including villages and officials.


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