Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal’s Protected Areas and Critical Corridors

One adult male Asian elephant with large tusks walks along grassy ground with water and tall grasses in the background

The project seeks to promote integrated landscape management to conserve globally significant forests and wildlife. Over the five year project period, the project objective will be achieved through the implementation of four interconnected components: 1) National capacity and enabling environment for cross-sectoral coordination to promote forest and landscape conservation – a national-level component to develop institutional and coordination capacity at all levels, to benefit planning and conservation of the overall TAL; 2) Integrated Planning WWF/GEF Project 9437 – Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal’s PAs and Critical Corridors for Protected Area Buffer Zones and Critical Corridors in the Terai Arc Landscape – support for improved planning for all seven corridors of the TAL and assessments to determine priority sites for intervention within a targeted sub-set of the landscape, the Banke-Bardia complex, including Kamdi and Karnali corridors; 3) Forest and human-wildlife conflict management for improved conservation of targeted protected area buffer zones and corridors in the Terai Arc Landscape – training and onground implementation of sustainable forest and wildlife management activities in the targeted Banke-Bardia complex, including support for community based natural resource management, mitigation of human wildlife conflict, and reducing the impacts of linear infrastructure on wildlife; and 4) Knowledge Management and Monitoring and Evaluation – to bring practitioners together from across the landscape, help develop a coherent vision of integrated landscape management, share resources and lessons learned across all levels of intervention and prepare the way for replication and upscaling of project results.

  • camera trap image of tiger in Terai Arc landscape

    The project targets Forest and human-wildlife conflict management

  • In the Khata CorriAdult and child collect grasses on the floor of the community forest in Khata Corridor, Nepal

    The project supports sustainable forest management

  •  Landscapes of Dolpa

    the project aims to reduce the impacts of linear infrastructure on wildlife

Country: Nepal
Focal area: Biodiversity, Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management
Project status: Implementation
GEF Project ID: 9437
Implementing Agency: WWF-US
Executing Agency: Ministry of Forests and Environment
GEF Project Grant: US$ 6,697,248
Co-financing total: US$ 42,622,653
GEF Agency Fee: US$ 619,266

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