Involving local communities in conservation process

Published: September 2019
Last edited: September 2019

To garner political and local support for Sangai conservation in KLNP, advocacy was done with all stakeholders. In addition, appropriate measures are being undertaken to improve the awareness of the local people for conserving the species and promote Sangai as the mascot of sustainable development through various capacity building programmes.

Classifications

Category
Alliance and partnership development
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Local
Subnational
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase
Implementation
Monitoring
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

1. State forest department's interest.

2. Sangai is an important cultural symbol in Manipur, and hence is considered as pride of Manipur, by local people and Government of Manipur.

3. Supportive Government of India, which provides funding and other support.

Lessons learned

1. Multi-stakeholder dialogue builds transparency and trust.

2. Addressing livelihoods of local communities dependent on resources is indispensable .