Restoration of Chilghoza forest ecosystem in Suleman range, Balochistan province, Pakistan

Published: 16 July 2021
Last edited: 16 July 2021

Participative dispute management


Out of several other potential solutions, the one that really worked was embedded deep in the community norms and culture. In order to solve longstanding communal conflicts that hindered the restoration of land and protection of the Chilgoza forest ecosystem, the programme seek consultation and advice from representatives and heads of the involved communities. Starting with a smaller group of forest owner families in conflict over an abandoned piece of communal agricultural land, the programme was able to set an successful example for a dispute settlement approach in the region that enabled further landscape restoration activities.


Management planning
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

Trust of local community, participation of community leaders and government support.

Lessons learned

The programmes facilitation to use local knowledge for identification of a solution supporting their culture and norms was crucial.  

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