Life - Ecological Restoration through Partnerships

Biodiversity Sri Lanka
Publié: 25 juin 2020
Dernière modification: 25 juin 2020
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Résumé

Biodiversity Sri Lanka in partnership with the Sri Lanka Forest Department, IUCN Sri Lanka and selected private sector partners, undertook a pilot project to establish a biodiversity baseline in a 10ha area of degraded rainforest, which was cleared for cultivation and subsequently abandoned, resulting in the colonization of it by the pioneer fern species Dicranopteris linearis, located in the Kanneliya Conservation Forest. The intension was to restore this area using principles of restoration ecology, to enhance its ecological functions, habitat quality, species diversity and its capacity to provide biodiversity and ecosystem services that is in close approximation to the surrounding wet lowland forest of which it was a part previously, before it was converted to its present state. The project aimed to develop a Biodiversity Credit Accrual System for Sri Lanka using the insights derived, with the objective of assigning a unit value for enhanced biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Classifications

Région
Asie du Sud
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
National
Ecosystème
Forêt de conifères tropicaux
Écosystèmes forestiers
Thème
Adaptation au changement climatique
Cadre juridique et politique
Connectivité / conservation transfrontières
Espèces exotiques envahissantes
Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
Restauration
Services écosystèmiques
Urban and Disaster Risk Management
Resilience and disaster risk management
Challenges
Sécheresse
Précipitations erratiques
Hausse des températures
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Incendies
Érosion
Perte de l'écosystème
Espèces envahissantes
Manque d'infrastructures
Objectifs de Développement Durable
ODD 9 - Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
ODD 12 - Consommation et production responsables
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Obectifs d'Aichi
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
Objectif 3: Attraits réformées
Objectif 4: Production et consommation durables
Objectif 5: Perte d'habitat réduite de moitié ou diminuée
Objectif 7: Agriculture, aquaculture et sylviculture durable
Objectif 9: Espèces exotiques envahissantes évitées et contrôlées
Objectif 10: Ecosystèmes vulnérables au changement climatique
Objectif 11: Aires protégées
Objectif 12: Réduction du risque d'extinction
Objectif 13: Sauvegarde de la diversité génétique
Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
Objectif 15: Restauration et la résilience des écosystèmes
Objectif 17: Stratégies de la biodiversité et des plans d'action
Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance
Objectif 20: Mobiliser toutes les ressources disponibles
Approches pour l’engagement des entreprises
Engagement direct avec une entreprise
Engagement direct avec des associations

Emplacement

Halgahawala, Opatha, Sri Lanka

Les impacts positifs

Partners involved in the pilot project will be recognized as pioneers in this novel scheme and will be the first private sector companies to earn biodiversity credits from restoration activities, which will be recorded in a 'Bio-register' and may at a later stage be used for managed offsetting of their biodiversity footprint. The project also monitors progress with respect to changes in species diversity and composition in the restored area and measurable changes in ecosystem services such as improvement in soil and water quality and quantity within the restoration site. The project has also provided ample opportunities for staff engagement programs. Partners will contribute towards the formulation of a white paper for consideration of state agencies in the formulation of a well thought out national policy for biodiversity off-setting - thus enabling project owners, with incentives to manage land for conservation purposes for the first time in the country. It is also a means of improving the livelihoods of the surrounding communities through indirect benefits such as improved ecosystem services from the project and direct involvement in terms of employment in the various roles required by the project.

Contribué par

Harshini de Silva Pandithasekera