Effective Community Participation in Biodiversity Conservation Strategies

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Publié: 23 mai 2022
Dernière modification: 23 mai 2022
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Summary

This solution presents successful regeneration of forest and wildlife through active participation of grass root level community members in biodiversity conservation measures.

 

It involves the realization of the forest degradation and loss of wild species by sensitizing community members about the impending fallout of the ecosystem and the urgent need to care for Mother Earth and sustainable use of natural resources. This way various grass root level institutions come together for a global cause.

 

Communities actively participate in the effective implementation of strategies for biodiversity conservation (such as forgoing a Jhum cultivation cycle in the forest land adjacent to a Conservation Area).

Classifications

Region
Asie du Sud
Scale of implementation
Local
Mondial
National
Ecosystem
Forêt de conifères tropicaux
Forêt sempervirente tempéré
Écosystèmes forestiers
Theme
Accès et partage des avantages
Adaptation au changement climatique
Atténuation du changement climatique
Braconnage et la criminalité environnementale
Connaissances traditionnelles
Connectivité / conservation transfrontières
Diversité génétique
Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
Gestion des espèces
Gestion des terres
Gestion et Planification des Aires protégées et conservées
Indigènes
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Prévention de l'érosion
Restauration
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Science et recherche
Services écosystèmiques
Species Conservation and One Health Interventions
Conservation génétique
Évaluation du statut de l'espèce
Surveillance de la santé de la faune (pour capturer la biodiversité, la santé, les maladies et la surveillance des agents pathogènes)
Surveillance des espèces et recherche
Planification de la conservation des espèces
Communication des risques, engagement communautaire et changement de comportement
Évaluation des risques
One Health
Lien entre la biodiversité et la santé
Bonne gouvernance des paysages
Effets du changement climatique et de la pollution sur la santé
Challenges
Hausse des températures
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Perte de l'écosystème
Manque d'accès au financement à long terme
Manque d'autres possibilités de revenu
Manque d'infrastructures
Manque de sensibilisation du public et des décideurs
Manque de capacités techniques
Sustainable development goals
ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
ODD 4 - Éducation de qualité
ODD 5 - Égalité entre les sexes
ODD 6 - Eau propre et assainissement
ODD 8 - Travail décent er croissance économique
ODD 10 - Inégalités réduites
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
ODD 12 - Consommation et production responsables
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Sendai Framework
4: Réduire nettement, d’ici à 2030, la perturbation des services de base et les dommages causés par les catastrophes aux infrastructures essentielles, y compris les établissements de santé ou d’enseignement, notamment en renforçant leur résilience.

Emplacement

Longleng, Nagaland, India

Challenges

Environmental challenges:

  • Exploitation of the forest and its products
  • Deforestation for Jhum cultivation
  • Hunting wildlife for consumption and economic gain

Social challenges:

  • Forest boundary disputes are reduced/solved by introducing the concept of a joint Biodiversity Conservation Area by warring neighbour villages fulfilling peace in harmony with nature

Economic challenges:

  • Forest dependent communities are given alternative livelihood support through income generating activities such as piggery and ginger farming to augment their livelihood production and ensure economic sustenance

Beneficiaries

  • Members of Yaongyimchen, Alayong and Sanglu villages
  • The Solution also benefits local and global communities through participation in an effort to create an improved ecosystem

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

Please see the graphic below to understand the interaction.

Impacts

Environmental impact:

  • Regular sightings of wild animals and their documentation by camera trapping
  • Rich floral resources including plants with various ornamental and medicinal values are documented
  • The migratory bird Amur falcon began roosting in the Biodiversity Conservation Area and the local community members continue to welcome and host the visiting guest birds annually
  •  The number of roosting falcons is estimated to be increasing every year

 

Social impact:

  • Communities work together for the cause of biodiversity conservation which serves as a binding factor for community members from different clans and age groups
  • Roosting of Amur falcon brings people from various cultures and fields together to document, research and witness the beautiful sights of falcons roosting in the area

 

Economic impact:

  • The initiative has promoted the community to shift towards creating a Nature-based recreational area in their forest for income generation

Story

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Y Nuklu Phom was born in Yaongyimchen, a small village in the Eastern part of Nagaland, located in North-East India. An ardent lover of nature, having witnessed the dramatic loss of biodiversity, Y Nuklu Phom started to associate with the community in his ancestral village to establish a Community Biodiversity Conservation project. He spent many years with the elders of Yaongyimchen, Alayong and Sanglu village and could convince them to set aside around 15 sq.km of forest to allow the biodiversity of that area to thrive without any human interference. It has been a great success. His work has been globally recognized and was awarded the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature in 2021.

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Lima Phom LEMSACHENLOK Society

Other contributors

Community members of Yaongyimchen, Alayong and Sanglu villages
Yaongyimchen village, Alayong village, Sanglu Village