Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase II

OBJECTIVES The Sino-German strategic dialogue on environmental policy development and implementation supports the improvement of Chinese environmental governance. DESCRIPTION Since 2013, the Sino-German Environmental Partnership project has supported bilateral environmental policy dialogue through the exchange of experience and advice on various specialist topics. Thereby, the project enhances institutional and individual capacities through...

Support to the Management of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forests in Bangladesh (SMP-II)

OBJECTIVE The Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) under the Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is enabled to manage the Sundarbans in a sustainable manner through co-management by involving local resource users, efficient and standardised patrolling, and a proper ecological monitoring. CONTEXT The largely undisturbed Sundarbans mangrove forests in Bangladesh remains...

Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection

There are over 70 mangrove varieties found in the Bhitarkanika mangroves in Odisha which are also home to the highest density of saltwater crocodiles in India. Copyright: Debojyoti Mukherjee A couple returning with their catch in the...

Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in India (HWC)

OBJECTIVE The Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation (HWC) project aims at providing technical support at the national level, and effective implementation of HWC mitigation measures in selected states. The project pilot sites are: Haridwar Forest Division and adjoining landscape including Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, Gorumara Wildlife Division in West Bengal, and...

Sector Programme Implementing the Biodiversity Convention

OBJECTIVE Providing advice to BMZ on CBD issues Providng advice to BMZ on biodiversity portfolio development Advancing selected CBD issues Mainstreaming biodiversity in other fields of development cooperation Expanding capacity development services PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION The purpose of the Sector Programme is to support the implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan. To that end, it advises the...

Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project-Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

OBJECTIVE The ABS Partnership project aims at strengthening the capacities of the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), selected State Biodiversity Boards (SBB) and Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC). It also aims at creating awareness amongst commercial users of biological resources and associated traditional knowledge for the effective implementation of ABS mechanisms under...