CMPA Technical Report Series No. 30. Socio-economic Baseline Assessment at Gosabara Wetland Complex and Khijadiya Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat

Amongst the baseline studies that were carried out as a part the CMPA project, this socio-economic assessment was carried out by UNNATI at two wetland sites in Gujarat: Gosabara Wetland Complex (GWC), Porbandar and Khijadiya Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar. It underscores the importance of engaging with people through processes where they themselves share, analyse and decide on the actions that are necessary for maintaining ecological balance and sustenance of their livelihood and well-being. The socio-economic baseline assessment describes the current situation for developing an integrated wetland management plan, as well as how to develop an understanding among the communities dependent on the wetlands about its ‘wise use’.