Outcome: State and local stakeholders are implementing their improved knowledge and management capacities for the conservation and sustainable, climate-friendly management of wild fish and invertebrate populations in 4 states of the North Eastern Region of India.
Population growth, increasing intensity of use and the consequences of climate change are increasingly threatening aquatic habitats and their ecosystem services in the North Eastern Himalayan region of India.
Against this background, the overall project objective is to strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of the unique aquatic ecosystems in the region, which are the basis of life for millions of people. To this end, the capacities of relevant stakeholders for the participatory development of protection and sustainable use concepts for aquatic resources in selected river sections in four North Eastern states are being promoted. The developed concepts will then be validated in selected pilot projects. Relevant actors are the Indian administrative and research institutions concerned, but also local user groups.
The project objective contributes to the sustainable securing of the livelihoods of river riparian communities.
APPROACH/FIELD OF INTERVENTION
Field research, pilot protected areas, community involvement
4 States in the North Eastern Region: Assam, Megahalaya, Nagaland, Manipur