The component facilitates planning and implementation of activities in two selected biodiversity rich landscapes (a wet zone and a dry zone) as a model learning exercise with unique ecological, cultural and socio-economic characteristics. Landscape Management Plans include habitat improvements and biodiversity enhancement of Protected Areas (PAs) along with incorporating GoSL’s national and sectoral plans. Support stakeholder cooperation to identify the challenges, opportunities and needs in the application of management strategies, and strengthen sustainable land use management and planning by providing technical assistance, training and capacity building to develop the guiding framework for landscape-level management planning and support the piloting of landscape planning and management through:
This component promotes productive biodiversity compatible livelihood activities to reduce forest destruction. Planning the use of natural resources and aiming to transform Human Elephant Conflict into Human Elephant Co-existence by addressing the needs of the communities living in close association with the wildlife in the adjacent areas of Protected Areas (PAs).
Sub-component 2(a): Sustainable use of natural resources for livelihood enhancement
This component shall finance the identification and implementation of biodiversity-friendly and climate-smart existing or new livelihood options through participatory Community Action Plans (CAPs).
Sub-component 2(b): Human-elephant co-existence for livelihood protection
This comprises of three key areas of interventions:
Support demand-driven interventions in Protected Areas (PAs) in accordance with the Fauna & Flora Protection Ordinance, and Forest Ordinance; strengthen institutional capacity and investment capability for conservation and management; and provide assistance to develop the long-term financial sustainability for managing Protected Areas (PAs). This includes:
Sub-component 3(a): Protected Area conservation and management
This will finance the updating and/or developing of PA management plans where needed and the implementation of PA management plans. Priority PAs in the DWC and FD PA network covering terrestrial, marine and wetland PAs are eligible.
Sub-component 3(b): Nature-based tourism development
This aims at improving the current status of nature-based tourism and visitor services in PAs, based on needs and carrying capacity assessments.
Sub-component 3(c): Improving the institutional capacity and investment capability of the implementing agencies
This will support to –
This component shall finance the Project Management Unit (PMU) and implementing agencies in project management, project monitoring and evaluation, through the provision of incremental operating funds, consulting services, transportation, equipment and training of administrators covering range of topics, such as administration, planning, budgeting, fiduciary activities, safeguards and monitoring and reporting on project implementation.