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Impact/Risk Level

9. Vegetation Critical/ High and wildlife diversity and abundancy losses in Protected Areas, and other forest land

Impact/Risk

Host Communities 450,000

People concerned Conservation of protected area and its enhancement. Declaring protected areas and enhancing the surveillance of the existing PA

Mitigation Measures

9.8. Support the ‘Conservation, Management and Development of Sonadia Island’ project.

9.7. Support the existing project ‘Strengthening and Consolidation of Community Based Adaptation (CBA) in Ecologically Critical Areas through Biodiversity Conservation and Social Protection’.

9.6. Establish Inani National Park as quickly as possible and ensure availability of funds and resources for its operation.

9.5. Develop a biodiversity conservation plan, including enhancement of natural and critical habitat in Cox’s Bazar district

9.4. Establish an Environmental Coordination Unit together with humanitarian aid community for the area where Rohingya live; ask NGOs dealing with environmental management to recruit professional staff who will work with FD and DoE to conserve and manage natural resources and activate comanagement committee/community conservation group

9.3. Support of Community Patrol Groups.

9.2. Protected areas such as TWS should step up the surveillance of their geographical boundaries.

Host Communities 450,000

9.1. Effectively protect the Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS), Himchari National Park, and proposed Inani National Park with needed resources to enforce the national legal requirement for resource use in the protected areas (e.g. strict ban on wood cutting, felling, vegetation destruction /clearance and fuelwood collection from and village forests).

GoB, International and local NGOs, IUCN, Local Communities UNDP.

Beneficiaries Partners

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