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Environmental Restoration Programme, Ampara

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Mangrove lagoons on Sri Lanka’s east coast have been severely depleted through mismanagement by the local community and tsunami damage. However these vital ecosystems provide valuable income generation opportunities, habitat for native flora and fauna and vital coastal defences.

We worked with nine fishery societies, in six communities in Ampara, to restore mangrove ecosystems. The planting and community empowerment programme brings together several stakeholders including community members, government and fisheries officers.

Alongside the planting we ran six workshops. Initial sessions built up participant’s knowledge of mangrove ecosystems and team-work skills, and the final ones were used to develop lagoon management plans. These workshops gave each community the skills and structures needed to enable them to nurture and sustainably manage the newly restored area.

A local nursery was established to propagate trees for planting, as well as utilising two existing nurseries. Following a lagoon survey, mapping and planting design, the community planted 105,000 mangrove plants and trees, and through the management plans, will monitor growth and replant as required.

Achievements


  • Empowerment of local community to sustainably manage their environment
  • Re-estamblishment of coastal defences and ecological services
  • Better habitat craeted for coastal and marine wildlife to live and breed, thereby increasing biodiversuty and oppotunities for the fishery industry to increase their income
======= Forest for the Future
  • Phone: +94 91 223 2585
  • info@fff.lk

Environmental Restoration Programme, Ampara

Help us with your donation...

Mangrove lagoons on Sri Lanka’s east coast have been severely depleted through mismanagement by the local community and tsunami damage. However these vital ecosystems provide valuable income generation opportunities, habitat for native flora and fauna and vital coastal defences.

We worked with nine fishery societies, in six communities in Ampara, to restore mangrove ecosystems. The planting and community empowerment programme brings together several stakeholders including community members, government and fisheries officers.

Alongside the planting we ran six workshops. Initial sessions built up participant’s knowledge of mangrove ecosystems and team-work skills, and the final ones were used to develop lagoon management plans. These workshops gave each community the skills and structures needed to enable them to nurture and sustainably manage the newly restored area.

A local nursery was established to propagate trees for planting, as well as utilising two existing nurseries. Following a lagoon survey, mapping and planting design, the community planted 105,000 mangrove plants and trees, and through the management plans, will monitor growth and replant as required.

Achievements


  • Empowerment of local community to sustainably manage their environment
  • Re-estamblishment of coastal defences and ecological services
  • Better habitat craeted for coastal and marine wildlife to live and breed, thereby increasing biodiversuty and oppotunities for the fishery industry to increase their income
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