Restoration of Hilly Bio-diversity through Community Based Bio-resource Management
Implementing Entity : Anando
Location : Voirafa bridge para, Gona para (Merung Union) & Jorabridge, Tarabunia (Kobakhali Union), Dighinala, Khagrachari.
Duration : July’09 – June’14
Budget : BDT 1, 19, 39,658
Objectives :
  • Mass mobilizing for forest and biodiversity conservation; establishing community based management system in entire Dighinala Upazilla
  • Restoring by supporting bio-inputs for creating pilot site conserving location based forest at two adjacent Paras
  • Improving skills of the community masses towards IGA
  • Enhancing capacity building of the individual and Anando- as a community development organization
Progress/ Achievements (as of September 2015)

  • Established one well organized CBO (Akjoda and Udjjogi Forest Conservation Samabai Samity)
  • Increased savings attitude of the participants
  • Increased natural regeneration of the community forest
  • Increased water level in the water channel
  • Supported each family to start using Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS)
  • Reduced fuel wood collection from the hill
  • Increased interest level of the participants for conserving the community forest and adopting to other best practices
  • Reduced dependency on the natural forest
  • Increased entrepreneurship of the community people to take different initiative of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) like cow rearing, goat rearing, hog rearing, poultry rearing & vegetable cultivation etc.
  • Major progress/achievements:

Total area under project (ha)


Number of project participants:


Amount of RLF (BDT):


AF’s contribution


Community’s contribution


Present RLF amount revolving


Major IGAs offered

Fish Cultivation, Small business, Vegetable cultivation in multi-tiered orchard, Cow rearing, Hog farming

Number of trees planted


Within forest


Within homestead


Major trees planted

Champa, Chaplish, Garjan,Mehogany, Black berry, Custard apple, Bullock’s apple, Litchi, Mango, Wood apple, Elephant apple, Bahera, Horitaki, Neem

Survival rate:

Forest : 70.24%

Homestead : 77.50%

Number of ICS provided


Contact : Francis Halder, Project Coordinator
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