Restoration and Conservation of Biodiversity in Barind Dhamoirhat Sal Forest project.
Implementing Entity : Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra
Location : Dhamoirhat, Naogaon.
Duration : July’09 – June’14
Budget : 97, 43,233
Objectives :
  • Establish Co-management Council and Co-management Committee for Dhamoirhat Sal Forest.
  • Restore and conserve biodiversity of this forest.
  • Improve livelihood of the poor people living in and around the forests and their access to fuel wood through alternative means.
  • Create opportunities for revenue generation from forest recreation or eco-tourism based activities benefiting local communities.
Progress/Achievement (as of June’14)

:
  • Co- management Council and Co- management Committee has been formed in Dhamoirhat Sal Forest.
  • A total 25 members of people forum committee has been formed in Dhamoirhat Sal Forest area.
  • A Community Petrol group (CPG) has been formed in Dhamoirhat Sal Forest.
  • Three Arannayk Environmental Clubs has been formed in project area and they are functioning.
  • Among three union federations, Padakhep has established one union federation office and support furniture and other accessories.
  • 160 improved cooking stoves have been distributed among the FDG members.
  • About 170 ha. of enrichment plantation has been done in existing sal forest including amloki, horitoki, bohera, jarul, simul etc are at well condition and 8 ha. agroforestry are raised.
  • For AIG activities Padakhep has been trained 840 people and organized 30 workshops during the project.
  • For smooth RLF management and distribution, Padakhep has organized AGM (annual General Meeting) program among the beneficiaries.
  • Project participants are aware about the importance of the forest and all forest resources
  • RLF is cycling to improve the livelihood of forest dependent people.
  • Major progress/achievements:

Total area under project (ha)

264.12

Number of project participants:

420

Amount of RLF (BDT):

21,84,358

AF’s contribution

12,10,000

Community’s contribution

9,74,358

Present RLF amount revolving

17,52,358

Number of IGAs

11

Major IGAs offered

Broiler Poultry Farming, Pig Rearing, Grocery Shop, Fish Farming, Paddy Cultivation

Number of trees planted

80960

Within forest

50000

Within homestead

9660

Agro-forestry

21300

Major trees planted (local name)

Amaloki, Bohera, Horitoki, Arjun, Dhaki Jam, Koroi, Chapalish, Gorjon

Number of ICS provided

160

Contact : Teertha Jit Roy, Team Leader

Contact us

Phone: +880-2-8711240
            +880-2-8715116
Fax: +880-2-8711592
Email: info@arannayk.org
Address: House# 21, Western Road, DOHS, Banani. Dhaka - 1206, Bangladesh

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