Munnar Landscape Project Started in Kerala

Published on: 22 Sep, 2014
Published under: Idukki District News, Kerala Travel News

A Key biodiversity project of Idukki District named as Munnar Landscape project has started in the state according to a top Kerala government official.

Titled the Munnar landscape project, it aims to put in place a collaborative framework for governance of multiple-use landscape with a view to achieving sustainable development and conservation goals.

The project intends to attempt a paradigm shift from current sector-based planning to an integrated approach for multiple-use management of mountain landscapes to deliver global environmental benefits.

The key players behind this project are the Global Environment Facility, UNDP (UN Development Programme) and the government of India, with the Kerala government taking up the responsibility of implementation. Top officials of all these agencies had a brain storming session in Dehradun last week.

“The thrust areas include biodiversity, habitat, GIS, legal and institutional knowledge, climate change, and expert agencies which have many years’ experience in these areas have been asked to submit their reports in a year’s time on the present situation in the project area,” P.K. Mohanty, additional chief secretary of Kerala, told .

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has the responsibility of establishing a resource management and eco-restoration centre besides documenting traditional ecological knowledge and conservation practices with the help of the Tropical Botanical Garden Research Institute.

The Wild Life Institute, Dehradun, will study the impact of cash crops on natural resources and changes in life styles.K.P.Laladhas, member-secretary of the KSBB who took part in the Dehradun meeting, said the basic aim of this project is to put in place an effective governance framework for management of the landscape in Munnar.


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