ECOSYSTEMS, WATERSHEDS
AND LAND MANAGEMENT
SUB THEME: BIODIVERSITY

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

Awareness generation

Documentation of local biodiversity through PBR

Capacity building of village level biodiversity management committees

Promoting agro-biodiversity

Promoting biodiversity based livelihoods

WOTR’s integration of Biodiversity concerns builds on the close bond between the local biodiversity, sustainable regeneration of ecosystems / watersheds and sustainable development of resilient communities. Biodiversity plays a crucial but often underestimated role in the mitigation of climate change. Local communities significantly depend on locally available flora and fauna for food, water, energy, health and livelihoods especially during lean and stressed periods. We strive to preserve and protect biodiversity for this reason.

HIGHLIGHTS

Five biodiversity management committees set up at village level in Jharkhand

228 ha of land taken up for horticulture plantation with 75,000 saplings

223 ha of land taken up for afforestation with over 40,000 saplings planted

Created People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) and Children’s Biodiversity Register Manuals

Assisted 33 villages in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to create their own PBRs through the formation of Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) in each village in 2017-2018

PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS

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POSITION PAPER

The paper ‘Biodiversity – A Key for Adaptation to Climate Change’ explores the role that biodiversity plays in shaping the adaptive response to climate change. It also documents how degradation of biodiversity can amplify the impacts of climate change, and how biodiversity itself would be under increasing threat from climate change.

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PEOPLE’S BIODIVERSITY REGISTER

People’s Biodiversity Register actively involve the local people, in owning, documenting and protecting the traditionally percolated knowledge of biodiversity.This ‘How-to’ PBR manual will help protect and grow our natural heritage – local biodiversity

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CHILDREN’S BIODIVERSITY REGISTER (MARATHI PUBLICATION)

Children are often fascinated by nature and plants, hence the Children’s Biodiversity Register aims to build on this and encourage children to understand, appreciate and conserve the biodiversity around them. The CBR can be implemented in different contexts.

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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

How does biodiversity conservation help in the battle against Climate Change Adaptation? How does biodiversity help in maintaining the ecosystem services, and thus human life itself? To know more, watch this video “Biodiversity Conservation for Climate Change Adaptation”

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND VIDEOS

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on WOTR’s biodiversity work, please contact info@wotr.org