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Community / Land projects / Safeguarding Solomon Islands endemic and globally threatened biodiversity and ecosystem services from key thre

Safeguarding Solomon Islands endemic and globally threatened biodiversity and ecosystem services from key thre

€8785388.137

06/22 - 06/22

Completed

This project is part of

Objectives

Solomon Islands indigenous species and ecosystems at reduced risk from invasive alien species, land degradation and unsustainable resource use as a result of effective government enabling and capacity, community participation and resilient blue/green livelihoods.

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Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

The socio-economic benefits in the project will be observed at the individual (household level) as well as at the collective community level for economic groups like farmers, fishers and forest dependents as follows: At least 18,238 people lining, in and around the 12 landscape/seascapes will directly benefit through improved natural resource use, sustainable agriculture and fisheries activities, blue/green and diversified livelihood improvements and improved ecosystem services. Improved conservation of forests, community protected areas and IAS prevention and management activities and environmental practices will enhance the ecological value of the respective landscapes and seascapes Implementation of strategies and mainstreaming of sustainable resource use via the community organizations will result into sustainable practices in fisheries, forestry, agriculture, water conservation, value chain products and services. This will collectively result in better conservation and livelihoods outcomes; Improved access to basic goods and technical services, technology and improved agricultural, forestry and fisheries practices, as well as diversification of livelihoods in agriculture, fisheries and non-farm sector including tourism and agri-based products will ensure more livelihood options and better prices and income. The focus on addressing gender inequality wherein various initiatives, such as promotion of alternative livelihood options, participation of women in various local conservation committees are proposed. The project envisages more gender equality in context of sex ratio, decision making powers, ownership and control on resources and women leadership as well as participation; A reduction in the resource use conflicts and increase in effective implementation of sustainable practices. A reduction in the IAS conflicts and increase in effective implementation of IAS prevention and management practices. The project expects a decrease in IAS infestation in the 12 landscapes/seascapes Incremental funding through new cost-recovery measures will improve biosecurity measures, protect critical biodiversity hotspots and provide for improved and diversified livelihoods and incomes and a sustainability of such investments beyond the life of the project; Incremental funding through new and innovative financial measures will protect critical biodiversity hotspots and provide for improved and diversified livelihoods and incomes and a sustainability of such investments beyond the life of the project; Advancement of diversified and multi-cropping agricultural systems in degraded lands and small holder lands will enhance incomes Stable or improved populations of native species and improved forest and marine environments will greatly enhance visitor experiences for increasing potential for ecotourism and community financial benefit.