Fund Implementing Partner: Forest & Wildlife Department Government of Sindh
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In the line with NDRMF’s aim and outputs, the proposed project is designed to better project and enhance the resillience of Communities vulnerable to the negative impacts of multiple natural hazards.
Project Size: Large
The overall objective of the project include, conservation of existing forest cover and plantation on the barren, waste lands available with Sindh forest department. Project envisaged installation of solar energy units on wells to fulfill water needs of existing forest and proposed plantation areas. Following are the main objectives of the project:
The project is envisaged to restore riverine & inland ecosystem, mangroves & rangeland ecosystem and Urban Ecosystem in order to enhance the biodiversity and forest area throughout the province. It is also expected that there will be livelihood improvement through generation of green jobs that will be generated through this project.
This project has been conceived with the view to restore productivity of various Forest ecosystems like Riverine, Inland, Mangroves, Dry-land and Urban Forestry through securing funds from the NDRMF under the World Bank funded project Pakistan Hydromet and Climate Services Project’s component II (nature base solutions and climate adaptation). Project will be executed by Sindh Forest Department to achieve the planned target objectives.
Riverine Forests are the mainstay of forestry in Sindh. They act as carbon sink, moderate climate, stop soil erosion and also protect soils and settlements from the ferocity of flood waters. Reforestation over 34,500 acres (13,962 hectares) of blank potential area of riverine forests (30,000 acres or 12141 hectares) & inland forests (4,500 acres or 1821 hectares) in all over Sindh province shall be carried out.
An area of 3000 acres (1214 hectares) shall be tackled in Inland forest for planting/ sowing on 2,250 acres (910 hectares) whereas fruit orchard over 750 acres (304 hectares) , being 25% of the 3,000 acres (1214 hectares), shall be established to maintain biodiversity of the area, by planting minimum two years old different fruit saplings. This will ensure the sustainability of the irrigated plantation and enhance local people livelihood. Besides,1500 acres (607 hectares) shall be brought under oil palm/coconut plantation.
In Indus Delta Mangroves, afforestation on blank and de-vegetated mangrove areas shall be carried out over 55,000 acres (22258 hectares). Where as in rangelands ecosystem grazing grounds shall be established over 900 acres (364 hectares). In addition, 900 acres (364 hectares) shall be afforested with local fodder tree species. The blocks shall be fenced, watered through water storages and solar operated well boring where sub-soil water is available. Moreover, scrub/olive plantations shall also be established and maintained over 200 acres (81 hectares) as trial plantations to create seed sources and for scaling up at later stage.
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