Transboundary Biodiversity landscapes

Rapid development along the GMS economic corridors, including energy, transport and industrial investments, is placing an immense strain on nearby biodiversity landscapes, resulting in ecosystem fragmentation and biodiversity loss.

As  major reservoirs of ‘natural capital,’ these landscapes are rich in natural resources and provide essential ecosystem services that together underpin food, energy and water security in the region. Continued degradation of their water, forests, and land stocks is a significant threat to long-term prosperity in the GMS.

CEP is working with government and international development partners, as well as with rural communities, to protect and enhance the natural capital in seven transboundary biodiversity landscapes (TBLs):

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By focusing on these TBLs as CEP’s geographic ‘anchor,’ the program is able to best tailor its resources to mitigate the environmental impacts of nearby economic corridors.

CEP takes a holistic approach to its TBL interventions. For example, on-the-ground initiatives include establishing biodiversity corridors and bringing together government and communities for integrated livelihood and conservation activities as well as climate change adaptation responses.

At the landscape level, CEP is supporting assessments and monitoring so that development planners have the right information at hand to make informed investments and decisions.

And at provincial and national levels, CEP is helping improve development planning processes and introduce environmental management tools, which in turn should benefit sustainable management of the TBLs.

View selected TBL activities below, else click here for a full selection of CEP landscape interventions.


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