Best Practices and Lessons Learned of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetlands Project in I. R. Iran

I think there are many and many common problems btween the nature conservation projects throughout of the world that it will be very good if people to take note to a range of practical experinces and learned lessons (from the same completed projects) before development of new projects and even during impementation of current projects. This would be one of the easiest way which help to prevent and reduce of many potential mistakes practical problems. A persian proverb says: It´s needed (better) two times for living; one time to get experince and one time to live (use those expriences!).

Some information around the project: The six-year project focuses on protecting a network of globally important wetlands in Eurasia that are of critical importance for migratory waterbirds SCWP promoted cooperation among the four countries, enhances interaction among sites and engages communities in the management of the wetlands. Wintering area for the Siberian Crane in Iran is the complex of "Damgahs" (duck trapping site). The project aimed to achieve sustainable, systematic management regimes at the project sites by actively involving stakeholders, including local communities, in the decision-making procedures for site management. Four Trappers Associations were established within the Non-Shooting Area (NSA). The project helped the associations review proposals for income generating projects and services, and identifying feasible investments that might include duck rearing or agricultural products produced through integrated pest management. The most important Lessons learned during the project are including: To plan sustainable financing in early stages ; Involving provincial experts and local community in project implementation ; Links with other projects to learn about their challenges and exchange ideas and lessons; Trainings and capacity buildings activities are the most sustainable and finally Avoid making impossible promises to local communities.

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