From the American People
This three-year program improves the livelihoods of the rural poor in northeastern and central Afghanistan by building Afghanistan’s capacity to sustainably manage its natural resources, while also improving governance by strengthening linkages between local communities and regional and national government bodies. The program focuses on two geographic areas, Band-e-Amir National Park and the Hazarajat Plateau of Bamyan province, and the Wakhan Corridor of Badakhshan province. It also includes a national capacity building component involving the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) and the National Environment Protection Authority (NEPA). The program is seeking to achieve its overall objectives through work in five thematic areas: (1) securing sustainable employment for local communities; (2) building stronger community governance so that citizens can better manage natural resources and profit from them; (3) building technical capacity for natural resource management; (4) working in support of laws and policies that ensure effective natural resource management and equitable revenue sharing from natural resource development; and, (5) reducing conflict and disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals, and people. As stated by Mohammad Wafa, a ranger in the Wakhan Corridor, “This project was not only important for us rangers and our community, we hope it will show the world that Afghanistan is truly rebuilding.”
Fact Sheet (ILG-NRM) Jan 2013
27 December 2012
WCS The Natural Resource Management project included renovation of dilapidated infrastructure needed to protect the Big Pamir reserve, including the community ranger station. ...
4 December 2012
USAID / WCS In a first for Afghanistan, three snow leopards were fitted with satellite collars, thereby helping local herders track the animals and...
18 July 2012
USAID/ILG-NRMP/WCS The handbook, which was written by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s veterinary team, is available in both Pashtu and Dari Afghanistan’s field...
7 April 2012
Through USAID-funded Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Project, 13 local stove makers in Badakhshan and Bamiyan provinces were equipped and trained to manufacture fuel-efficient stoves.
29 January 2012
Park rangers have used their training to treat injuries to visitors caused by traffic accidents.
1 November 2010
Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Richard Engel, NBC News' chief foreign correspondent, shot a segment for the Today Show on Bamyan Province and the Band-e-Amir National Park. The goals of...
In The News
5 June 2011
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Afghan and U.S. government officials met today at the Queen’s Palace at Babur Gardens to take part in...
28 March 2011
Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
بامیان، افغانستان/ د ۲۰۱۱ کال د مارچ ۲ 8 نیټه ــ د وحشی ژوند د ساتنی د ټولنی(WCS) څیړونکو...
بامیان افغانستان/ 28 مارچ 2011 - محققین از جامعه حفاظت از حیات وحش (WCS) اتفاقاً به یک بدنه بلند جیولوژیکی...
Ayub Alavi/Wildlife Conservation Society Wildlife Conservation Society researchers working on a USAID-funded project in Afghanistan discovered this natural arch in Bamyan Province. Researchers...
21 May 2013
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