Giving legal status to the Mattegoda and Polgasowita Wetlands as protected areas by Public Interest Law Foundation
District: Colombo  
Grantee: Public Interest Law Foundation
Focal Area: Land Degradation  
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Operational Phase: Phase 6  
Dates: September 2010 September 2010                                
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Project Status: Currently under execution  
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Project Details & Results
Notable Community Participation          
Capacity - Building Component          
Training/ workshops on relevant topics such as wetland conservation in general; urbanization and wetland conservation and management; legal protection for Wetlands; effective Media campaigns for Wetland Conservation Other trainings will include project reformulation, log frame development, GIS technology and mapping, monitoring and evaluation in projects.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods          
This project does not focus on economic and livelihood activities. However, there may be destructive activities being carried out by community members within the sites selected for protection. If there is evidence to this effect possible alternative livelihoods will be discussed with the community at the FDGs and recorded in the workshops reports.
Gender Focus          
Community Involvement (both men and women) in Project Planning and Design: At the project planning and conceptualization stage PILF spoke with both men and women in and around these sites. PILF also met with community members of the Mattegoda Wetland Management Committee, explained the project concept to them and obtained their ideas on the use of water for agriculture, extraction of natural resources and the value of these sites
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples          
There are no indigenous people at the selected sites.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment          
Communication and public awareness strategy will include sharing information through the following: Social media; newspaper articles; progress reports; email networks; awareness creation at the Focus Group Discussions and meetings with community around the sites.
Project Results          
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