Habitat restoration and enrichment project for the Heena Ela marsh in Rajagiriya, Colombo by Organization for Aquatic Resources Management (OARM)
District: Colombo  
Grantee: Organization for Aquatic Resources Management (OARM)
Focal Area: Biodiversity  
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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          
Trainings will include project reformulation, log frame development, GIS technology and mapping, monitoring and evaluation in projects. The grantee will train youth to handle snakes and for crafts especially creative drawings on wood as ornaments. The communities will gain knowledge on snakes encountered in the area.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods          
The selected group who are trained in handling snakes has opportunities for earning an alternative income. The youth trained to create ornaments and as boat riders will be able to earn through the project. After the completion, the project guides will be employed as boatmen and nature guides.
Gender Focus          
The awareness programmes on snakes and wetlands will be conducted to men and women in the area. The creative drawing training will be conducted for men and women, however, only men will be trained on snake handling as it requires an on-call services, especially in the night. The two printed leaflets about snakes in the area and about the marshland will be distributed among the community to benefit both women and men. According to the project activities about 60% or more of the participants w
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples          
This project is not working with indigenous people.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment          
Several articles will be published on newspapers and on magazines about the marsh and project. A film will be produced on Heen Ela marsh and uploaded on YouTube. A leaflet will be printed about the marsh land.
Project Results          
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