Restoration and sustainable management of Madinnagoda wetland ecosystem, Sri Jayawardenapura, Kotte by University of Sri Jayawardenepura (Center for Sustainability)
District: Colombo  
Grantee: University of Sri Jayawardenepura (Center for Sustainability)
Focal Area: Biodiversity  
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Project Type:  
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          
The arboretum will also provide education and research opportunities to interested parties. Therefore research opportunities will be developed. A research platform will be established to support and provide opportunities to research students. The proposed project is designed to establish water quality monitoring laboratory and a wetland conservation education center that will further serve as an outdoor educational laboratory/knowledge hub for the school children, university students and the ge
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods          
Proposed project activities will ensure the participation of residents in the area and CBOs in native wetland species replanting, nursery establishment, maintenance activities, paddy cultivation, water purification system development and other project activities. Knowledge will be provided for community and farmer awareness on organic farming, home gardening practices and organic paddy cultivation. Native paddy varieties, green leaves will be cultivated in the allocated zones with community part
Gender Focus          
Throughout the project period any imbalance between the roles of women and men in the community is not intended and both parties are planned to be given similar benefits throughout the project period and thereafter. Both men and women are given similar opportunities in developing the urban wetland through recreational activities such as eco-tourism, nature interpretation, boat riding services, handcrafts and nursery activities. Women are given priority in hand-crafts manufacturing at household l
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples          
There are no indigenous people in this project.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment          
A web based platform will be developed to distribute the scientific information of the wetland to the general community. Thorough this web based platform it is expected that surface and ground water quality of the wetland, researches carried out based on the wetland, flooding information and continuous updates on the water levels of the wetland and the surrounding canal system etc. to be published. The web will be daily updated by the CFS staff using scientific information. In addition, the pr
Project Results