Protection & Managed Grazing Project

1- Why Protected and Managed Grazing?

Many studies and projects showed that managed grazing might be more efficient than protection on the form of fenced grazing reserved, that were always trespassed. Alternatively, community based protection coupled with managed grazing would enhance local communities to protect their valuable grazing resources while achieving ecosystem sustainability and resilience.

2- Project implementer

The MoA/Directorate of Rangelands is responsible for the technical and managerial aspects of this project. 

3- Planned Activities

The planned activities of managed grazing project according to the agreements between MoEnv and MoA are summarized in the following Table.

 

Planned Activities

Agreements (2012-2014)

Sum

Jan-2012

Oct-2012

Oct-2013

1

Participation of local communities in the selection and marking of sites to be protected in the different watersheds.

-

-

-

2

Area to be protected for natural recovery (km2)

-

-

260

260

3

Number of recruited guards

-

20

20

40

4

Area under managed grazing (km2)

87

95

-

182

4- Achieved Activities/Outputs

The implementer (MoA) started this activity since the launch of CAP. The community based protection was implemented in different locations in the northeastern Badia. Successful implementation was observed in Aranbeh, Oashaji and Al-Grain. These locations were prepared and supported with the interventions of fodder shrub plantation under contour ridges. Other locations, however, were suffering from low rainfall in the past years which resulted in no positive sign of native vegetation recovery.  The BRP is also planning with MoA to  carry out several sessions and training on managed grazing (e.g. rest rotational grazing) to local communities, following the stage of fodder shrub plantation.

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