Band-e-Amir Northern Plateau Proposed Protected Area Landscape Management

Duration: 16 months (2017 & 2018)

LSO supported and implemented Band-e-Amir Northern Plateau Protected Area Landscape Management implemented in Band-e-Amir’s Northern Plateau, Yakawlang District, Bamyan province from 15th March 2017 to 15th Jun 2018. The purpose of this project was to conserve and recover the biodiversity and environment of northern Band-e-Amir by development of the capacity of local communities to actively engage in development and management of the target areas as well as providing facility for local rangers to improve their capacity to manage and conserve the natural resources and wildlife in the target areas.

In particular, the project has resulted in:

  1. Improved capacity of 30 members of Community Development Councils (CDCs) through 3-day training workshop on natural resource management, landscape conservation and biodiversity,
  2. Enhanced awareness of 590 individuals (310 females and 280 males) on wildlife and biodiversity conservation,
  3. Enhanced youth engagement and established a community association, represented by key members of 16 community development councils in BANP, Yakawlang, Bamyan province,
  4. Construction of a Ranger Station in Northern Plateau Band-e-Amir, Yakawlang district, Bamyan province.

Ranger Station constructed in Dehbebood, Band-e-Amir, Northern Plateau, Yakawlang district, Bamyan province in 2017. The building is aimed to harmonize the activities of rangers to improve the wild life conservation efforts in target areas. Afterward, the ranger held their meetings, events and campaign on conservation efforts in this center and develop their activity plan.


  1. Capacity Building Training:

Through the project, the capacity building training strengthened the role of the community participation in landscape management by improving the capacity of 12 Female and 18 Male of Community Development Councils (CDCs) through a three day training was conducted in ranger post, Dehbebood, Yakawlang, Bamyan province from 21st  to 23rd October 2017.

The training session commenced by Hussain Anush, Trainer speeches with warmly welcoming and thanking for the participants for 3 days training meanwhile he mentioned and elaborated regarding benefits of conducting such kind of training. At the end, he emphasized and requested from all community rangers to serve and do their best for protection of wildlife, environmental and natural resource management. A group picture of training participants is below:



Figure 1. the training was held in ranger station, Dehbebood, Yakawlang on wildlife conservation, sustainable natural resources, and biodiversity.


  1. Awareness Raising Campaign on Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resouces

Through the project, LSO reached 590 individuals (310 females and 280 males) through community awareness campaign on natural resource, landscape and wildlife conservation from 16 northern plateau target communities, Yakawlang, Bamyan province.


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