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SANREM CRSP and CARE-SUBIR
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Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs) operate from the working hypothesis that rural poverty is one of the primary factors contributing to over-exploitation of the natural resource base, leading to encroachment on protected areas. the specific objectives of ICDPs are:
1. Develop and ensure the long-term environmental protection and management of a natural area. 2. Improve the quality of life of local people by providing tangible benefits that are compatible with the conservation of the natural resource base.
3. Promote environmental understanding among local resource users. 4. Ensure that project activities have a secure institutional base and can be maintained technically and financially with local, national and international resources.
The objectives of this paper is to describe the project implementation paradigm that the SUBIR Project has developed- one that includes an eclectic mix of traditional approaches.