Co-management Oraganizations

conserving forests and biodiversity of

Protected Areas with Forest Department


Community engaged in

assisted natural regeneration.

restoration of forest through


Community lead



Securing livelihoods

considering conservation


Women and youth

leadership in conservation

 MACH (1999-2003)

MACH (1999-2003)

 NSP (2003-2008)

NSP (2003-2008)

 IPAC (2008-2013)

IPAC (2008-2013)

 CREL (2013-2017)

CREL (2013-2017)

Co-managed Protected Areas

Nishorgo Network

The basic premise of the Nishorgo Network is a collaborative response to conserve, restore and enhance dwindling biodiverse ecosystems (forest protected areas, wetlands and ecologically critical areas) in Bangladesh. Collaborative approaches work jointly between the local community (usually organized into community based organizations), civil society and Government through collaborative or “co-management” bodies, and/or by devolving responsibilities to community-based organizations. The aim is to reverse degradation of these ecosystems. Focusing on conservation, collaborative management and pro-poor activities are the main principles adopted by network members.