USAID supports a stakeholders’ exposure visit to India:

USAID supports a stakeholders’ exposure visit to India: USAID’s Integrated Protected Area Co-management organized a weeklong exposure visit of 14 GoB and 1 IPAC officials to the Indian state of Paschimbanga during 10-14 December 2012. The objectives of the visit are to observe and learn relevant Sundarbans Protected Area co-management strategies by focusing on forest planning, community participation and co-management,  control of encroachment, reduction of wildlife-human conflicts, management of fisheries, legislative and regulatory support for conservation, strengthening of AIG/VC activities, and involving local stakeholders in the conservation of forestlands, wetlands and other natural resources.