The Ecosystem Conservation through Livelihood Improvement and Forest Enhancement (ECO LIFE) Activity intent to conserve and manage the local ecosystem, resources and biodiversity within targeted PAs and ECAs to restore ecological functions and integrity while advancing co-management in PAs and community based management in ECA for consolidating long-term co-management of PAs and ECAs. ECO LIFE goal is “Local communities’ ability to conserve and rehabilitate natural resources in the Cox’s Bazar district, especially in areas severely impacted by the Rohingya displacement catalyzed and improved” with the following expected results:
- Targeted Forest and landscape habitats improved;
- Livelihoods of poor resource users improved;
- Local communities adoption of less damaging fuel alternatives increased;
- Local actors’ capacity in natural resource management strengthened.