Forest in-migrants continue to increase. Every now and then, new comers from different places and especially from low land province of the country arrive to dwell in the local communities in the forest. Their presence is impacting the forest resources and their increase in number is accelerating the forest loss remarkably. These in-migrants need new housing and agricultural land to respond to their basic needs; therefore, forest and forest lands are under pressure. The Tumring REDD+ Project is assisting local authorities in managing human in-migration through migration management plan and forest resource impact assessment.
is working with partners, local authorities, and communities to manage immigrations and reduce its negative impact.
1. Conduct assessment on the impact of in-migrants on the local forest;
2. Support the in-migrants’ alternative livelihoods and develop an action plan based on the assessment results; and
3. Implement actions to control in-migration to the project’s forest site.
In previous studies conducted about this are, it has been found that in-migration to the area is strongly associated with small scale deforestation; thus, we further conducted a field assessment. Based on these, to mitigate negative impacts, our Team assisted and financed local authorities and relevant provincial departments to develop plan of actions that are aimed to mitigate impact of uncontrolled immigration to the forest and to lessen biodiversity loss in the area.