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Building Stake to Conserve River-Related Biodiversity Using Otters as a Flagship Species in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka
Grantee Name: 
Paadhai Trust
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$18,482
DATES
Aug 2013
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Oct 2014
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$18,482
DATES
Aug 2013
-
Oct 2014

Involve local stakeholders to raise awareness and develop a sense of responsibility toward sustainable utilization of river resources and conservation of river related biodiversity in the Cauvery River Basin, an important freshwater ecosystem and stronghold of smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) and Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea). Using otters as the flagship species, pilot various methods of community engagement such as Village River Committees and community-based otter protection programs.

Strategic Direction: 1 Enable action by diverse communities and partnerships to ensure conservation of key biodiversity areas and enhance connectivity in the corridors