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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL)

Climate change and a growing population are putting increasing levels of stress on Bangladesh’s forests, wetlands and other ecosystems. The USAID-funded Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods program is helping to disseminate management methods that help communities better collaborate with local and national governments to balance biodiversity protection with sustainable economic development.

Funder: USAID

Project Timeline: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2018

Country: Bangladesh

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment, Ecosystem Services, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Access to Finance, Biodiversity, Locally Led Development  and Climate Change

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Project Goals


of CO2 reduced, sequestered, or avoided through sustainable landscape activities


villages implementing actions to sustain and/or engage resilience of their natural resource base


people with increased economic benefits derived from sustainable NRM