Support to ESMS Application to Projects Funded under Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP)
TLLG are working with KfW and IUCN on the application of KfW’s safeguard requirements in a portfolio of tiger conservation projects financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW Development Bank and implemented by IUCN. Through this assignment TLLG will provide support on the application of IUCN’s Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) to a selection of projects pertaining to the ITHCP. This includes conducting desk-based screening of project concepts and an in-field risk assessment including projects in Nepal, India, Indonesia and Myanmar. TLLG will also work with those projects that have identified risks – for example the risk of restricting communities’ access to natural resources – to develop action plans that avoid, minimise and mitigate these impacts. This work builds on TLLGs experiences in the design of community-based natural resource management projects and is integral to our belief of developing conservation projects built on community interests.