Wetlands Restoration and Conservation Project

 

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The wetlands restoration and conservation activity helps Lesotho address widespread overgrazing and degradation of alpine wetlands. These are prevalent throughout the highlands of Lesotho and are an important ecological and economic resource that naturally regulates flow in the Senqu/Orange River Basin and provides livestock pasture, medicinal plants, thatch, and other rural livelihood benefits. Using MCC Funding, a pilot-scale project will be implemented to design and apply restoration measures and examine alternative land management prescriptions at three target study areas, including wetlands at Khalong-la-Lithunya (Oxbow area), Kotisephola (Sani Pass area), and Letšeng-la-Letsie (an internationally protected Ramsar site in Quthing).


A wetland area which is in good condition

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