Environment Conservation and Climate Resilience

Climate change is already having significant global impacts on weather, especially on the frequency, concentration, duration, and spatial extent of extreme events. Climate change is expected to alter species distributions, modify ecological processes, and exacerbate environmental degradation . To offset these effects, the need is greater than ever for strategic land conservation. Conservationists have long prioritized land acquisitions based on rare species or natural community locations. Now a way is needed to set priorities that will conserve biological diversity and maintain ecological functions, despite climate-driven changes in community composition and species locations.

TAHZINGDONG has been working to create a climate-resilient conservation portfolio in CHT as well as to identify potential conservation areas based on geophysical characteristics that influence a site’s resilience to climate change. These sites represent the overall geophysical settings for the landscape diversity. At the very beginning in collaboration with ARONYAK Foundation and USFS, mapped geophysical settings across the entire geophysical setting with diverse topography that were highly connected by natural cover at Bandarban Hill District.

The landscape restoration systems applied by TAHZINGDONG is an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to generate ecosystem services, which envelops agroforestry, tree plantations, and eco-friendly traditional agro-systems and practices that are used to contribute to increasing the sustainability of agricultural systems and their resilience to climate change in Bandarban Hill District.
Since its inception, TAHZINGDONG has been working on Environment Conservation and Climate Resilience through: