The Anzali Wetland Ecological Management Project supported by JICA is promoting CEPA activities such as environmental education programs for students and local people as one of wise use by using the Anzali Wetland Environmental Education Center and attached facilities such as bird watching tower and bird hide in Selkeh Wildlife Refuge. In addition ecotourism activities have been started in/around the Anzali Wetland. The Anzali Wetland is also important for livelihood of local people.

“Ab-bandan” system is traditional and characteristic in the Anzali Wetland. Ab-bandan is an area in the wetland to be rent for local people by DOE. Local people can implement sustainable livelihood activities such as hunting and fishing in those areas in winter.