May 23, 2016
A Meeting on the Environmental Zoning and Land Use Management was held in the theater room of DOE Gilan on 23rd May, 2016. 11 participants from JET, DOE, Gilan Regional Water Company, Document Property and Registry Office, Natural Resource and Watershed General Office, Housing Foundation, Ministry of Law and Anzali district attended the workshop.
The meeting was organized by Environmental Zoning and Land Use Management Working Group (WG) of the Wetland Ecosystem Conservation Sub-committee (SC) under the Anzali Wetland Management Committee. Main objective of the meeting was to make better understanding and cooperation by related persons about the zoning and land use management of the wetland.
This WG aims to manage the Anzali Wetland sustainably and minimize user conflicts to separate potentially conflicting activities based on the current condition in/around the wetland.
Mr.Hassanpour, the zoning expert of DOE, presented as below. The first zoning plan of the Anzali Wetland was approved in phase I project by AWMC chaired by provincial governor in July 2012. The plan is still available. However the plan didn’t operate very well because of the lack of cooperation with related organizations. Additionally the boundary of wetland based on “the Water Equitable Distribution Law” by Ministry of Energy was determined after the first zoning plan approval. Therefore the zoning plan should be updated based on the current situation in cooperation with all of relevant organizations. Also the land use guideline should be prepared to manage such complicated situation. In addition, the DOE in cooperation with JET will install signboards to inform and warn the boundary of the protected areas.
All of the participants agreed to cooperate to prepare the updated zoning plan and the guideline to manage the land use and activities in/around the Anzali Wetland.
JICA Expert Team supports to update the zoning plan and to prepare the land use guideline as Joint Pilot Activity in order to conserve the ecosystem and to promote the wise-use of the Anzali Wetland.