UNDP and FRWO sign another project to ensure the sustainable management of environment

05 May 2013

UNDP and Forests, Range and Watershed Organization (FRWO) sign another project document in the area of sustainable management of environment.

The project aims to ensure sustainable management of environment in Iran

On 5 May 2013, UNDP and Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) signed another project document in the area of sustainable management of environment. 

The new project is titled "Building a Multiple-Use Forest Management Framework to Conserve Biodiversity in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest Landscape" and is aimed at placing a collaborative governance system and know-how for managing a mosaic of land uses in the Caspian Hyrcanian forest that provides habitat integrity and helps maintain landscape level ecosystem functions and resilience.  

The proposed project is designed to lift the barriers to establishment of a landscape approach to the management of biodiversity. The successful implementation of this project will set the foundations for replication of the approach in other important forest ecosystems across the country.

The project is supported by Global Environment Fund (GEF) and its period is 2013-2018, starting  in May 2013 with the partnership of FRWO and UNDP.


The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. The sea has a surface area of 371,000 km² and a volume of 78,200 km³.