Community-led conservation in India

By Ashish Kothari & Neema Pathak on Feb. 14, 2014 in Environment and Ecology

Community-led conservation is widespread in India, and has enormous potential for combining biodiversity conservation with livelihoods enhancement, but the government is not very supportive. However, CCAs are not a panacea for all kinds of biodiversity and natural resource depletion. But they are a powerful option that could rival conservation by any other sector, particularly if located within a larger sustainable landscape rather than as isolated islands.

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First published by Tehelka

Story Tags: Forest Rights Act, Mendha-Lekha, forest, responsible governance, forest regeneration, secure livelihoods, sanctuary


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