Community-led conservation in India
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.
First published by Tehelka