A Common Right: Defending Communal Forests in India

By Mansa Ram and Foundation for Ecological SecurityonOct. 17, 2016in Environment and Ecology

Editorial Comment: The term ‘Community Forests‘ is used in India for such traditionally managed forests.

Kayarakhet Village in Rajasthan, India is one of many communities across the world who have struggled to defend and seucre rights to their common lands. The reality is that 2.5 billion people depend on land and natural resources that are held, used or managed collectively, with only 1/5 of that land being secured.

Thanks to the support of ILC Member, the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), communities like Kayarakhet Village are able to fight this injustice and have been able to succeed in restoring and conserving their community lands.

Mansa Ram, one of the village leaders shares the story of how they were able to protect their lands and secure the future of their community.

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First published by International Land Coalition

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Arun singh June 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm

fascinating story looking forward to listen more.

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