While, globally, it is the loss of forests that is a major issue, in India it is forest degradation that remains the biggest challenge. Our work focuses on promoting sustainable forest management, providing practical solutions towards generating finance through carbon trading from forests, and supporting the livelihood of forest dependent communities. We also work towards engaging communities for biodiversity conservation and mitigation of human-wildlife conflict through policy and scientific measures.



  • forest wood


    Forests in India are net source of GHG emissions

    While forests begin to be seen as a tool for carbon sequestration, over 93% of GHG emissions in India continue to emanate from this same resource

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  • village-community

    Photo story

    Enhancing livelihoods of village communities in Bengal

    The CSR project has helped villages with amenities such as sanitation, clean lighting, and income sources

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  • nagaland hunter


    Nagaland is changing

    Community Conserved Areas of Nagaland are trying to pull the state back from the brink of natural resource extinction

  • nagaland biodiversity

    Project report

    A People's Biodiversity Register of a village
    in Nagaland

    The Community Conserved Areas are going a step beyond by documenting the rich ecological knowledge of the state

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  • Article

    What is India losing by not conserving its land?

    An assessment of the costs of land degradation in six different parts of India

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Director, Forestry & Biodiversity