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.
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Modeling the Economics of Grassland Degradation in Banni, India, using System Dynamics
Unless Banni is cleared of its invasive plant, Asia's once-finest grassland will continue to incur high economic lossesRead More
Civil society conservation groups receive special recognition at Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2018Read More
Nagaland is changing
Community Conserved Areas of Nagaland are trying to pull the state back from the brink of natural resource extinctionplay
A People's Biodiversity Register of a village
The Community Conserved Areas are going a step beyond by documenting the rich ecological knowledge of the stateRead More
Losing the benefits of forests to degradation?
The study examines the value of Uttarakhand's forests to local communities and to touristsRead More