A Brief About Community Conserved Areas In India
Community Conserved Areas in India - A Directory
Understanding CCAs is important as it could provide solutions to a number of conservation related faced in the country today. However, CCAs remain invisible to society, are facing internal and external pressures due to globalisation, are ignored in government conservation policies, and some are on the verge of breaking down. Recognizing and supporting these efforts, and creating an environment to facilitate their spread, has the potential to start a conservation mass movement in the country. One step in this direction is the publication of Community Conserved Areas in India – A Directory (An Overview). It describes a diversity of such initiatives with the objective of gaining a deeper understanding of interface between conservation of biological diversity, local livelihoods, peoples’ rights and development needs.
CCA Research & Documentation
Lack of information and awareness about Community Conserved Areas and their issues has been one of the reasons why they have been ignored so far. For past few decades Kalpavriksh has been documenting, analyzing, supporting and lobbying for CCAs in general and in India and South Asia in particular.
Regular discussions and debates are the backbone of any transparent decision-making process and in helping to build a coherent bond between various actors involved. Kalpavriksh has been facilitating such dialogues in many parts of India and South Asia.
Kalpavriksh believes in long term relationship with communities and civil society groups that we engage with. These are our sources of inspiration, who have not only helped us deepen our understanding about participatory and community conservation and its links with local livelihoods but have also helped us refine our own institutional functioning and decision-making processes.