Strengthening Community Forest Governance in Sub-Himalayan Bengal

Strengthening grassroots institutions in forest villages in the area, to promote a system of community forest governance as a sustainable and equitable way to fight deforestation and commodification.

The project activities include:

  • Strengthen community institutions for democratic forest governance;
  • Enrich value base (both biodiversity and livelihood) of the forest systems being brought under community governance;
  • Initiate meaningful community action in conservation as well as strengthening forest-based village economies;
  • Promote community conservation of forests as effective climate mitigation strategy;
  • In short, bringing the 2006 Forest Rights Act to life and making it work for forest communities.
  • Community, Landscapes
  • 2017
  • Influence Award
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Project information

  • English, Bengali
  • Bajkul, P.O. – Kismat Bajkul, P.S. – Bhupatinagar, District – Purba Medinipur, West Bengal 721655, India