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Kalpavalli conservation approach:  community-centred conservation of the commons
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Kalpavalli conservation approach: community-centred conservation of the commons [India]

The Kalpavalli Community Conservation Area (KCCA) is a 6,500-acre (2,630 hectare) expanse of community-regenerated arid land located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. Over thirty years, participatory efforts have protected and restored this savannah ecosystem, with direct and indirect benefits to the community. This community-centred conservation of …

  • Compiler: Manisha Kairaly
Community Forest Management in the Nakina Van Panchayat
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Community Forest Management in the Nakina Van Panchayat [India]

Van Panchayats or village forest councils are a impressive example of grassroots community management of natural resources, where a specific administrative unit is locally elected by community members who are responsible for the management of activities related to the forest.

  • Compiler: Jaclyn Bandy
Naula Management and Conservation
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Naula Management and Conservation [India]

Naulas are shallow, four-sided stepped wells designed to collect water from subterranean seepages or springs and are used to meet domestic water needs by the local communities. Naula management and conservation encompasses a range of activities that preserve their structure and function.

  • Compiler: Jaclyn Bandy
Joint forest management
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Joint forest management [India]

Government and NGO supported community protection of forested catchments, through village-based Hill Resource Management Societies.

  • Compiler: Sumana Datta