Forest Rights, Governance and Conservation

Thematic team's main focus is to facilitate the ongoing initiatives of local communities in conserving and managing the forests in Odisha. The team work towards fostering institutional mechanisms and their higher scale collectives such as federations for inclusive and participatory management of forest ecosystems.

about us


Media Object

To achieve democratization of forest/natural resource governance in socially just, economically sound and ecologically secured manner.

Our goals are guided by the principles of:

  • Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Ecological security
  • Social equity and justice
  • Equitable benefit sharing
  • Respect for traditional rights, knowledge and uses


Media Object

Thematic team's approach is to promote conservation of biodiversity in Odisha through research, environmental education, capacity building and advocacy for legal and policy reform to steer a new era of ecological security.