Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) in India reflect a huge diversity of ecosystems in which they exist, institutions, rules and regulations that they adopt, the objectives that are the reason for the conservation effort or the motivations behind them. Understanding CCAs could provide solutions to a number of conservation related issues yet most CCAs remain invisible to society, are facing internal and external pressures due to globalisation, are ignored in government conservation policies, and many are on the verge of breaking down. One step in this direction is the publication of Community Conserved Areas in India - A Directory

Introduction to the CCA Directory: