CCADirectoryCoverPage FullCommunity Conserved Areas or CCAs are now an internationally recognized phenomenon. This Directory is the world’s first country-wide compilation and analysis of CCAs. It describes a diversity of  initiatives, attempting to gain a deeper understanding of conservation of biological diversity, local livelihoods, peoples’ rights and development, through around 140 case studies across 23 Indian states.

This Directory hopes to strengthen the efforts of communities conserving their wildlife and natural resources all over the country. 

Go Directly to : CCA State Chapters & Case Studies

The Directory compiled by Neema Pathak, has been Published by Kalpavriksh. It is a Hard bound book with 800 pages. The publication has National and State Maps in colour displaying the CCA areas aong with B&W photos and illustrations. This is available for a Contributory Price Rs. 500/- in India and USD 30 Elsewhere, Postage Charges Extra. To get a Copy please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 The Community Conservation Areas Directory

The Directory also includes a national overview of the definition, kind and spread of CCAs; the institutions that create and manage them; the factors that lead to their success and those that threaten their existence; their ecological and social significance; a detailed analysis of legal and policy environment, and more.

Do take a look at the Overview & A Brief Introduction to CCAs in India

Associated Info: CCA Documentation Formats/Guidelines and Assessments

State Chapters & Case Studies

The case studies are complemented by state-level analyses contributed by a large number of   individuals and organisations from different parts of the country.