Through our Research and Documentation activities, in India and CCAs in SouthAsia, we hope to bridge gap in information about CCAs. Gaining understanding on where do CCAs exist, why do they exist, how they start, what are their local institutions, what have they achieved, what threatens them and how best can they be supported in India and internationally are some of the objectives of such research and documentation. Additionally we hope that this will facilitate an exchange of information among community members, and other working with them.

Kalpavriksh has also been working towards greater recognition of CCAs globally through a network of individuals and organizations

In recent times a number of formal environment, forest, wildlife and biodiversity have been adopted in the country. A number of policies, laws and action plans have been put in place by the Government of India towards this end. All these have bearing on CCAs. Kalpavriksh has initiated a process where the strengths and weaknesses have been tabulated, with regard to theImpact of Laws & Policies.

We also maintain a Database on CCAs, which we endeavour to update regularly.  Do you know of, are part of or are working with any such efforts? Would you like to contribute to our efforts of documentation of CCAs?  If you are so willing you could contribute a case study or any other information on any of the existing or new case studies.

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