Lesson from Yawal

Print edition : August 04, 2017

Village residents participating in a campaign of the Maharashtra Forest Department to plant trees, in July 2016. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Spot verification of claims made under the FRA in progress in Nimdya village in October 2016. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Contrary to the impression sought to be created, Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary offers an excellent example of how gram sabhas, with help from local organisations and government agencies, can use the FRA to transform a sanctuary on the brink of ecological and social disaster into a thriving habitat for wildlife.
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