Case Study: Protecting forests in India

Author: International Land Colation & IWGIA
Number of pages: 12
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2018
Release month/day: April-01

Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in defending and protecting their forest land rights. The passing of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006 is a positive step towards the recognition of indigenous forest dwellers’ land rights and their role in forest protection. In line with the new legislation, IWGIA has developed a community-based self-governance system for the management and protection of forests, called ‘Community Forest Governance’.

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About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

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