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Western Ghats

Top Stories

October 10, 2016
Returning to the Forest: India’s Indigenous Population Reclaims Their Ancestral Home
Through the Forest Rights Act, Adivasi village councils, known as Gram Sabhas, were given legal recognition as the bodies which govern their respective community forests.
February 25, 2016
Grantee Spotlight: Sathyabhama Das Biju
CEPF grantee Sathyabhama Das Biju might not be universally recognized as a celebrity, but he has recently been in the limelight for his frog discoveries in India. He has discovered 89 of the country’s approximately 350 frog species.
September 22, 2015
Using incentives to support communities and conservation
CEPF is working with its grantees to make conservation a better solution for hotspot communities by providing economic incentives.

Press Releases

October 7, 2008
New Research Shows World’s Mammals Face Growing Extinction Threat
Tropical deforestation, over-hunting and other environmental crises are wiping out the world’s mammals at an unprecedented rate, according to new research published by Science Magazine.