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Promotion of Community Forest Management for Livelihood Support of the Paliyar Tribe
Grantee Name: 
Action for Community Transformation India Foundation
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$16,958
DATES
Jul 2013
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Dec 2014
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$16,958
DATES
Jul 2013
-
Dec 2014

With the assistance of government departments and experts, sensitize, build capacity and involve the Paliyar indigenous community in sustainable non-timber forest product (NTFP) collection, while conserving the habitats and wildlife of the Palni Hills of India's Tamil Nadu. Collect baseline data on NTFP resource availability, expose community members to sustainable harvesting practices and promote community forest management. Explore ecotourism as a possible alternate livelihood.

Strategic Direction: 1 Enable action by diverse communities and partnerships to ensure conservation of key biodiversity areas and enhance connectivity in the corridors