Enhance ecological connectivity across the Gudalur Plateau, an important link in the Mysore-Nilgiri Corridor. Understand, document and promote recognition of the role of sacred groves in biodiversity conservation. Support Adivasis indigenous communities to claim community forest rights under the Forest Rights Act of 2006, and strengthen capacity of these indigenous communities to conserve forest resources. Apply learning to inform wider implementation of the act.
Strategic Direction:1 Enable action by diverse communities and partnerships to ensure conservation of key biodiversity areas and enhance connectivity in the corridors