Where we work
The region is characterised by unique climatic and topographic conditions and is home to India’s largest number of threatened endemic flora and fauna. Even though hunting is completely banned within the Community Conserved Areas (CCAs), and some species are protected even outside the CCAs, the Chinese Pangolin, Blyth’s Tragopan, Great Indian Hornbill and Western Hoolock Gibbon remain critically endangered.
What we do
We work with diverse ethnic groups across 9 districts in Nagaland. We support village and inter-village initiatives to conserve ecologically critical and bio-diverse areas, by providing context-specific information and aiding collective decision-making that engenders convergence of traditional wisdom with science to design effective conservation strategies. Our team has also initiated surveys on Water Commons for protection and better management of the catchment areas.
“I have asked my son not to hunt the Chinese Pangolin anymore as these creatures are protected. He did not utter a word as he is considered to be the best hunter in the village. I hope he will follow the council rules.”
New Peren, Peren
“Mount Pauna Biodiversity Conservation Forum, besides addressing conservation issues, focuses on sensitising and bringing together communities for protection and conservation of Mt. Pauna-Dzulike- Khonoma Landscape, spanning 40 sq. km of forest area across 14 villages. In future, we are planning to involve more villages to make Peren a green district.”
Mr. Lungshi Haikube
Chairman, Mt Pauna Biodiversity Conservation Forum, Peren