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Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Piloting economic models for biodiversity conservation

A one day workshop “Piloting economic models for biodiversity conservation” was conducted on 9th November, 2011 at Ariankavu, Kerala. The workshop invited all stakeholders in the landscape and included VSS executives, Panchayath members, individual farmers  and officials of the Forest Department. The objective of the workshop was to present the economic model that was developed to bring communities together for maintaining and restoring natural habitats and increasing biodiversity in the landscape. Mr. Srinivas  Vaidyanathan, Managing Trustee of FERAL welcomed workshop participants and delivered the key note address. The meeting was presided by Mr. Johnson Thomas, Divisional Forest Officer, Thenmala and Ms. B. Ayammal, President, Ariyankavu Grama Panchayat.
Community workshop introducing direct payment mechanism to stakeholders.
Event Information


Srinivas Vaidyanathan
Principal Investigator

Event Details

Related Project: Bridging the Shencottah Gap: How Payments for Ecosystem Services Can Restore Biodiversity Outside Protected Areas in India
Date: 9th Nov 2011
Venue: Ariankavu, Kerala

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  • CEPF Event Co-host
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