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Supporting WWF India Work with Local Communities in Terai Area Landscape (TAL) on Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives

Valmiki Tiger Reserve, Bihar, Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh and Tiger Forest Area, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh
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WWF, India

The project aims to strengthen the socio-economic conditions of farmer communities to conserve the forest resources. Village-wise alternative livelihood options will be identified for the communities and farm-based options will be implemented. The project will also provide technical support to WWF Team in designing and implementing livelihood initiatives in TAL.

The key activities undertaken are:

  • In Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, a survey was conducted in 10 villages and model farmers were selected. The farmers were encouraged to take on mushroom farming for additional income
  • In Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, farmers were engaged with agriculture-related schemes. Cattle were vaccinated free of cost. A number of farmers also benefitted from the Rural Livelihood Mission wherein they took up goat rearing and chicken rearing