Mountain Society for Research & Development (MSRD) Chitral

The Mountain Society for Research & Development is a grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of biological diversity and forest landscapes within the Hindukush region of Chitral, Pakistan. This organization is deeply committed to fostering active community involvement in its efforts. With a strong emphasis on conservation, the society has executed multiple projects aimed at safeguarding both forest resources and the natural environment. Through its diverse initiatives, the organization seeks to harmonize the goals of local communities and ecological sustainability, making strides towards a more resilient and thriving ecosystem. At its core, the organization primarily focuses on implementing nature-based solutions, undertaking extensive forest restoration initiatives, and fostering the advancement of sustainable livelihoods. These endeavors are concentrated within the landscape inhabited by the indigenous Kalash community, situated in Chitral, Pakistan.