Biodiversity with Snehakunja in Western Ghats

This project aims to restore the biodiversity of the Western Ghat wetlands. Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site it is home to several indigenous species as well as several endangered species of amphibians, reptiles, primates and plants and sustaining the livelihood of local communities.

Snehakunja Trust actions will go through:

  1. Restoring of degraded freshwater swamp habitats and improving the hydrological regimes;
  2. Reducing climate change vulnerabilities for the indigenous and forest-dependent communities;
  3. Strengthening community institutions on forest governance, planning, monitoring, and conservation techniques;
  4. Adopting of sustainable livelihood options and clean energy solutions;
  5. Improving awareness regarding ecological importance of critical habitats, leading to higher participation in conservation activities.