Community Conserved Areas

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the understanding of and strengthen the narrative about the role played by Community Conserved Areas in conservation of biological diversity in larger landscapes in South Asia.

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Why This Portal

A need to create an open source platform which would serve as a repository of knowledge/data covering the multidimensional nature of Community Conserved Areas to enhance the understanding of the role they play in conservation. This knowledge/data is created by, for and with the people from communities across South Asia who are conserving their territories.

Total number of CCAs documented :


Total area (hectares) covered by documented CCAs:


The data shown here only consists of the community conserved areas (CCAs) that are documented on the web portal which are only a fraction of the total number of CCAs in India. The data is not verified through any peer-review processes or government authorities


Community Conserved Areas


Ashtamudi Lake

  • Ecosystem Type:Wetlands and rivers
  • Area (ha):3800
  • Legal Status :NA
  • Ecosystem Type:Forest
  • Area (ha):1800
  • Legal Status :CFR under FRA
  • Ecosystem Type:Forest, Grasslands, Wetlands and rivers, Others → Mountain Ecosystem
  • Area (ha):34
  • Legal Status : Others → Van Panchayat
  • Ecosystem Type:Forest, Others → Mountain Ecosystem
  • Area (ha):1500
  • Legal Status :Forest Area under IFA → Unclassed forest

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Community Conserved Areas

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