The community conserved area is spread over 72.48 hectares of Niyamagiri hill range which is home to a number of vulnerable wildlife species. it is protected by the Village of Khambesi where agriculture is the primary occupation of the community and slash and burn cultivation is prevalent. Their way of living is closely knit with the forest. Even though the Villagers practice slash and burn cultivation, emphasis is given to the long term management and maintenance of forest biodiversity at each stage of cultivation. Their conservation practices provide valuable knowledge on traditional practices for protection of the region’s ecological status.