Ufrainkhal Pauri

Forest, Others → Mountain Ecosystem
695 ha
Forest Area under IFA → Village forest
Garhwal, Uttarakhand


Area (ha)695
Ecosystem TypeForest, Others → Mountain Ecosystem
Number of households-
Number of people-

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginBased on traditional practice, Revived by community initiative, New initiative by community, New initiative by external non-government agency
Year of Formation1969
MotivationsEcological functions, Self empowerment, Natural habitat and species conservation, Response to external threat

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAsYes
Decision Making BodyWomen’s committee , Youth committee , 9f. The College teacher and conservationist Sachidanand Bharti and the Dudhatoli Lok Vikas Sansthan (DLVS), Mahila mangal dal (MMD) along with the state forest department
Rules and RegulationsInformal
Community activities through the yearFire Management, Patrolling, watch and ward, Plantations and restoration activities, Soil and water conservation, Fencing

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Forest Area under IFA → Village forest
FRA Applicability -
Community Forest Resource Rights (CFR)-
Date of filing CFR claim-
Level of CFR claim -
Date of recognition of CFR claim-
Management plan status-
Land OwnershipGovernment owned → Forest Department
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceCut fodder, Grazing, Firewood, Non-timber forest produce
Social ImpactsCommunity empowerment, Empowerment of women/youth/disadvantaged sections, Assured land ownership or access, Revival or continuation of cultural/religious associations, Mitigation of external threat, Prevention of distress outmigration
Ecological ImpactNatural habitat preservation, Good diversity and population of wildlife, Improved/sustained ecological services
Internal Threats and ChallengesOutmigration
External Threats and ChallengesRestrictive laws and policies , Negative impacts of tourism, Climate change impacts

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study1984

References and Glossary

References and Glossary

Multimedia, News and Updates

Community Conserved Areas

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