Community reserve forest at Ting Ngai Vai Pou and Tommaina river bank

400 ha
Protected Areas under WLPA → Community reserve
Senapati, Manipur


Area (ha)400
Ecosystem TypeForest
Number of households50
Number of people-

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginBased on traditional practice, New initiative by government agency, New initiative by external non-government agency
Year of Formation2004
MotivationsLivelihood, Ecological functions, Self empowerment, Response to external threat

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAs-
Decision Making BodyResource users , Others → Traditional system of elders , NERCORMP-IFAD constituted a natural resource management group (NaRMG) from within the community. The NaRMG and the traditional village authority constituted from amongst their members a reserve forest management committee (RFMC), which is empowered to settle forest related disputes.
Rules and RegulationsFormal
Community activities through the yearFire Management, Regulation of harvest, Soil and water conservation

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Protected Areas under WLPA → Community reserve
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, Community Owned
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceNon-timber forest produce, As the area is now conserved, the trees and bamboo are likely to mature within a decade or so, providing the villagers with their domestic and economic needs.
Social ImpactsCommunity empowerment, Strengthened unity of the village. Increased respect among neighboring villages
Ecological ImpactNatural habitat preservation, Good diversity and population of wildlife, Improved/sustained ecological services, Protected forests and prevented hunting.
Internal Threats and Challenges-
External Threats and ChallengesRestrictive laws and policies , Protected areas overlapping, lack of recognition of customary rights.

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study2007

References and Glossary

References and Glossary

Multimedia, News and Updates

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