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Haryali Devi Sacred Grove

Forest, Others → Mountain Ecosystem, Sacred Grove
550 ha
Forest Area under IFA → Reserve forest, Forest Area under IFA → Village forest, classified as a reserved forest, local people consider it a sacred grove, an enchanted place, ruled by divinity.
Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
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Description

Description
CountryIndia
Area (ha)550
Ecosystem TypeForest, Others → Mountain Ecosystem, Sacred Grove
Category of CCADefined
Number of households-
Number of people1199


Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginBased on traditional practice
Year of Formation1979
MotivationsReligious/cultural sentiments, Wild biodiversity conservation, Agricultural and livestock diversity conservation, Sacred Grove around a temple


Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAsYes
Decision Making BodyPanchayat , Others → Van Panchayat , Others → Council of multiple villages , Others → Members of a clan/sub clan , Others → Traditional system of elders
Rules and RegulationsInformal
Community activities through the yearPlantations and restoration activities, Religious ceremonies


Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Forest Area under IFA → Reserve forest, Forest Area under IFA → Village forest, classified as a reserved forest, local people consider it a sacred grove, an enchanted place, ruled by divinity.
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 Ownership-
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred LandscapeYes


Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and Subsistence-
Social ImpactsRevival or continuation of cultural/religious associations
Ecological ImpactNatural habitat preservation
Internal Threats and ChallengesReduced awareness about biodiversity and its value, Lack of resources and pressures of poverty, Over-harvesting from within the community, Changing socio-cultural practices and aspirations, Outmigration
External Threats and ChallengesRestrictive laws and policies , Unwanted development pressures, Negative impacts of tourism, Decline in biodiversity , Climate change impacts, streams are drying up


Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study-



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