Sacred groves of Virajpet taluka, Coorg

150000 ha
Forest Area under IFA → Village forest
Kodagu, Karnataka


Area (ha)150000
Ecosystem TypeForest
Category of CCADisrupted
Number of households-
Number of people-

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginBased on traditional practice
Year of Formation-
MotivationsReligious/cultural sentiments

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAs-
Decision Making BodyOthers → Members of a clan/sub clan
Rules and RegulationsInformal
Community activities through the year-

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 OwnershipCommunity Owned
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceFirewood, Non-timber forest produce
Social ImpactsRevival or continuation of cultural/religious associations
Ecological Impact-
Internal Threats and ChallengesChanging socio-cultural practices and aspirations
External Threats and ChallengesLand ownership or tenure issues, Unwanted development pressures, Land used for coffee plantations

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceBy external entity with permission of community member
Year of Study-

References and Glossary

References and Glossary

Multimedia, News and Updates

Community Conserved Areas

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