Combining solar power plants with wildlife sanctuaries might calm conflicts between humans and nature.

Rajkamal Goswami

ATREE, which has long-term presence and stake in biodiversity conservation of KMTR along with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department has been actively campaigning to reduce plastic use in the reserve and monitor the impact of such a large congregation of people inside the forest for the last three years.

Joint Forest Management (JFM) is an organic process targeting the regeneration of degraded forests by involving the local community and operates on the interaction between the Forest Department and the local community. Successful formation and functioning of Village Forest Councils (VFCs) is the key factor that decides the success of the entire programme.