Recognition of forest rights and livelihoods of tribal communities: a study of Western Ghats region, Kerala state

This monograph by Dr Jyothis Sathyapalan and Dr Gopinath Reddy is an attempt to understand the implementation processes of the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Kerala. The study also tried to evaluate the scope and feasibility of taking up the implementation of community rights and conservation duties in an integrated manner with the Participatory Forest Management (PFM) programmes of the state. The
study reports considerable progress in filling up of the claims for individual land rights during the study period 2009-10.