Restoring landscapes in India for climate and communities
A new report from WRI India found that the Sidhi district could economically and ecologically benefit from landscape restoration. When implemented at scale in Sidhi, restoring land could conserve biodiversity, improve water recharge, sequester carbon, enhance rural livelihoods and spur rural development. In India, more than 700 million people depend on forests and agriculture for their livelihoods. And over 250 million, mostly tribal and indigenous communities, women, and marginal farmers, need forests for fuelwood, animal fodder, food security, and income. But these natural resources are under threat.