Losing ground: How are India’s conservation efforts putting the local communities in peril?


A thematic map on conservation conflicts in protected areas in India reveals how the strict wildlife policies have undermined the rights of indigenous & local communities. It has been developed by the EJAtlas team in collaboration with Kalpavriksh, India.

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Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, Chattisgarh, India 

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Non settlement of resource use, access and governance rights, a slowdown to conservation and livelihoods, India 

Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India  

Displacement for conservation in Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, CG, India 

Eviction from Manas National Park, Assam, India 

Forced Eviction from Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India 

Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal, India 

Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India 

Eviction from Kanha Tiger Reserve, MP, India 

Kaziranga conflict: rhinos and poachers, Assam, India 

Land and livelihood conflicts in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and mangrove forest , Odisha, India 

Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharastra, India 

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and disputes over land, Tamil Nadu, India 

Forced eviction, mining and dams inside Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India 

Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India  

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India 

Sariska Tiger Reserver and contentious relocation plan, Rajasthan, India 

Simlipal National Park, conflict over conservation project, Odisha, India  

Struggle for community rights in the Protected Areas of Biligiri Ranganatha Swami Temple (BRT), India 

Struggle for fishing right within the Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharastra, India 

Dudhwa National Park and the fight for forest rights, UP, India 

Sundarban Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India 

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharastra, India 

Uranium mining proposed within the Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Telangana, India 

Eviction in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Muthanga Adivasi agitation, Kerala, India  

Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharastra, India 

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