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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ADB Embankment subproject in the Brahmaputra river of Kaziranga, Assam, india 

Baiga women’s mobilization to protect forests from Forest Department intervention in Pondi, India 

Baiga’s claim to right to land and forest resources in Chhattisgarh, India 

Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, Chattisgarh, India 

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

Conserving Bio-Cultural Diversity in the Sacred Tsum Valley in Gorkha District, Nepal 

Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India  

Chitwan National Park: a violent conflict on resource use rights in Nepal 

Desplazamiento forzado por la conservación de áreas protegidas: Comunidad de Laguna Larga. Reserva de la Biosfera Maya, Guatemala 

Desplazamientos forzados desde los Parques Nacionales Laguna del Tigre y Sierra del Lacandón, Guatemala 

Displacement for conservation in Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, CG, India 

Displacement in Limpopo National Park, Mozambique 

Doloo Tea Workers against Greenfield Airport, Assam, India 

Eviction from Manas National Park, Assam, India 

Forced Eviction from Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India 

Solar power plant in Mikir Bamuni Grant, Assam, India 

Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal, India 

Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India 

Eviction from Kanha Tiger Reserve, MP, India 

Karad Airport expansion, Maharashtra, India 

Kaziranga conflict: rhinos and poachers, Assam, India 

Ken-Betwa river linking, India 

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

Land conflict between the state and Karen group in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand 

Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharastra, India 

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

New Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda  

Hydrocarbon exploration and blowout at Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Assam, 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 

Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal 

Sariska Tiger Reserver and contentious relocation plan, Rajasthan, India 

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

Bardia National Park (BNP) and Sonaha indigenous minorities, Nepal 

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 

Olive Quick Decline Syndrome in Apulia, Italy 

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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