Action Research, Capacity-Building and Policy Support
for Community Forest Resource management in Central India

FRA incorporates the provision of Critical Wildlife Habitat (CWH). The Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change has issued guidelines for CWH declaration process and Maharashtra Forest Department has initiated the process of CWH declaration in the PAs of Maharashtra. However, views regarding CWH differ among the local communities, Forest Department, CFR facilitating organisations and wildlife conservation organisations. We worked in collaboration with Kalpavriksh ( and other researchers and lawyers to produce a report that helps define or explain the important terms in the context of FRA and rectify the mis-perceptions about the CWH declaration, and to interpret and understand the correct process of CWH declaration.

CWH Report (English)

CWH Report (Hindi)